what a difference with reduce motion on

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  1. white4s Suspended

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    For whatever reason when I first got the 5s, turning on reduce motion makes the phone run smoother. Opening and closing apps is much snappier. Noticed it last night when I was looking for new ways to increase battery life and I remember an article saying switching it on will help a bit.

    But I will miss the backround and apps moving around with the phone
     
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    iOS runs smoother, but forget about a tangible gain in battery life whit reduced motion on.
     
  3. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    Is this because you're on 7.03/7.04? because I am still on 7.0 In case of a jailbreak release. Reduce Motion does absolutely nothing for me. On or off it's the same animation.
     
  4. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    On 7.0 all reduce motion does is remove the paralax effect on wallpapers. From 7.0.3 it does that but also changes the zooming animations when opening folders etc to a fade type animation and no zooming at all.

    However you cant have paralax effects with zooming...its both or neither.
     
  5. white4s thread starter Suspended

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    might not be a huge difference but there are articles reporting that it helps along with other certain settings. I've been averaging 5.5 hours of use so i'll see if this cycle increases or not

    Well I switched it on after I updated to 7.0.4
     
  6. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, actually just wanted to know if its worth the update.
     
  7. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    Just adding my $.02, I've had Parallax enabled since I got my 5s and I've gotten close to 9 hours with a single charge. Some days it'll only reach 7-8, but still...

    Not sure if it'll add much by turning it off, but I could be wrong. For me, I'm happy with what I'm getting, so I keep it on.
     
  8. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    Just update. There has never, and likely won't be a jailbreak for a non-current iOS. Not to mention that they have already said that up to 7.0.4 have not closed any security holes they have been watching.
     
  9. white4s thread starter Suspended

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    9 hours? jealous

    had the 5s since launch and the most I've had was 7. much better than the 4 I was getting with the 4s but I still would like to get what you get
     
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    Yeah, but some days are better than others. I know signal strength plays a big part. LTE is pretty good where I work and I'm mainly on Wi-Fi when I get home. It varies, though. I've had heavy use today and I'll probably only get 7.
     
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    It's a shame you can't turn off the zoom everywhere.
     
  12. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    Oke... So I updated to 7.04 and wow... the Reduce Motion option now literally makes iOS 7 faster than iOS 6. Why the hell wasn't this done to begin with?
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Because not everyone is in such a hurry that they can't wait .5 seconds for an animation ;)
     
  14. white4s thread starter Suspended

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    very true. wifi at work is beyond weak, barely 2mbps so I'm sure the battery goes quicker in 8 hours here than 8 hours home where it's at 15mbps
     
  15. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    So with every iOS version we either gain animation speed or it's the same as the previous version, and now it's suddenly unreasonable to expect the same animation speed with a phone that possesses way more power? For a company that claims the "user experience" is their top priority, this definitely doesn't make it seem like it.
     
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    it's not even that though. It is much more enjoyable to use, everything opens and closes instantly now.
     
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    I will be completely honest. I've been an iOS user since iOS 2. Formula 1 and basketball are my favorite sports (both involve speed), I'm a runner, and deal with fast-paced financial industry. I need to do things quickly on my iPhone, and I do not notice a difference between iOS 6 and iOS 7. I'm not saying there isn't one, but I use my phone heavily throughout the day and do not feel at all bothered by the animations nor their speed. I'm not saying it's great they they "slowed" it down at all, just that I use my phone hours per day and I don't see what all the fuss is about. :confused:
     
  18. white4s thread starter Suspended

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    I don't even know to respond to that lol but for me ios6 on 4s to ios7 on 5s is a world of difference in every aspect and like you I'm heavy on my phone through out the day

    I can compare it to a labtop using 512MB of ram to one using 2GB
     
  19. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be completely honest with you aswell then, I didn't notice it at first either... but after using it for a while I noticed that whenever I unlocked my screen I started swiping because I thought the display was ready for use, but I literally had to wait for the animation was ready. Somehow this went unnoticed to first couple of times. Then I turned on the Reduce Motion and it was all gone in 1 toggle I can honestly say that it makes my use of the phone ridiculously faster.
     
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    Most of those articles are just bs ... :rolleyes:

    Sure, if you disable almost everything like some web sites suggest, your are going to gain half an hour of usage time, but what's the meaning of have new features if you cannot use them ?

    In my experience the only real thing that make a difference is SIGNAL STRENGTH. With iOS 7, more than iOS 6, if you are in a zone with a poor network coverage your battery drains very quickly.
    Where I live, with frequent swap between 3G and edge, I can't reach 5 hours !
    In my hometown, with strong 3G everywhere, I can easily reach 7 hours and half, with same usage pattern.
     
  21. white4s thread starter Suspended

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    well everything else is turned on but i really have no need for the parallax effects
     

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