- Aug 24, 2021
I’m getting really tired of this bug sticking around. It’s been broken since iOS 16 at some point and I’m making this thread to bring more attention to it and to make more people aware that it’s even broken because you might not even know.
So in the video above, you see how it’s working perfectly as intended until you swipe to your App Library or swipe left to the widget screen. The icons will then stop moving completely (except for the notification badges for some dumb reason) until you restart your device.
One thing to note is that swiping down for search doesn’t break it and it will continue to work just as long as you don’t look at the App Library or the dedicated widget page (widget screen from the lock screen is okay though).
I first noticed this glitch because at some point I didn’t see my icons moving and I thought maybe they had ditched this “feature” but then I was watching a video on YouTube from that Brandon guy “what’s up guys, my name is Brandon and today we’re going to talk about iOS 17.3 beta 4”.
Anyways, in one of his videos he had his screen recording as he talked and waved his phone around. I saw his icons moving and it made me curious as to how he got it to work. So I restarted my iPhone and sure enough I had the movement back. Then a few minutes later they were still again and I was baffled. So I kept an eye on when exactly they stopped and that’s when I saw the trend. When I swiped left or right on the Home Screen, they would stop until I restarted. I’ve reported this bug and they have yet to fix it (if they even will, knowing Apple).
What do y’all think of this bug? I wish they’d just at least give us a way to turn it off without using low power mode.