Does the reduce motion setting even save battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Speedman100, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

    Speedman100

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    I have heard people tell me that turning on the reduce motion setting in accessibility will reduce battery drain, but is that even true? I don't think it would affect anything.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Likely not, or even if it does it's likely not a very noticeable effect for most.

    It does help with the look/feel and to some degree the speed of interaction with the OS, which is likely what a lot of people generally use it for.
     
  3. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    it's for placebo effect. turning it off does nothing.
     
  4. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Not really. I've tried it before and I've gotten similar results with it on and off.
     
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Except for the spectacular improvement in user experience by reducing the annoying animations, other benefits are probably negligible.
     
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    probably nothing noticeable. i have it off on my phone and have it on my iPad, no difference.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    With less processing there will be less power comsumption. Is the difference significant enough to worry about? Probably not. Want to confirm? Test and see for yourself.
     

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