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iOS 7: Disable parallax effect to cure sickness

Apple’s iOS 7 launched with so many changes that users will either love or hate the differences, although some of these new features stand out much more than others. We loved the translucent background effect during our beta tests, but this feeling isn’t the same for all iPad and iPhone users and some people even want to know how to disable the iOS 7 parallax effect and translucent background.

Seeing a moving background is pretty evident on most Apple devices and even more so with the iPad thanks to a larger display. Some websites have even started collecting background wallpapers designed to make the parallax effect standout even more.

If you are using iOS 7, would you like to disable the parallax effect? Let us know in the comments if you love the motion effect, or do you get a little sick seeing this moving background behind the icons.

We did set a panoramic photo for the background and this really reveals how much the background can move, although it certainly caused a little motion sickness for us. Have you set a panoramic background in iOS 7, and did you find it too much?

Disable the iOS 7 parallax effect or translucent background – the translucent background can be stopped by heading to the general settings menu, accessibility and then turn “Increase Contrast” on that’s found under Vision. Now you will find the backgrounds behind most menus are solid.


To disable the iOS 7 parallax effect you need to also head over to accessibility, scroll down a little and then switch “Reduce Motion” to on. This will remove the parallax effect. It is worth pointing out there have been a few reports in newspapers about iOS 7’s motion effects leading to vertigo and nausea symptoms, although we cannot confirm these claims.

What features do you love and hate in iOS 7?

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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