iOS7 on iphones causing motion sickenss

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by happycamper515, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. happycamper515 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2013
    There is an article in USA Today saying many people are experiencing motion sickness with iOS7 on the iphone. Apple's attempt to slick-up the animations seems to be causing some minor heath issues for some. The articles goes on to say that if it is a big enough problem you can expect Apple to fix it by probably giving users the option to turn off certain animations.
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    They already do.

    Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion "On"
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    OK, a phone causing health issues? Motion sickness from a phone? I repeat, a cell phone is making you sick because you can't keep your equilibrium?

    Is this the most retarded BS you've heard this month or the past year?
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I think people are going way too overboard with this.
  6. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
  7. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    That's nothing. I remember in the 1980s when the media was saying Dungeons & Dragons led to Satanism and teen suicide. Even 60 Minutes did a piece on it.
  8. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Rofl :p

    You're joking right?
  9. karl184 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Apple finally replied to my email regarding my motion sickness issue with iOS 7. I'm relieved that they are now aware of the issue and it seems like they are finally working on a fix. It's now only a matter of "when" not "if."


    Thank you for writing to Apple. At this time we want to ensure that you are aware of the current options to help reduce motion in iOS 7.
    You can Reduce Motion, which turns off Parallax and limits the animations of other apps and icon badges, by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion.
    Additionally, you can Increase Contrast and enable Bold Text - some users have informed us that that has helped them reduce the perception of motion they encounter in iOS 7.

    Apple is aware that some users may need additional motion control options. We do appreciate your feedback and will forward this information on to the appropriate people for review.

    At this time, we cannot comment on when a possible solution will be made available.

    Apple Accessibility

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  10. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
  11. cristovao macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2010
    That turns off parallax, but not the zoom in/zoom out animations when opening and closing apps. Apparently that's as big a culprit to the motion sickness as the floating effect.

    Luckily this isn't a problem for me and I like the animation effect, but it wouldn't hurt to include an option to turn off that feature as well for those that it allegedly does.
  12. quickcalibre macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2013
    It's just silly news, only people with a problem with motion sickness already have a chance of getting effected.
  13. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    So nobody, not a single person, gets motion sickness using Android or Windows phones?

    The only reason this is news is because it's Apple. With every new device (or the first major software refresh for iPhone, in this case), comes a new "gate".

    Apple could do everything right and someone somewhere will find something wrong.
  14. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
  15. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
  16. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2013
    I have to wonder how much time some people are spending staring at their phones and swiping from app to app for this to be a problem. The phone takes up such a small part of your field of view that I find it surprising that it can cause this.

    That said, someone I know (a tech writer) has this problem, and he wrote a piece about it for the Guardian (UK) the other day. So it does seem to be an issue.
  17. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    I guess it's just an apple problem! This is so funny!
  18. happycamper515 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2013
    Actually this is just an Apple problem and not an android problem. Having migrated from android to Apple I know android very well and the reason it's only an Apple problem is because android is very customizable. You can change the way the way the screens transition and make it as flashy or as plain as you want. Apple does not give you that flexibility...yet.

    That fact this article appeared on so many mainstrean news sites gives it traction and Apple can't simply ignore it.
  19. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    I wonder how these people drive cars, or travel in cars when other people are driving them.

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