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

lulumink

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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?
 

lulumink

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

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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!
 

sunking101

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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!
 

Julien

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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!
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.
 

lulumink

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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.
 

Tyler23

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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.
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.
 

lulumink

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

Tyler23

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

lulumink

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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?
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.
 

Tyler23

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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.
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?
 
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Max(IT)

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

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No evidence to support it does anything to drain the battery. Another bunch of internet garbage.
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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Just curious, do you see the true 3D effect on your screen? or is it just bunch of moving icons?
It mostly depends on the wallpaper itself. Actually the icons should be the only thing that doesn't move at all.
 

GreyOS

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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?
 

Böhme417

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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.
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.
 

Max(IT)

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It doesn't (see post #3).
I don't have that wallpaper but in my iPhone 5s it works as advertised

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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.
The icons and wallpaper both move.
Well , looking at the icons they actually seem to move slightly ... Btw the final effect is what is advertised.
And I like it ...
 

Resist

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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.
 

Shift Option K

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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.