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iOS7 Causing Motion Sickness Among Some Users

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Headaches, dizziness, queasiness and sore eyes are just a few of the gripes some iPhone and iPad users have been reporting to Apple since upgrading to iOS7.

Navigation animations are being blamed by those who feel physically ill after using an iOS7-powered device.

And many of the afflicted users have taken to Apple forums to express their frustrations with the company’s new operating system.

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Here are some of the comments:

“I thought I was going crazy today after I updated my phone and I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used I,” reads one comment. “Now I see I am not alone! I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I’m going to vomit. There has to be a way to turn this off!”

“Add me to the nauseous and headache list. Apple please give users the option to not have to look at it,” writes another user.

“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 car sick if I tried to read in the car,” says another.

“Just had a long chat with Apple support.  Apparently there is no way to turn off animations.  I’ve left feedback and will escalate through phone support as they recommended,” writes another user.

 “I’m going to remove all my icons from folders which will reduce some of the fly around animations which will help some.   Not really interested in trying to find a iOS6 binary on the interwebs to unofficially down grade.”

One response on the forum was to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > and choose the ‘Reduce Motion’ option, although it only works for some iPhones. Motion and zoom cannot be evaded in iOS 7 thus far. To avoid the issue completely, users must downgrade to iOS 6.

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