How to Disable Auto-play Message Effects on iPhone

Earlier, whenever Reduce Motion was enabled, the Bubble/Screen Effects would not work in iMessage. Hence, users had to disable this Accessibility feature to make the message effects work again. It’s no longer the case.

iPhone users have now the option to enable/disable the auto-message effects. Most importantly, they will work even when Reduce Motion is turned on.

How to Disable Auto-Play Message Effects on iPhone

If you find bubble or screen effects annoying or just don’t like them at all, you can disable them from playing automatically.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Accessibility.

 

Tap on Settings then Accessibility on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Reduce Motion.

Step #3. Now, you have to toggle the switch next to Reduce Motion.

Turn On Reduce Motion on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #4. Finally, turn off the switch next to “Auto-Play Message Effects.”

Disable Auto-play Message Effects in iOS 10.1 on iPhone

From now on, the messages with the bubble/screen effects won’t play automatically on your iPhone. Hence, you will need to tap on the Replay button to play it if you want.

How to Enable Auto-Play Message Effects on iPhone

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Accessibility → Reduce Motion.

Step #2. Toggle on the switch next to Reduce Motion (If it’s turned off).

Step #3. Then, you have to turn on the Auto-play Message Effects switch.

Enable Auto-play Message Effects in iOS 10.1 on iPhoneThat’s it!

We have made a complete guide about how to use the Messages app. If you want to make the best use of all the smart iMessage features which have arrived in the latest iOS ecosystem, make sure to check this guide.

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