Reduced Motion

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  1. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    So, I just turned off the parallax effect in an effort to save battery, and in doing so my apps now fade in and out instead of zooming in and out, same with folders, is this a bug or is this normal?
     
  2. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it is normal. This is a part of turning off the parallax effect.
     
  3. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The reduce motion setting essentially reduces/removes most animations/movements throughout the whole OS.
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The fade looks WAY better than the zooming stuff. I toggle reduce motion on purely for this.
     
  6. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that as well, I was just making sure it was supposed to do it
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    where exactly did you get the impression that turning off parallax saves battery? There are no computations being made by the cpu to take up battery. It just uses the accelerometer to move the background around.

    P.S. The accelerometer sensors are ALWAYS on and can't be turned off.
     
  8. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure, I've seen people say it online, it definitely did make a difference today though, phone died at 6% instead of 34
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    I keep Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, auto-brightness, location services, background refresh and parallax on ALL the time and get 10-12 hours/day of battery usage.

    I can understand turning all these features off if you were out hiking in the mountains with no power source near by but it doesn't quite make sense to do this in urban areas where a charging cable and wall socket are always within reach.
     
  10. braddick macrumors 68040

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    You're right, but if you're jailbroken and want to have some fun, toggle off 'reduce motion' and download the tweak, "Bouncy".

    Makes your icons bounce, especially so upon sliding to unlock.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    10-12 hours of usage reported in iOS, or basically the total time between charges (I guess the overall standby time that includes usage and non-usage)?
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    yep. 10-12 hours between charges is correct.

    I have a charger by my bed, at my office desk at home, in my car and in my work bag. I'm really not far away from a charging source so anything goes.
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I have all of that on and can go 30+ hours between chargers.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    How fast does it drain when you press the home button, take it out of standby and actually use the phone? :)
     
  15. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well, during that time I'll get 6-10 hours of usage making calls, texting, surfing the web, playing games, taking photos, etc. So, I'd say a while.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    Even more proof that turning all that stuff off to save battery is bologna.
     
  17. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But for my phone, on average I'd say I get 2 maybe 3 hours until it dies
     
  18. Armen macrumors 604

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    Ok you have an actual issue with your phone:

    1. You can try restoring the phone as NEW and not restoring from backup to see if the issue goes away or

    2. Take it to an Apple store to have the battery tested.
     
  19. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to, but I only really have a month and a half left with it so there's not much point in worrying about anything serious, I was just trying to get some easy battery time
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's the thing. You shouldn't even have to try and get 10 hours easy.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are there people who have issues getting to or past 10 hours of standby time? For the most part even those who post with somewhat poor battery might have somewhat low usage time but their standby time would be over 10 hours still. That's not to say that 10 hours is exactly even decent really, unless quite a bit of it is usage.
     
  22. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure how much standby I get, but with fair usage, I don't think 2-3 hours is good
     
  23. Armen macrumors 604

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    I put my phone on the charger recently. it was at 28% battery with 5 hours of usage and 1 day and 3 hours standby
     
  24. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I left it off charge overnight with 54%, I woke up with it on 28, and it died halfway through writing this at 21%
     
  25. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, but there will be some computational power involved in calculating the correct position for the wallpaper and icons according to the accelerometer data, and in shifting them into those positions. I'm by no means arguing that it's a lot- I personally can't see parallax being a significant drain on battery- but it definitely uses some battery.
     

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