iOS 7 Motion Sickness

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by anothername, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. anothername macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2011
    After a few minutes of using IOS7 on my iPhone 5, I started getting a feeling of nausea and my head started to hurt. I've tried turning on the "reduce motion" thing in general settings and it doesn't seem to help. I can't use it for more than a minute or two before the nausea kicks in.

    Anyone know of any way to disable all the zoom/motion stuff? If there isn't, I think I need to find a way to revert to IOS6.

    Now I have to go lay down.
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
  3. dontomaso macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2013
    The zooming animations look cool the first hour or so but after that it gets really annoying. Why Apple chose to not being able to disable them is beyond me.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, it's unfortunate that in addition to having some control over parallax there's no control to the extra fading/zooming/etc. animations.
  5. TofSanity macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2010
    Go to general settings then to accessibility and turn on reduce motion. It helps
  6. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    absolutely zero difference between ios 6 and ios 7 with reduce motion on. If you feel otherwise, it's in your head.
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    The slower smoother animations and layering effects can cause motion sickness too. ;)
  8. Jake0604 macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    If you get motion sickness this easy that is kind of sad.
  9. BowTheMan89 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2011
  10. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    The OP forgot to mention he was trying to use it on a rollercoaster.
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Use a solid background. That might help.

    I suffer from the same thing too. I hope they push out some more accessibility controls to deal with it, otherwise I'm going to have to sell my iPad if more and more apps start adding weird things to take advantage of it.
  12. snorkelman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010
    sorry, got one iP5 with 6 and another iP5 with 7 sat here and even with reduce motion set to on there's still a major difference between the two

    on the ios6 one launching an app sees it zoom up to fill the screen from centre outwards

    on ios7 the app-launch zoom is dependent upon where the app is positioned on screen

    e.g. in a 3x3 square of icons in an ios7 folder view a 'top left' app icon position in the grid sees the app zoom up from top left to bottom right, whilst a 'top right' app icon position sees the app zoom up from top right down to bottom left etc)

    I'd guess the zooms themselves are more dramatic because of this, and coming from multiple directions is going to add up to a whole lot more perceived motion than ios6 for some folks.

    I guess they could always arrange their most used apps in centre positions of folder 3x3 grids for the ios6 style zoom..
  13. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    It may be sad. But that shouldn't make any less of the person. Some people get seizures to flashing lights... it's sad in the true sense of the meaning.

    I was wondering if the parallax effect would cause it for anyone.

    To answer your question, OP, to the best of my knowledge, you can't upgrade to iOS 6 once you're at 7, barring alternative methods that might come up.
  14. burgerking2 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2013
    I've been using IOS 7 on my iPhone 5 for the past few hours. And I agree, these animations are making me nauseous and have motion sickness.

    I've turned off parallax, but the biggest thing that giving me a headache is the constant zooming in and out when you open and close apps.

    I think there's many people in the same boat like me who cannot watch 3D films or play FPS video games like Halo, cause after 10 minutes, I feel like throwing up. And the feeling doesn't away easily. And I don't get used to it, even over time...

    I really hope Apple puts out a fix to disable these animations for the many users who experience problems with motion sickness.

    Otherwise, I may have to sell this phone, no joke. I've had the last 4 generations of iPhones, but this is that big of a problem for me...
  15. Doublea6 macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2013
    Personally I don't even notice when parallax is on.
  16. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    It's even worse than that. I couldn't find the kid's iPod so I used the wife's iPad on iOS 6. So if the iPad zooms differently than an iPhone on iOS 6 I apologize. :)

    In iOS 6, when launching apps the other icons slide directly to the sides of the screen without zooming and disappear quickly. In iOS 7, everything on the screen zooms towards you like you are falling into it (with Reduce Motion turned on). *Much* more motion and makes me feel queasy after awhile. I'll learn to look away like I did with TiVo menus but I want to be able to turn it off.
  17. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    For people prone to motion sickness it's the subtle, almost imperceptible changes that are the worst.
  18. cogitodexter macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    Naaaaaaarfolk, England
    Heck, I get a migraine (and hot sweats) from playing 1st person shooter games so I'm really sensitive to such things, but the animations in iOS don't have any effect on me.

    If you're suffering from these animations, then I suggest that you might want to take a look at your wider environment - fluorescent lighting, lack of natural daylight, etc - or get an eye test that includes a test for astigmatism.
  19. dkmtoronto Guest

    I also find iOS 7 visually disturbing. After disabling parallax and other 'subtle' motion with the "Reduce Motion" setting, I still find the numerous full-screen zooms unpleasant.

    After several iPhone sessions of a few minutes each today, I have a lingering sense of motion sickness. Any advice about controlling the environment would be beside the point, I think: I've been using the device from a variety of seated positions, under either natural or artificial light. I have a similar response to immersive 3D games, unfortunately, after about half an hour of play.

    Given these problems, I hope that Apple provides a way to disable full-screen animations soon. Otherwise, for the first time in several years, I may need to replace my usual iPhones and iPads with new Android devices, somewhat reluctantly.
  20. Casiotone, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

    Casiotone macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2008
    Somewhere in the brainstorming session of a sleazy marketing company : "Hmmm... What could we do to hurt iOS 7's image using a viral negative campaign?".

    Edit: Sorry if anyone really has these issues, but I can see this thing getting overblown quite easily.
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Why are you making fun of a medical issue... :confused:
  22. Casiotone macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2008
    I'm not saying that these people are lying, but it does happen to make it a perfect smearing campaign against iOS 7 when nobody can doubt any of their claims without sounding like a bad person laughing about a medical issue...

    (I can feel I will be highly criticized for this post...)
  23. dkmtoronto Guest

    A political take on an ergonomic issue is essentially irrelevant.
  24. Casiotone macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2008
    It's irrelevant if it's true... But whatever, while I really believe you, I can see other people using this either as a joke and/or to bash Apple in the future, and that tickled me.
  25. burgerking2 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2013
    This is a real issue affecting many people.

    If you know people who get carsick while reading in a moving car or get seasick easily on a boat or get a headache watching a 3D movie, then these are the same people who can get motion sickness and nausea from these apple iOS 7 animations and movements. For me, it's mainly the constant zooming in and out of apps.

    Besides the fact that I think the constant zooming in and out can get gimmicky and old after a while, this issue causes a headache for me. And like I said, I might seriously consider selling this iphone because I check my phone 100 times a day.

    Maybe this issue only affects 5-10% of the population, but that still means it potentially affects millions of users. It is a real issue.

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