Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus users have been talking a lot about the parallax effect lately. This feature of Samsung’s latest flagships is very similar to the one from the previous models, the Galaxy S8 devices. If you ever had the chance to experience with these visual effects of the display background, you probably have at least the slightest idea about the parallax effect, also known as the moving background.
The name is kind of self-explanatory. When you activate the parallax effect on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, the background will get a special, 3D effect. When you move the screen, it will look as if the wallpaper itself, and all the apps from it, are also moving around in the background. To sum up, it’s a 3D illusion on a 2D display, a trick that the accelerometer and the gyroscope are putting together.
Needless to insist on this, every new feature that you activate on your smartphone will take up more resources and drain your battery faster. So, while it is cool for the moment, it may not be in the long run. Whether you find this visual effect kind of tiring or you just want to disable it because you don’t need it, you have a problem – you can’t.
Disabling the Parallax effect hasn’t been possible on Galaxy S7 devices and it isn’t possible on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus devices either. Of course, everybody is hoping that a future firmware update will fix that. Until then, however, all you can do is wait and, perhaps, read more about it on Wikipedia, if you’re interested in this topic.