Can iOS 7 induce motion sickness?

Can iOS 7 induce motion sickness?
Can iOS 7 bring on motion sickness? Some users trying out the new parallax and zoom features are getting sick to their stomach, experiencing vertigo, headaches and nausea. Some are comparing it to getting car sick. The experience has been making some iPhone owners so ill, that they have resorted to downgrading back to iOS 6.

With the new parallax feature, iOS 7 users can have the screen appear as though they are head on, even if the screen is tilted in another direction. The zoom feature works when accessing applications. The zoom feature can not be disabled but the parallax feature can be shut off. Go to the Accessibility menu in iOS 7. Choose "Reduce Motion" and you should be able to eliminate that effect.

For those sensitive to such things, this is no joke. Some have complained about having to go home from work because of severe vertigo. The complaints are similar to what those who used the HTC EVO 3D used to report after viewing the stereoscopic screen for hours.

source: CNET via TheVerge

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1. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Can't you turn parallax off in iOS 7?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup..

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf what phone are you rockin now?

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

darkkjedii, how are you? Do you feel vertigo, headaches or nausea? :(

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My T-Mo S3 running 4.3. Can't wait to get my Note 3 though. T minus 7 days! :')

6. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The author did mention that .. Accessibility >Reduce Motion

7. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yup, turned it off on my ipad mini... never worked right anyways but the transition animations are still too slow and annoying

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It really never worked on my cousin's iPhone 5 like Apple demonstrated it in the keynote of iOS 7.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The long transitions are to disguise lag. This was a big update for iOS, adding a lot of the features android had - especially multitasking with only 1gb of ram. It's an old trick Apple has used since the OG iPhone.

68. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I agree. Im using it and its annoying coz the screen doesnt respond untill the animations are over. I have to wait for it to finish, then click on icon. + first time Im facing issues of lag...

71. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yup that's very true, plus i've been noticing some battery drain. but my wife is the primary user, so i can't complain too much. I'm better off with a good ultrabook or convertible but those cost $$$$

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"The zoom feature can not be disabled but the parallax feature can be shut off."

27. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ya, you know this, but they don't...which is probably why iDevices are still popular. iOS, built for people who can't even find the setting to turn off something that's making them dizzy...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wtf? What kind of joke is this?

44. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I really don't understand how this could be happening. Have they ever gone out for a 3D movie? What happens to them? Did they faint there? Did they puke? I mean, how big is an iPhone that your entire head loses it's senses into it? I have had head spins while playing computer games, but that is because i'm looking at a 15-20 inch screen. This is just too funny...

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Am I the only one that doesn't get sick from 3D movies?

61. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nope, there are more...but the glasses aren't comfortable. They're like slapping in a rubber band around your head. Sometimes if it gets to intense, i remove it for some few seconds. But it's not unbearable though.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I got really nauseous at an imax movie about flying once. Sat dead center in the theater, had to close my eyes.

62. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It was Transformers 3. We reached late and had to sit second row from the front...couldn't leave it since i was so much into the movie. Damn!! Worst experience yet!

66. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Try watching the last Harry Potter movie in 3D.

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

If you have a history with motion sickness problems and all that... Why the hell you would buy a device (not talking about iPhones, I'm talking about a smartphone, tablet, in general) that will probably contain strong visual effects? Jesus...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which can be turned off through the settings menu.

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Now there's a new definition for them -- "tools" as per Apple. So use it like a "tool"

8. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

ios7 u mean android?

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you trying to troll? Because if you are, you're doing a pretty terrible job at it. Side note: post #2,800!

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Im really close to 5k comments

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think I've posted over 1,000 comments since April of this year. I went from 2600 - 2800 in a week. Congrats on the near 5K!

29. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't post as often As i usted to, I mean there is barely something worth arguing these days

57. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

No idea how i have over 150. I've been here since August. I don't post that much to have that many so fast.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No he's not! Just being honest! Webos™ Symbian S60 Thier all "Linux" aka Android™ Open Source! ©

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