The long-awaited Dark Mode may have taken the limelight with iOS 13, but Apple has made subtle changes across the platform to make your iPhone even more user-friendly. A small option that is directed at those who are sensitive to movement is an example of this – a function that can be a stroke of luck for the rest of us. This can cause shock and in people who respond to sudden movements, even cause fear. And if you think this is a rare problem, think again – Apple finds that one in three users is sensitive to movement and a smaller subset of screen animations is affected.
To resolve this issue, Apple has disabled the automatic playback of video previews in the new accessibility menu in Settings to further optimize the user experience. Not only does this feature help prevent travel sickness and anxiety, it also provides additional benefits in terms of performance and battery efficiency, thanks to reduced manpower and reduced distraction.
Of course, turning off video preview for iOS is nothing new. In iOS 1
Now the new option "Play video previews automatically" can be toggled on. This option is located on the "Motion" page of the "Accessibility" menu under "Settings". If this option is disabled, video preview for native Apple apps will be disabled in all areas. Apple has developed the Option's API primarily for native apps and opened it for third-party developers.
The Auto Play Video option is still on Setting page "iTunes & App Stores" and can be disabled if ] you want to disable the feature for these apps only. Note, however, that you can not enable the App Store and iTunes preview with "Video Autoplay" if you have disabled the automatic playback of video previews in the input help.