There are certain settings and effects on your iPhone that you might not even notice. However, the combination of these effects helps to create the polished, cohesive environment that you have come to recognize from your iPhone.
One way that this effect is achieved is via some small animations and effects that occur on dynamic backgrounds, and when you open and close your apps. While this looks good, it has the unfortunate side effect of needlessly using your battery. So if you are looking for some settings to change on your iPhone to make your battery last longer, then disabling these effects can be beneficial. Our guide below will show you how to turn on an option called “Reduce Motion” which will minimize these aesthetic effects in an effort to improve battery usage.
Turn On Reduce Motion in iOS 10
The device used for the steps below is an iPhone 7 Plus. It is running the iOS 10.1 operating system. However, these steps will work for other iPhone models running iOS 10, as well as iPhone models running some earlier versions of iOS as well.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and open the General menu.
Step 3: Open the Accessibility menu.
Step 4: Select the Reduce Motion option.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Reduce Motion to turn it on.
Note that another setting will appear when you enable Reduce Motion. This setting is called Auto-play Message Effects, and gives you control over whether or not certain text message effects will play automatically.
If you are turning on the Reduce Motion setting because you are looking for ways to improve battery life, then another option to consider is disabling Background App Refresh. These are two of the easiest changes to your iPhone settings that you can make which will help to improve the life of your battery.