Speed up iOS 7 animations with NoSlowAnimations

By , Dec 30, 2013

Speed up ios 7

One of the primary complaints that I hear about iOS 7, outside of the obvious beef with the app icons, is the slow animation speed. iOS 7 uses animations to add a sense of depth to the interface, and I’m a big fan of the effect. Unfortunately, the effect does add some perceptual slowness to the experience, whether the slowness actually exists or not.

NoSlowAnimations is a brand new jailbreak tweak that significantly speeds up the animations found in iOS 7. Watch our full video walkthrough after the break…

After installing NoSlowAnimations, simply start using your device. you should notice that switching apps, opening the app switcher, launching apps, and closing apps all seem faster. There are no options or settings available to adjust the animation speed, but to me, it seems like the speed has increased at least 2x more than the stock animation speed.

The tweak’s developer, Marco Singhof, recommends that users enable iOS 7′s Reduce Motion feature for maximum effectiveness. As we outlined in an earlier post, the Reduce Motion feature completely removes the zooming animation. It was primarily implemented to accommodate those who found themselves getting motion sickness from IOS 7′s zooming and panning.

Personally speaking, I really enjoy the zooming features, and I think that turning on Reduce Motion significantly inebriates the iOS 7 experience. If anything, I think that you should use this tweak with Reduce Motion enabled, and just enjoy the sped-up animations as a result of the tweak.

What do you think? Do you like the ability to speed up iOS 7′s animations? Do you plan on using this tweak? Let me know your thoughts down below in the comments.

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  • Max Kas

    I like the Flex app solution a little better. It allows for a little more fine tuning.

    • box office

      This off topic …. As you know apple disabled some ios 7 features on older devises like the iPad 3 … One of that feathers was the blurring effects ….well after jailbreaing my iPad and installing only background manager I found out that the blurring is back all over the os except for CC NC and keyboard …. if you can explain it plz do

      • chumawumba

        I got full blurring by installing ‘iPhone 4 parallax ena blur’

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Does it work on the iPad (ipad 3 wifi)?

      • chumawumba

        Yes, it fully works on mine.

      • Khôi Nguyên

        it’s not work with evasi0n jailbreak

      • box office

        How can I get it plz

  • chumawumba

    A7 compatible?

    • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ Romanel Fleming

      It most likely depends on Mobile Substrate, and therefore, probably not compatible with A7 just yet. Sorry to tell you. :(

      • NetNut 404

        I agree.. Accelerate is what I use

      • David Gitman

        does it work on 5S? *accelerate

      • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ Romanel Fleming

        Accelerate does depend on Mobile Substrate, so unfortunately at this time, I highly doubt it’s compatible with iP5s/A7 devices. Sorry, but it should be fixed soon, as Saurik is mainly focusing his attention towards Mobile Substrate for iOS 7 and A7 devices.

      • chumawumba

        Is there ANYTHING which works on the 5s?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        flux (works fine but the UI of the app could do with an overhaul) and nonewsisgoodnews (I haven’t tested this but I’ve heard it works)

      • Hackintec

        yes, flux and iFile Are the only two cydia packages (I know of) that work 100% on A7 devices since they do not require mobsub.. I haven’t tried nonewsisgoodnews. But all I need is bitesms and I’m good.

      • Bjorn

        I have hiddensettings running on iphone 5s. It will let you set the animation speed as well

      • http://youtube.com/zannbleamford Zann Bleamford

        Hi chumawumba, @Saurik has updated Mobile Substrate to work on the iPhone 5s now, so the developers of tweaks and jailbreak apps can make them compatible for the iPhone 5s.

      • Manuel Molina

        I think we’ve heard “soon” since Webster’s Dictionary allowed the word in it’s book. Yes, that’s a bit dramatic, but so was the jailbreak and the need of Mobile Substrate as well.

      • Bjorn

        -wrong reply, sorry-.

  • Dany Quirion

    Or get iOS 7,1 beta 2

    • Ben

      And have your phone bricked in a month or two.

      • http://donflor.me/ Don Flor

        lol. loved the way it rhymed.

      • Dany Quirion

        why would it be bricked o.o

      • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ Romanel Fleming

        It wouldn’t be bricked, but it would have to be updated due to the expiration of betas.

      • lemonhead

        what the heck are you talking about ?
        You know there is a way to remove the expiration date & it’s been vertified to…
        you should definitely visit reddit more often (just saying)

      • Hackintec

        Until apple changes that in next beta 0.o

      • lemonhead

        they can not cange it, it’s a locale hack which removes the beta string in the list, also removes the time limit

      • Andrew

        ….
        No it won’t get bricked if you remove the “beta” value in SystemVersion.plist.

      • Ben

        I read otherwise.

    • max

      can you install beta 2 without dev acc?

      • Dany Quirion

        yes :)

      • TeddyBearStand

        How!? I googled it and all that came up was how to get rid of the expiration date.

      • max

        how? Everywhere in the internet they are talking about that it isn’t possible to install 7.1 Beta 2 without dev acc. That’s why i installed beta 1

      • max

        no! i tried everything.

  • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ Romanel Fleming

    I still prefer Accelerate, since you get a little more of a choice on the speed of the animations, as well as certain animations that you don’t want to get affected.

    • Derek Harper

      I second that, i have accelerator alongside smart 3G + LTE (of course additional other tweaks that are more display-based than speed) and it does the job fairly well, above average, too!

  • MHCsk

    Does it speed up the unlock animation aswell? That one takes forever.

    • Derek Harper

      Accelerate does.

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Yes it does.

  • Train Wreck

    Anyone involved with designing iOS 7 doesn’t deserve any pay.

    • Freddy Born

      you ugly, ugly person.

      • e1ghtSpace

        Well he is Train Wreck.

  • RarestName

    With the internal settings, set Mass to 0.50 and animations override to 0.75. The speed should feel identical to iOS 6, but you’ll still have the zoom animations. Purely speeding up the animations does not look right IMO.

    • TeddyBearStand

      I just mimicked ios 7.1 beta 2 animations!

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Problem is: It resets after each respring.

      • RarestName

        Not a huge problem IMO. I mean, how many times do you respring everyday?

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Now that I am trying new tweaks: many times!

  • bobism

    eh…

  • http://webdkr.com/ Devin Rajaram

    I can’t wait for a proper fix to the jb for my 5s. And, then for compatibility for %hooks law, where I can manually set the speed and other settings for animations.

  • momerathe

    that’s not what “inebriates” means ;)

  • Joseph Silva

    Doesn’t clockwind do the same thing ? Possibly better ?

  • Prasoon Singh

    It’s so much faster!

  • adal.javierxx

    Is it better than FakeClockUp ????
    FakeClockUp has different types of speed (x10, x5.0, x3.3, etc)

  • jack

    really glad to see iDB returning to its roots… Apple, come over here and watch what you should have done to iOS

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      For the most part Apple did a pretty good job with iOS. Cydia is more like the icing on the cake.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    ME

  • adal.javierxx

    I think FakeClockUP is better, Cuz of the speed options it has

  • Bosco

    I love it. I also like the zooming effect so this is great add on. Opening and closing folders is much easier when the animation is sped up.

  • czbird

    Is any of these speed-up-things tweaks actually working with A7? Thanks.

  • Guest

    Is it safe for me to jailbreak my iPhone 5 ios 7.0.4 I mean because of mobile substrate will it work fine please help thanks..

    • Wood1030

      Guest, stop asking the same question in every thread and maybe go back and read the many replies you’ve already gotten in the other threads where you posted.

      • Guest

        If you can’t help than stop insulting people on here it is a discussion to help each other out if you can’t help don’t bother commenting.

      • Wood1030

        Guest, if you had bothered to maybe read in one of the other threads that you asked your question, you would have seen that I and others did try to help you by answering you question. So maybe you should go back and read a little more and type a little less.
        Have a nice day.

      • Guest

        I didn’t need your help or criticizing but thanks for your time to write me a nice little essay

      • Alex Marwaha

        Guys it’s okay to ask questions more than one time. This is a popular blog and some people just want answers

    • Steroc

      Mobile Subtrate is now updated and works with 64 bit. Renamed Cydia Subtrate and now showing up in changes.

  • roja Awakening

    I didn’t found on Big Boss repo.
    Could you help me, Jeff ?

  • Kamal Ahmad

    It’d be nicer if there was a tweak that gave you iOS 6 animations.

  • Steroc

    Mobile Subtrate is now updated and works with 64 bit. Renamed Cydia Subtrate and now showing up in changes

  • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

    when i uninstalled this tweak, the animations are still fast … damn :/

  • al7oot

    Can’t we do that with HiddenSettings 7 tweak

  • sriram varadarajulu

    What values must you put in hidden settings 7 to get the same amount of animation speed as this tweak?

  • TeddyBearStand

    haha i came across that as well. Sadly doesn’t work. I read somewhere that ValidUDID7 simply does the opposite of what a UDIDFaker does.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I guess I am the only person who the animations.

  • Chris Monteiro

    Tried this on iPad Air. It says in Cydia this has been updated for the 64bit processors, however it seem to only have the reduce motion ability, when that it turned off the animations are still gone completely.

  • Lex Đạt

    Please pass

  • Lex Đạt

    Please

  • Lex Đạt

    No have pass :(. Please…. Show pass

  • Alex-V

    not work for me…on my 5s it takes now time to open a folder..uninstalled…folder open direct….

  • Kevin Schrader

    Accelerate works as well

  • e1ghtSpace

    I just used secretsettings7 an changed some stuff there,

  • Zom Otuonye

    even with reduce motion off, I still get no zooming animation

  • El Barto

    I loves %hook’s law when i was on ios 6… Somebody knows if it still works?

  • Anjay

    Love this tweak, phone feels more responsive

  • Bin Homan

    Works great! Accellerate not upgraded for ios7 this works great! DOES have adjustments and DOES work with motion ON.

  • PoodleSheep

    I am a squirrel. I like nipples.