I can't see the parallax effect even if it's turn on.

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  1. lulumink macrumors regular

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    It's very weird. All all of my Apple devices have that effect but I just don't see it.
    I can sort of see the icons are moving from left to right. And wallpapers Zoom in and zoom out. But it doesn't give me the 3-D effect. How come? Are my eyes not normal?
     
  2. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 7's parallax effect is a last-minute useless hard-to-make-sense-of gimmick. Period.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's supposed to look like this but doesn't quite

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  4. lulumink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly! I don't get that effect, the wallpaper and icons simply jitter back and forth without that 3D effect! I saw some guys showing it on youtube with that effect, super strange.

    If I turn off them completely, I lose all other animations. What the hell Apple?

    Change that!
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Exactly, we have to turn on a pointless system-wide feature which drains our batteries just in order to get weather app animations?? It's an app for goodness sake!
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Also what you may be seeing is it reseting. Once you stop moving your iDevice in about a second the Wallpaper will start moving back to the original position 2 to 3 frames a second.
     
  7. lulumink thread starter macrumors regular

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    That makes sense. It definitely behaves strange on all of my devices.
    I wonder if it's like that or it's my problem not to see it.

    Anyway, a pointless feature that no one wants.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Not true at all. Many people enjoy it, myself included. And it's not meant as a useful feature, just a UI design meant to be fun.

    I happen to think it's a nice touch. Doesn't hurt performance at all.
     
  9. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    No evidence to support it does anything to drain the battery. Another bunch of internet garbage.
     
  10. lulumink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just curious, do you see the true 3D effect on your screen? or is it just bunch of moving icons?
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I see the "3D" effect. For me, the icons move, and the background moves, allowing you to see behind the icons. Like a slightly less extreme version of the .gif posted above. Are you using a background win texture, such as the background with stars, or just a plain color background?
     
  12. lulumink thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried every wallpaper, none of them seems to work. It's not my eyes. I showed it to other people.

    I think the wallpapers didn't move far enough for me to see the effect. It's really strange. I can see the icons move though. This happens to all of my devices. It can't be real.
     
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    Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    People had this use with iOS 7 was released. What it was, though, is they didn't really know what they were looking for.

    Go to settings, general, accessibility. Is reduce motion turned on?
     
  14. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    History loves to repeat itself.

     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure what you mean by this? It's just a video of a Nokia phone?
     
  16. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    That ad was completely misleading, the actual device was very laggy and buggy and the UI didn't have these transitions.
     
  17. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I like it and on my devices it works like it is supposed to work.

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    Absolutely correct.
    Since iOS 7 release there is a growing list of websites posting "magic guides for battery saving" that basically suggest to disable everything to spare some minutes in battery endurance :rolleyes:

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    It mostly depends on the wallpaper itself. Actually the icons should be the only thing that doesn't move at all.
     
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    Nothing to do with parallax effects on iOS 7 .... It works like advertised
     
  19. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't (see post #3).
     
  20. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    I can see the effect, but the illusion is often to subtle or a slight quirk distracts you and pulls you out of the illusion.

    The way it reacts can be a bit jittery sometimes, or almost like it's too sensitive to very small movements, can't really explain it. The movement can feel a tiny bit delayed, just microseconds behind but that can make the difference. A bit like how I imagine the slightest of delays in a VR headset's graphics moving when you move your head would break down the illusion slightly.

    I have an iPhone 5, I wondered if the M7 processor enables a better effect on the 5S, and whether future phones will be able to hone it?
     
  21. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think this is true. The icons and the wallpaper move. I see my icons move, and I can tell a measurable difference from the icons to the edge of the screen. I have seen the top left app icon move into the carrier info.
     
  22. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The icons and wallpaper both move.
     
  23. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I don't have that wallpaper but in my iPhone 5s it works as advertised

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    Well , looking at the icons they actually seem to move slightly ... Btw the final effect is what is advertised.
    And I like it ...
     
  24. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I don't see much of the effect and don't understand how some people get dizzy from it, but then again I don't get motion sick easily. I ended using the effect for my lock screen only, and a black wallpaper for my home screen. The effect isn't bold enough for me to enjoy it on my home screen.
     
  25. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    I don't think it works on the default wallpaper; you need to use a photo as the wallpaper, and scaling/cropping it might help as there's that little extra bit of real estate.
     

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