This is for 3G users only. 3GS does not have a problem. Okay... let's begin. Open Mail (I'll wait) Okay, now make sure you're in your Inbox Now, close Mail (hit the home button) Open Mail again (did you notice your icons not flying away smoothly?) Now, turn Mail on it's side (go into landscape) While you're still holding your iPhone sideways, close Mail again (home button obviously) Now open Mail again (notice the icons fly away smoothly) Would you like the smoother animation all the time? If you do... follow the instructions below: 1. Jailbreak your iPhone if you're not already jailbroken 2. Use PhoneView or DiskAid to access the file System 3. Browse to var/mobile/Library/Caches 4. Delete the folder called "Snapshots" 5. Create a new folder on your Mac Desktop called "Snapshots" 6. Drag the folder you just made to /var/mobile/Library/Caches on your iPhone drive The reason for this is because the folder you created on your Mac does not have the correct folder permissions for the iPhone to write those cache files to it. Without the cache files, you don't get a launch preview in Mail, Safari and Notes. It's completely harmless and works like a charm. Try it out! If you want the old style back, just delete the "Snapshots" folder from your iPhone and the iPhone will automatically make a new one when Mail, Notes or Safari is launched again. It's not much, but at least it's a tiny step forward to making your iPhone visuals appear a little better. Thank you.