After the release of iOS 10, many iOS users have complained that the new iMessage effects are not working for them.

This is most likely due to having the “reduced motion” featured enabled on your iPhone or iOS device.

If you disable the “reduced motion” feature, iMessage effects should start working like normal.

How to disable “reduced motion” in iOS 10:

  1. Access your settings.
  2. Tap on the “General” section.
  3. Tap on “Accessibility”.
  4. Disable the “reduced motion” feature.

This having this feature disable does use more of your phone’s battery life – which why I usually have this feature enabled.

If you want to use iMessage effects, however, this feature must be disabled.

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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