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How to reduce motion in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to reduce motion in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

iOS also uses an effect where backgrounds and alerts shift slightly when the device is tilted to create a sense of depth (a parallax effect). If you are sensitive to these effects, you can enable β€˜Reduce Motion’ to turn off or reduce these effects.

In iOS 10, the β€˜Messages’ app also added special effects, such as floating balloons and fireworks, which play automatically when a new message is viewed.  When you enable β€˜Reduce Motion’ you will get the option to stop Message effects from playing automatically.

  1. Tap the β€˜Settings’ icon on your home screen. Fig 1.
    Fig 1 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 1
  2. Tap on β€˜General’. Fig 2.
    Fig 2 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 2
  3. Tap on β€˜Accessibility’. Fig 3.
    Fig 3 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 3
  4. Under the β€˜Vision’ section, tap on β€˜Reduce Motion’. Fig 4.
    Fig 4 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 4
  5. Tap on the toggle switch next to β€˜Reduce Motion’ to enable this feature. Fig 5.
    Fig 5 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 5
  6. When β€˜Reduce Motion’ is enabled you will get the option to disable auto-playing effects (balloons, fireworks, etc.) in the Messages app. Tap on the toggle switch next to β€˜Auto-play Message Effects’ to turn this feature off (Fig 6). The toggle switch will become greyed-out when it is tapped and the effects are turned off.
    Fig 6 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 6

    Note: You can still manually play Message effects by tapping the β€˜Replay’ button that appears under any message you receive that contains an effect.
  7. When you are happy with your settings, either tap β€˜Accessibility’ in the top left of the screen (Fig 7) to return to the main β€˜Accessibility’ settings screen or press your device’s β€˜Home’ button to return to the home screen.
    Fig 7 - Reduce Motion – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 7

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