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iPhone has many miscellaneous animations. For example, there is a “maximize window” animation whenever we open an app, and a “minimise window” animation whenever we close an app.

On Android, we can opt to disable animations via SettingsDisplayAnimationsNo animations.

How do we turn off animations on iPhone?

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The only way I'm aware of to do this is to use a jailbreak tweak called Springtomize. Apple will not allow you to do this natively since it affects the aesthetic quality of the device. That's just Apple!

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Since iOS7 there are a couple of options for reducing animations and other UI effects such as translucency:

Settings > General < Accessibility > Increase Contrast: On/Off and

Settings > General < Accessibility > Reduce Motion: On/Off

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