How to disable the iOS 7 parallax effect

How to disable the iOS 7 parallax effect
Are you experiencing vertigo, headaches or nausea while using the recently-launched iOS 7? Surely, most users won't have a problem with Jony Ive's latest brainchild, but reports are already coming in that the new parallax effect in the homescreen (making the background move as if it's far behind the icons) is making some people experience a similar feeling to having car-sickness.

The effect of the moving background is quite cool, there's no doubt about that, but hey, if it's going to cause us some discomfort while using our iPhones and iPads, we'd gladly do away with it. And thankfully, there is a way to disable the iOS 7 parallax effect! You just have to follow these simple steps:

1. Open the Settings app;
2. Go to General;
3. Go to Accessibility;
4. Activate 'Reduce Motion'.

Once you've done all that hard work, the background will no longer move around as you tilt the device. Enjoy using the new iOS 7!

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36 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

This is hilarious! Lol!

2. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I'm glad you find joy in other people's discomfort.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

No, he just found out that Apple f*cked up the iOS 7... again

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Not Apple f*cking it up, but more like how this came to be. It's so weird.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Same with the inventor of the automobile.

32. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

No , Apple did not mess up the ios 7 . As the article stated. This can be turned off. No problem.

34. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Of course...iOS users need an article to figure out "settings". Did you need to print it out or could you remember this apparently complicated instructions? ios7 users get vertigo from attempting to adjust the settings! Lol

35. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I wouldn't call it a screw up. It's a feature that bothers some people. It's good that it can be turned off. No big deal.

30. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Why is it hilarious? There are some people that can't play (arcade-type) games due to the blinking lights. Nintendo and Sony placed a warning about this health concern in their handheld devices, respectively.

31. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple customers aren't used to these new features and they should introduce these change more slowly.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

$210-$218 for a 64gb to be made and they charge $200 more than a 16gb? That is blatant robbery. At least LG had half the decency to only charge $50 more for the 64GB version of the G2 which is fair but still a small ripoff, nowhere close to this.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yup, you are right. But there are people enough people out there to be robbed. That's why any phone with SD card slot is awesome :D

18. taikucing unregistered

Apple - innovatively deceptive

23. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They do hike up the prices but what company wouldn't if they could? You think lg are just angels or maybe they are still trying to grab market share to become relevant? Would buying a phone that is forgotten about in 2 months count as robbery as well?

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Even the GS4 has only a $50 difference between memory variants, so your lower prices to stay relevant theory doesn't hold much ground.

27. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I see your point there. But trust me, Samsung would gladly trade places with Apple in respect to the phone industry.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, I'm sure any company would like to have a huge, almost cult-like following like Apple has to where they only have to release one product per category a year to be majorly successful.

33. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

LG has been around for quite sometime with great phones. The lg g2 won't be forgotten in a couple of months. Duh

5. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Apple can sit and rotate.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They do, on $440,000,000,000.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So what now?

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Good for them to have $440 billions in cash while the rest of the U.S. is still in recession.

16. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

they should look into that stock market, i heard you could make some serious cash

7. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

In other news - i've just put brown sauce all over my chips - i'm extremely irate as i actually wanted red...

13. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

ouch, the sauce strikes again!

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

So it wasn't awesomesauce.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ooooooh. You just hate to see a rookie move like that.

36. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I wanted orange... it gave me lemon-lime. It's the maintenance man, he knows I like orange.

10. PhonePhazer47

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

how about a setting to remove all the white and dead grey!!...

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