Does the reduce motion setting even save battery?

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

  1. Speedman100 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2013
    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

    Oct 17, 2011
    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

    Nov 1, 2011
    it's for placebo effect. turning it off does nothing.
  4. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    Not really. I've tried it before and I've gotten similar results with it on and off.
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Except for the spectacular improvement in user experience by reducing the annoying animations, other benefits are probably negligible.
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    probably nothing noticeable. i have it off on my phone and have it on my iPad, no difference.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    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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