The Parallax Effect on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, also known as the Moving Background, looks like a pretty cool feature, at least when you hear of it for the first time. Samsung used it with several of its previously launched smartphones and decided to keep it with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus models as well.
As opposed to the majority of other features, the Moving Background on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus has no practical purpose. It was conceived as an interesting 3D feature that should give your smartphone’s Home Screen a kick with a 3D twist.
In a nutshell, the Parallax Effect simultaneously uses the accelerometer and the gyroscope of Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. Consequently, it creates the illusion that the apps and the wallpaper are moving around the image you have set as background for the Home Screen.
Like suggested, the Moving Background is cool in theory, yet the practice can make it look a bit tiring. Moreover, the constant use of the accelerometer and gyroscope will also use some of your system’s resources, making the battery to drain faster.
If you already got annoyed just by reading all that, the bad news is that there is currently no option for you to disable the Parallax Effect on Galaxy S8 smartphones. As you can imagine, everyone is anxiously waiting for the manufacturer to introduce this option with the next firmware update. In the meantime, all you can do is to read more about this feature on
At first, users were very upset because they couldn’t deactivate the Parallax Effect. So, everyone was waiting for a firmware update that will fix this issue. Fortunately, the manufacturer recently introduced an option to do just that. You can read this article and learn how to deactivate the moving background on Galaxy S8 or check out this Wikipedia webpage with more details on the Parallax effect.