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How to reduce motion in iOS 12 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to reduce motion in iOS 12 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.

The β€˜Messages’ app also uses 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. Open the β€˜Accessibility Settings’: Settings > General > Accessibility. (See the article Open Accessibility Preferences on this website for more information.)
  2. Under the β€˜Vision’ section, tap on β€˜Reduce Motion’.
    Tap Reduce Motion
  3. Tap on the toggle switch next to β€˜Reduce Motion’ to enable this feature.
    Tap the on/off toggle switch next to Reduce Motion
  4. 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. The toggle switch will become greyed-out when it is tapped and the effects are turned off.
    Tap the on/off toggle switch next to Auto-play Message Effects

    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.
  5. When you are happy with your settings, either tap β€˜Back’ in the top left of the screen to return to the main β€˜Accessibility’ settings screen or press your device’s β€˜Home’ button to return to the home screen.

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