Reduce screen motion on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

If you notice screen movement on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can turn on Reduce Motion.

Your device uses motion effects to create the perception of depth on your Home screen and within apps. If you are sensitive to motion effects or screen movement on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can use Reduce Motion to turn off these effects.

To turn on Reduce Motion:

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility.

  2. Select Motion, then turn on Reduce Motion.

An iPhone with Reduce Motion turned on

When Reduce Motion is turned on, certain screen effects change or are disabled on your device, including:

  • Screen transitions and effects use the dissolve effect instead of zoom or slide effects.

  • Parallax effect, where your wallpaper, apps and alerts that move or shift slightly as you tilt your device, are disabled.

  • Animation and effects in certain apps are disabled. For example, weather animations in the Weather app.

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If you have an iPad Pro (10.5-inch) or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), find out how to limit the frame rate of your display.

Learn more

Find out more about the accessibility features on your Apple devices.

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