IOS 7 Users Complain of Motion Sickness
September 27, 2013 9:25 AM
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Navigating apps and graphic animations are making people feel nauseous
new operating system iOS 7 is making people sick. No, seriously -- they're actually getting
According to a new report from
, some iPhone and iPad users who switched to
are experiencing symptoms like headaches and nausea from the rapid motions when navigating the OS. More specifically, swiping through the apps and looking at certain graphic animations have caused problems.
IOS 7 users are taking to Apple forums to voice their experiences. For instance, in the
Apple Support Communities
forum, user Ensorceled posted "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 carsick if I tried to read in the car. How do I turn them off? Do I have to revert to 6?"
In the same forum, a user in
asked how to turn off the iOS 7 navigation animations because it's making them dizzy. Some people have even complained about severe vertigo, according to
Users, unfortunately, cannot go back to iOS 6. The only real "solution" is to go to Settings>General>Accessibility, then find "Reduce Motion" and turn it on.
However, this doesn't completely fix the problem. It takes care of the parallax effect, but doesn't get rid of the quick zooming.
We'll have to wait and see if Apple releases an additional fix for the issue, or at least controls that minimize the quick motions.
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RE: IOS making people sick?
9/27/2013 4:40:52 PM
Kidding aside though, motion sickness from fast moving images or flashing lights really is a known issue for may people.
For instance I cannot play FPS games for this very reason and if you take me into an imax theater with a roller coaster movie, chances are I will be ready to toss my cookies by the time the movie is finished.
The problem is related to a mild form of epilepsy where fast moving images and lights can cause very mild seizures that feel a lot like motion sickness.
While doubtful that iOS 7 would trigger something like this in me, I have no doubt at all that there are folks out there with more severe forms if this affliction.
RE: IOS making people sick?
9/27/2013 6:18:41 PM
When I was going through GUI design class back in the day (we had to make our own GPFs...up hill...both ways...), we had it pounded into our heads not to put red text on top of a blue background, or vice-versa, because apparently that's a great way to induce seizures.
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