How To Reduce Motion / Parallax Effects in iOS 7

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iPad Accessibility Settings

One of the many notable new features in iOS 7 are the ‘Parallax’ motion effects that are noticeable throughout the new UI in the latest version of iOS. Many Apple fans are very fond of it, many Android fans think it’s largely copied from Android, and unfortunately a number of users have issues with these new motion effects.

Many users have reported that the new effects even make them dizzy and sick.

Luckily there is an easy way to at least reduce these motion effects. Here’s how:

– Open the Settings app and tap on the General section in the left sidebar.

– Then tap on ‘Accessibility’ over on the right-hand side of the General page – as shown in the screenshot at the top of this post. That will display the Accessibility page on the right-had side.

iPad Accessibility Settings

– Tap on ‘Reduce Motion’ on the Accessibility page. This will bring up the Reduce Motion page on the right.

iOS 7 Reduce Motion

– Reduce Motion is turned off by default. Tap the button on the right to toggle it On or Off.

As the wording of this setting would imply, this will not eliminate these motion effects, but it seems to have helped some of the users who were being made sick by the default, full-on parallax effects.

If you or anyone you know has experienced sickness / issues due to these iOS 7 motion effects, let us know your thoughts in the comments on how this accessibility setting is working.

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Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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