Reduced Motion

lewismayell

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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?
 

C DM

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

sunking101

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The fade looks WAY better than the zooming stuff. I toggle reduce motion on purely for this.
 

Armen

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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?
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.
 

lewismayell

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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.
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
 

Armen

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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
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.
 

braddick

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The fade looks WAY better than the zooming stuff. I toggle reduce motion on purely for this.
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.
 

C DM

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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.
10-12 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)?
 

Armen

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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)?
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.
 

Tyler23

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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.
I have all of that on and can go 30+ hours between chargers.
 

Tyler23

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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? :)
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.
 

lewismayell

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

Armen

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

lewismayell

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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.
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
 

Armen

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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
That's the thing. You shouldn't even have to try and get 10 hours easy.
 

C DM

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That's the thing. You shouldn't even have to try and get 10 hours easy.
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.
 

GreyOS

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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.
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.