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iOS 7.1 Tip: Disable the Parallax Effect

Parallax is one feature in iOS 7 that some people would like to see gone either because they find it annoying or makes you nauseated. Yes, when iOS 7 first came out there were reports of some users getting sick using it.

If you’ve used a device running iOS 7 you know what the Parallax effect is. It’s a pseudo 3D-like effect on the Home Screen. It makes the app icons look as if they’re floating over the wallpaper. We covered how to disable it in the first iteration of iOS 7. But since the iOS 7.1 update, the ability to turn it off isn’t hidden deep in the menus

Disabling Parallax Effect Easier in iOS 7.1

First go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness then tap on the current wallpaper you’re using.

iOS 7.1 Wallpapers

Then at the bottom of the screen tap Perspective Zoom to turn it Off. Do this for both the Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper.

Perspective Zoom Off

That’s it. Now your background on the Home Screen and Lock Screen will be static without any motion that will give you a headache.

How about you? Do you like the Parallax effect or do you disable it? Leave a comment and let us know!

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One Response to iOS 7.1 Tip: Disable the Parallax Effect

  1. Falx June 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    This ‘feature’ doesn’t bother me but I could see how it would affect some people. My cousin, for example, experiences vertigo after riding in the rear seat of the car for more than 10 minutes and would prefer to stay up front. Unsurprisingly, the parallax effect has been disabled on her iPad.

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