As people upgrade their old iPhones to iOS 7 — or get new handsets running Apple’s latest software — some are reportedly getting seasick on dry land. Look on Twitter and you’ll see a number of comments from people complaining about the parallax effect in iOS 7: The iOS 7 background seemingly moves around behind app icons based on how the phone is held.
Here’s a recent complaint of the issue from actress Mia Farrow:
IOS 7 feels counterintuitive. Missing Steve Jobs. note to self: get Dramamine—
mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 27, 2013
Wired offers a solid technical explanation for how parallax works but if you’re getting queasy because of it, you can simply turn it off. The setting isn’t where you might expect it though.
To disable parallax in iOS 7, simply navigate to Settings, General, Accessibility and turn the “Reduce Motion” option on.
One simple setting and you can use iOS 7 Dramamine-free!