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iOS7.0.3 Reduce Motion fixes the problem for some, but goes too far.

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Oct 27, 2013 9:34 PM

In the past, reduce motion would disable the parallax effect, which is basically when the wallpaper shifts back and forth as you tilt the screen. This parallax effect was rather pointless to have, but it was pretty big on draining battery (I noticed around 10-20% longer battery life after turning Reduce Motion on).


Now, reduce motion not only disables the parallax effect, but all the zooming motions as you open apps or folders. The problem with this is that some people, such as myself, really enjoy those zooming motions. However, the parallax effect (wallpaper shifting) was pretty pointless and not too noticeable, so turning that off was fine.


I would like to have the option to turn specific things off. For example, an on-or-off button for the parallax effect. A separate on-or-off button for zooming motions when you open apps and folders. That way, I can still have the iOS motion I love, and save that much battery power at the same time. I don't really like the smooth overlay transition, it's not as exciting and it feels too much like Droid OS.

iPhone 5s, iOS 7


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