Do you have Reduce Motion on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vanilla35, Oct 30, 2013.


You do you have Reduce Motion toggled on for your iPhone?

  1. Yes

    223 vote(s)
  2. No

    147 vote(s)
  1. Vanilla35, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Hey everyone. I don't really prefer to have the parallax feature on in iOS7 so I decided to test out the Reduce Motion option under accessibility in the general settings section. I noticed immediately that this also gets rid of the unlock animation, and also changes the zooming in and out of apps when being opening and closed - replacing them with a subtle fading animation instead.

    At first I found this to be a blessing - because the unlock animation was cool the first few times but was really starting to become one of those things that irks me as I want to swipe to the next page but always have to wait longer because I'm forced to let the animation finish. Also, the zooming in and out of apps is something I enjoy visually, but (and this is the only thing that does this) it gives me a very slight nauseous feeling when it happens - kinda just like adding one more tick of stress to my mind (but in this case body) if you know what I mean.

    I actually prefer the fading animation a little because it's quicker, and the unlock animation (also fading) is sooo much quicker when using Touch ID if you have Reduce Motion toggled on. I've been using it for a few days and all in all I think it is a better experience for me with it toggled on. I only have a slight feeling in the back of my head that I kind of miss the in and out of app zooming animation, so I just wanted to get an idea of how many people have this toggled on and off in general.

    Sorry for botching the grammar in the poll

    Thanks for reading :apple:

  2. iSocialista macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013

    I swear it feels like I'm the only person on earth who loves the parallax effect.
  3. Fedmahn Kassad macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
    New York City
    I actually liked parallax :(

    It's the zoom animations that I think are too flashy. The fade effect is great and 100% in line with what I want from a phone: speed and efficiency.

    Nothing wrong with making speed and efficiency look good, which is why I thought parallax was good :(
  4. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

    It is, to me, a bit of unnecessary and pointless cuteness.

    But that's just me...I don't do cute...;)
  5. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    oh wow, i have not toggled reduce motion on since the initial release of iOS 7, or maybe it was the beta's before that. But it never used to get rid of that fade in and fade out like it does now did it?

    I like this much better, those fade in/out animations are garbage.
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I also love parallax. I only enabled this feature to get rid of many of the other animations. If they'd split it out separately, I'd have parallax enabled, and animations disabled.
  7. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    I like the parallax but also like the fade that reduced motion brings. It would be nice to have the fade plus the parallax.
  8. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I have parallax on. I like it along with the other animations.
  9. Vanilla35 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    I think the new "tweaks" to Reduce Motion came with the 7.0.3 update

    Yeah I thought it might have been cool to have each of the 3 changes (parallax, unlock animation, app opening and closing animation) able to be turned on and off individually - but the reason for Apple to even add this Reduce Motion option was because a certain portion of the demographic was actually having major problems with the animations. So I actually am grateful for those people - because I like this better :)

    Maybe now I can consider myself handicapped, because I have an "accessibility" feature turned on :D
  10. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
  11. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Parallax is neat, but I found that I forgot about it and simply didn't care for it.

    And the animation zooming I hated, so I have reduce motion on. The fade in animation is much more pleasing to the eyes and seamless and less jittery looking.

    Plus, I turn off anything that can use battery life unnecessarily, even if it's the most minor consumption.
  12. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    Fade makes me feel a little dizzy, so I leave "Reduce Motion" off. I don't mind parallax.
  13. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I like the responsiveness of the UI when motion is off, but I like the animations and the parallax effect, even if they are slower. What I would like is faster animations. I think the animations make the whole OS look more polished.
  14. kramjam macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Definitely happy with Reduce Motion on.. just wish things were like iOS6 snappy, especially multitasking. There's a little delay before you can start doing anything when you switch applications.
  15. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    I love it!
  16. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2008
    SEC Country
  17. KingArthurVI macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    The poll result says it all. Personally I have it disabled ;)
  18. Vanilla35 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    I feel ya man. I have a 5S and the animations basically make the phone's performance over the 4S or 5 useless when it comes to general browsing/navigating. I feel like the animations should be scaled to performance - not as they seem to be; which is a static number that all iPhones from the 4 up to the 5S share.

    Also I definitely have that slight delay (only every once in a while) when switching applications. iOS7 has so many little bugs it's not even funny haha. I just want them to fix the 100+ little tiny bugs and quirks that keep happening all over the place. They're not so much functional flaws as they are gaphical mishaps. I'm sure those will be fixed over the next year though
  19. iRoRo macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    Voted: Happier with Reduce Motion on.. :rolleyes: prefer performance and battery life over bells and whistles.
  20. sviato, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Yes, I prefer the fades rather than the zooms.
  21. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I find the delay at its worst when you unlock into a message, the keyboard comes up, start typing... But it only starts registering on the 3rd letter. So you have to go back and fix it.

    Also notice in Messages app, if you hit send, then lock the phone... When you unlock it, it completes the "sending" animation, and the delivered status, as if it just went through at that moment.

    Terribly unpolished compared with before.

    OP, I leave reduced motion on as well. Increases the speed a little bit, and I can't see a point in parallax. I don't rotate my phone away from me while I use it, especially on the home screen. When I had it on, the only times I'd notice it were when it would jump and stutter when you close an app.
  22. ChrisN718 macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2013
    Flushing, NY
  23. Justin33 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2013
  24. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    On for me too, prefer the fading as others have said...
  25. Phony-ID macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Hmmmm. I just turned the Reduce Motion On feature. Kinda like it. Phone (5s) feels a bit snappier with it off.

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