Apple, Inc.: iOS 7 is making me sick! (Literally) Please provide an option to disable animation elements of iOS 7
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Apple Accessibility Group

Apple, Inc.: iOS 7 is making me sick! (Literally) Please provide an option to disable animation elements of iOS 7

    1. Sam Callica
    2. Petition by

      Sam Callica

November 2013


Sam Callica: We banded together with a common vision and achieved results! Our voice was heard by Apple!

Animation elements of iOS 7 are causing motion sickness, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, nausea, migraines, vomiting etc.

On Friday I received my iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I was so excited to see all the features the phone and new iOS offered. Unfortunately those feelings of joy were quickly followed by dizziness, nausea and migraines. Why? The animation elements constantly zooming in and out simulated space travel. While that may sound cool to some it is a nightmare for someone who suffers from motion sickness. While the reduce motion option found in iOS 7 is a good start it is inadequate in preventing my motion sickness. A quick Google search showed that I was not alone, complaints were pouring into Apple product forums, news media outlets and calls to Apple Support.

Whether you suffer from a vestibular disorder, chronic migraines, Ménière's disease, vertigo, dizziness, or motion sickness this petition is for YOU. This is our unified voice. If you want to keep your iOS 7 but don’t want it to make you sick please sign this petition to get Apple to add an option to disable all the animation elements simulating travel in iOS 7. When you're done here call 1-800-MY-IPHONE (1-800-694-7466) and have Apple add your name to the list of people for which iOS 7 is making sick. Together we can make this happen!

Apple Accessibility Group, Apple, Inc.
Animation elements of iOS 7 are causing motion sickness, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, nausea, migraines & vomiting. Please provide an option to disable animation elements of iOS 7.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Victory!!!

      Sam Callica
      Petition Organizer

      Well it's been 3 weeks since I've installed iOS 7.0.3 and I'm happy to say that my motion sickness is completely gone :) but wait I'm not alone, here's what others are saying:

      Theresa Goulder said:
      "Thanks for helping me get my fabulous iPad back! No more nausea for me, thank goodness."

      User zadell said:
      "omg! Just downloaded 7.0.3 and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! No more nauseousness... Thank you Apple."

      User Yobym said:
      "Sweet! It sure has been a long journey (and painful for some) but it's great that there is finally a solution! Thank you Apple for helping your loyal customers!"

      Thanks to everyone who came on this journey. We've proved banding together with a common vision can achieve results. I hope all of you enjoy your Apple devices. I'm enjoying learning about the new features so much I've written an article about the 10 most fun things you can do with your iPhone. You can read it here:

      All the best!

      Sam Callica

      The Blog of Sam C.

      Thanks to Apples new Reduce Motion and Animation setting my vestibular challenged friends and I can finally enjoy some of the iPhones newest features. Yeah I know its got a super fast A7 processor, an amazing motion sensing M7 chip and eye popping 64 bit graphics.

    2. October 22, 2013: iOS 7.0.3 Update!

      Sam Callica
      Petition Organizer

      iOS 7.0.3 update premieres. Promises to enhance the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion AND animation.

    3. Story

      Sam Callica
      Petition Organizer
      iOS 7's Motion Sickness Problem Isn't Going Away

      Weeks after a string of initial reports that Apple's newest operating system was causing dizziness, nausea and migraines in a small percentage of customers, frustrations and complaints from afflicted iOS users continue to mount. While only a small group seem to be afflicted by the animations, it's a particularly vocal minority.

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Media Coverage!

      Sam Callica
      Petition Organizer

      Great news everyone! is working on a piece featuring our petition! I just got off the phone with one of the editors there and he needs your help. Check your email to find out how you can be a part of this piece! Good job everyone! Keep spreading the word!

    6. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alex Campbell ROCKVILLE, MD
      • 12 months ago

      I just got the update thinking the zoom problem as overstated, but it is BAD BAD BAD!!!

    • Melanie Klassen AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I have been fighting nausea and migraines ever since I downloaded iOS 7.

    • Theresa Canonico OSHAWA, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      Undiagnosed vestibular disorder, migraines, motion sickness...

      • 12 months ago

      Suffer with constant dizziness and vertigo for many years and have been finding that the new iOS 7 is exacerbating the symptoms with all the motion

    • Kathy Damico PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      I have been getting headaches, dizziness and neck pain like many other people from the iOS upgrade. The text is also very hard to read causing a strain on my eyes. Please fix thi problem so I don't have to keep spending money on Dr. Appointments.


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