Should I enable “Reduce Motion”?

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my iphone 6 is a little big laggy sometimes when I try to open multiple apps at the same time, but I i like the animations. If I disable the animations , the device gets extremely faster but make me feel like an using an android cause there no animations.

What should I do? What would you do?
Reduce motion or not ?
 

bbrks

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Stay with animations.....so much better than Android cr..... movements :)
 

bluecoast

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I do. My iPhone 7 seems much calmer as a result.

The iOS 11 animations are really intended to be used with the X, anyway, so it all doesn’t make too much sense on other models.
 
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C DM

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Different people go with one option or the other for different reasons. For example, I have the option enabled mainly because I don't really care for animations.
 
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TheSkywalker77

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The answer to that question is personal preference, if you like it better with motion then disable Reduce Motion. If you like it without motion enable Reduce Motion. If the speed is the problem for you then I'd say enable Reduce Motion.
 

Reno Raines

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I have an iPhone 6 and I did the reduce animations and it made my device faster. For me the improved performance outweighed any negative. The problem with my answer is that it works for me. Try it out for a day or two and see if it still bothers you.
 

pika2000

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I enabled it on my iPads, and used to enable it on my iPhone, mainly to "speed up" the animations. But recent iOS11 made some animations a bit faster, so I now don't enable it on my iPhone (and I am in the mood of enjoying the parallax effect on my wallpaper... :D)
 
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Beelzbub

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I enable it because it messes with my vision and I get that car sick feeling. I wear two different contact lenses, one eye has one for distance, the other eye has one for close up. Enabling reduce motion really helped.
 

Gathomblipoob

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When I do buy and use an Android phone, the first thing I do is tap on Build Number in Settings until I activate Developer Mode. Then I go in there and completely disable animations.

This is one option Android has all over Apple.
 
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Starfia

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Oh. I don't think I can tell you what you should do, but it never occurred to me there might be a performance benefit (a consideration since I'm still using my original Apple Watch).
 

Gravydog316

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my iphone 6 is a little big laggy sometimes when I try to open multiple apps at the same time, but I i like the animations. If I disable the animations , the device gets extremely faster but make me feel like an using an android cause there no animations.

What should I do? What would you do?
Reduce motion or not ?
I just started with Reduced Motion on, which is more for battery life, than for speed.
But try it for a while & see if there's a difference.
Also, try swiping away apps you aren't using to close them, & turn off Background Refresh.
 
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aakshey

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I feel when the time comes that I need to optimise my iDevice for battery life, performance or otherwise, in any way, or to any extent, that’s usually the time that I should consider upgrading to a newer iDevice. :)
 

-BigMac-

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I feel when the time comes that I need to optimise my iDevice for battery life, performance or otherwise, in any way, or to any extent, that’s usually the time that I should consider upgrading to a newer iDevice. :)
So you have bluetooth, wifi and max brightness on all the time?

1. First day - turns off unneeded bluetooth
2. Second day - time to get a new device

LOL
 

aakshey

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Bluetooth and Wifi and cellular data on all the time.

Brightness around 30-50% all the time.
 

Gravydog316

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I feel when the time comes that I need to optimise my iDevice for battery life, performance or otherwise, in any way, or to any extent, that’s usually the time that I should consider upgrading to a newer iDevice. :)
Well... i could use a new laptop, ipad & phone... can you lend me $10,000?
 
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willmtaylor

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I just started with Reduced Motion on, which is more for battery life, than for speed.
Out of curiosity, why?

(This sounds more accusatory than it’s meant to, but I failed to think of a better way to phrase it): What makes you think that enabling Reduce Motion increases battery life by any meaniningful amount? (I’m genuinely curious, as I’ve never heard of this before.)
 
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Gravydog316

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Out of curiosity, why?

(This sounds more accusatory than it’s meant to, but I failed to think of a better way to phrase it): What makes you think that enabling Reduce Motion increases battery life by any meaniningful amount? (I’m genuinely curious, as I’ve never heard of this before.)
I just read it like a week ago, & turned mine off. thats all.