iOS 7 Motion Homescreens Making People Other Than Android Fans Sick

By Gerald Lynch on at

iOS 7 has been a major hit, with the flat-look redesign of Apple's mobile operating system already having been downloaded to over 200 million phones and tablets as of September 23rd. But it's not all been plain sailing for Jony Ive's new baby; iOS 7 is giving some users motion sickness.

The Apple Forums are currently awash with users wading through their own intestinal juices, with the operating system's new parallax effect (that faux-3D stuff that makes your iPhone or iPad's homescreens look all floaty) and zoom animations at the heart of the stomach-turning problems.

"The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS 7 are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache.  It's exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car," reads one complaint, while another adds that it makes them "feel like I'm going to vomit."

While older handsets like the iPhone 4 unfortunately have reduced options when it comes to toning down the two effects, those on newer devices can hit  Settings --> General --> Accessibility --> Reduce Motion ---> Enable Reduce Motion to quell the queasy feeling. [Apple Forums via TechRadar]