General Poll : Reduce Motion - On / Off ?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by hamiltonDSi, Oct 4, 2015.


Reduce Motion

  1. On

    66 vote(s)
  2. Off

    119 vote(s)
  3. I like Rose Gold

    18 vote(s)
  1. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Last year I bought the 6 Plus and sometimes the animation would lag when closing an app / folder so I turned on Reduce Motion.
    After I got used to it I enabled it on my iPad Air 2 and my 15" rMBP (animate opening apps) because I like my Apple devices to be "in sync".

    Now, with the 6s Plus being so damn powerfull and lag free I turned it off on all my Apple devices and I'm getting used to the animations again.

    I was wondering which option do you guys prefer ?
  2. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I find myself with it on 50% of the time and off the other 50% even now with the 6s+.
  3. FloridaGary macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2014
    I have a 6 and it has always been off. Never experienced a performance issue on iOS 8 or 9.
  4. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    i have it off. I know in ios8 (my personal exp), if you turned reduce motion on, the UI would stall for the duration of the animation thereby not giving any speed ups.
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Off, I prefer the normal animations which give me a sense of place
  6. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Was going to make a new thread..but, feel like this should go here..

    On an iPhone 6 running 9.0.2...I feel like I end up having to press almost everything twice, A LOT of the time..

    i.e. Coming out of an app and opening a new one or unlocking via Touch ID and trying to open that first app..

    I have reduce motion set to ON and still don't find the device snappy enough to keep up.

    Am I expecting too much and this is the standard or do I need to address something?
  7. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    since day one, I had this feature ON - hate that default animation. At this point, I almost forgot it existed.
  8. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Why would I deactivate a 60 fps smooth eye gasm?
  9. hamiltonDSi thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    The 6 Plus does not know what 60fps is. Lol.
  10. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Reduce = On, always... not interested in superfluous add ons.
  11. Septembersrain Contributor


    Dec 14, 2013
    I prefer it on. I have reduce motion on my 6s, Mini 3, and Air 2. For some reason parallax makes me uber nauseous. Seasick kind of feeling if I had to describe it in detail...
  12. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    I hate reduce motion because like someone else said... having things just fade into place doesn't really tell you where it came from. I like the visual feedback of seeing something open up, instead of just popping into place.

    Reduce motion also feels out of place because the rest of the animations are still enabled (such as swiping left and right and the card view scrolling). I think they should give us more choices for closing and opening animations. I kinda like the animation of using a link inside mail where Safari will slide into view from the right. It could be cool to have that animation for opening apps.
  13. imejh macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2013
    I have it on... my iOS devices seem to operate a bit smoother and faster without the supererogatory animations.
  14. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    Have it on.
    Extra crap like animations may look nice in the beginning but get tiring rather quickly.
  15. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
  16. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I've always had this setting turned On

    Just my preference.
  17. Jukens macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    You have that issue because they removed touch input while still in an animation since iOS 9, for example when you close an app it wont respond to any input until the animation is complete....very annoying, making me have to double tap apps as well.
  18. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I would use Reduce Motion, except that the delays where the device doesn't respond to touch even though everything looks settled and ready are even bigger than they are without it.

    I can tap/swipe the screen several times before it responds after any animation (such as going to home screen, opening a folder, etc...)
  19. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    I don't mind the animations too much, as the "Reduce Motion" animations (the fade effect) is just as fast or slow as the standard zoom animations.

    This is only important to those who get motion sickness.
  20. LimonJoe macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2015
    I turn reduce motion on. Runs faster, less impact on battery with my 6. Which hasn't been an issue. The 6 is my first iPhone after using android since its inception and I could never get 16hours screen on time like I can with my iPhone.
  21. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    Depends on the device.
    I run a 6S Plus and a Note 5 and their battery life is pretty darn close. Each is >1 day.
  22. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    I always have it on, but just because I dislike their choice of animations.
  23. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    This right here is the number 1 reason I had to go back to 8.4.1. It's maddening! It takes me multiple taps to get anything to happen when it would happen instantly on 8.4.1. If they ever fix this I'll jump to iOS 9 in a heartbeat.
  24. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Well, it's too damn bad I didn't realize the fault in iOS 9's ways until it was too late. Don't know why it took me so long.

    I'd have rolled back, also - don't think that's being signed anymore, though.
  25. ipooed macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2014
    Exact same thing here iPhone 6s

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