How to Disable the Parallax Effects and Animation in iOS 7

These are instructions on how to disable the animation and parallax effects in iOS 7.


Apple’s latest firmware features a new parallax effect that causes your wallpaper to move behind your springboard icons. There’s also a new animation effect that zooms into views as you switch between apps. With iOS 7.0.3 you can disable both effects. Prior versions of iOS 7 can only disable the parallax effect.

  • Go to Settings from your SpringBoard.
  • Choose General from the Settings menu.
  • Select Accessibility from the General menu.
  • Choose Reduce Motion from the Accessibility menu.
  • Tap to turn ON the Reduce Motion toggle.

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You’ll now notice that your wallpaper stays still and a quick fade effect is used for transitioning between apps.


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