Turning on Reduce Motion in iOS 7.0.4 causes multiple problems on iPhone 5C
By Josh C., 9 February, 2014
iOS and iPadOS
Last week, I turned on Reduce Motion in Settings\General\Accessibility to try and save some battery. Immediately I started having problems. First, VoiceOver no longer automaticly read alerts within apps such as App Store and others. I had to touch the bottom of the screen or hit Control+Down Arrow on the bluetooth keyboard to read the alert. This was very confusing for me, since VoiceOver just sat there and acted like I didn't do anything when I double tapped a button. Second, it caused the bug in the link below to appear in the Reminders app.
I was about ready to do a complete restore on my 5C the other day when I turned Reduce Motion back off to see if by some chance that having it on was causing the issues. The result was immediate...The bugs were gone. My advice: If you're running iOS 7.0.4 on an iPhone 5C, don't turn Reduce Motion on to save battery or you'll have problems with VoiceOver and Bluetooth keyboards.