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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus–Turn Off Moving Background Feature

The moving background is also known as Parallax effect. Samsung introduced it beginning with Galaxy S6 smartphones and kept in on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. For those who know what the Parallax effect is and what it does, the function doesn’t seem to raise much enthusiasm.

After all, it’s about creating a 3D illusion on a display that is nothing but 3D. Basically, when you are activating the moving background, all the icons on your smartphone’s screen will look as in 3D. Whenever you move the display, it will appear that the wallpaper itself or the app icons on it are moving in the background.

Some find it amusing or cool, others find it useless. At this point, you might have no opinion about it, but let us tell you how it works and perhaps you’ll feel the need to take a stand.

The Parallax effect is the result of two features of your smartphone: the accelerometer and the gyroscope. Together, they create the 3D illusion. If you look too much at it, you might have the feeling that it’s tiring. But that’s your smallest problem.

Keeping a function like this one, that uses the gyroscope and the accelerometer all the time, is just a waste or your phone’s resources. Some users are looking at what apps to uninstall to get some extra free memory or to make the device run smoother.


The moving background should be on top of your list with cool but useless features. If you want to turn off Galaxy S8 Parallax effect, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Access the main Menu from the Home screen;
  2. Tap on Settings;
  3. Browse until you identify and select Wallpaper;
  4. Look for the option that says “Wallpaper motion effect”;
  5. Change its status from ON to OFF.


Precisely 5 steps, just like we promised. Follow these steps if you’re tired of looking at a moving background on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus!

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