The Parallax effect on your iPhone is seen as you open and close apps on your iPhone. While it provides for a cleaner and more polished user experience, it has the unfortunate side effect of draining more of your battery life than may actually be necessary. So if you find that you are running out of battery life from a single charge, then you might be looking for options like this which can be disabled to save battery life.
Our guide below will show you where to find a setting called “Reduce Motion” that will turn off all of these effects that are mostly aesthetic in nature. Enabling the Reduce Motion option on your iPhone 7 should them provide a life to your battery life.
How to Enable the Reduce Motion Setting on an iPhone 7
These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.1. The Reduce Motion setting has been available in several different versions of iOS, however, so you can still enable it using these stpes if you are using an earlier iOS version.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap the Accessibility option.
Step 4: Open the Reduce Motion menu.
Step 5: Touch the button to the right of Reduce Motion to turn it on.
Note that this will also cause an Auto-play Message Effects setting to appear. This concerns the effects that can be applied to iMessages in iOS 10. You can choose to enable or disable this setting based on your own preferences.
Reduce Motion is often cited along disabling the Background App Refresh setting as one of the best and simplest ways to improve your iPhone’s battery life.