Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 4:22 PM (in response to BucknB)
Turning on reduce motion supposedly helps with the battery life too. I don't know if it's happening to everyone but my battery is draining faster since I upgraded to IOS7. Even if it's just sitting there. Somehow, the battery goes down 1% every few minutes, even if you're not using it. It didn't use to do that in the IOS6. I can leave it all night at 100%, look at it in the morning and it would still be 100%. Hopefully the "Reduce Motion" might help with the problem with the IOS7.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to dlgarbett)
Instasize (free app) worked fine and it was very easy.
I still want a fix so that this is not necessary.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 5:12 PM (in response to BucknB)
this is my solution that requires both hands of many fingers. with one hand, you use two fingers to zoom a picture so it looks smaller than it would regularly on your screen. then you use your other hand and two fingers and take a screen shot of it; while your other hand and two fingers are zooming the picture so its smaller. see picture below. then you can use that screen shot to make it as your lock screen or home screen by zooming in on it. took me couple tries. but seriously it should NOT be too difficult...smh ios 7!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 5:34 PM (in response to Kirstin Beatrice)
I appreciate everyone offering turning on "reduce motion", but that has no impact on not being abler rescale the larger picture down for wallpaper. This is an obvious bug since it says "move and rescale" on the screen but doesn't allow either.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to BucknB)
I had the same problem with the sizing issue on my iPhone 5 after the upgrade. Used instasize and it worked on a few images, Still playing with it though. I know there is an update breaking soon for a security bug, hopefully it will have a fix for this issue. Otherwise I'm pleased with iOS7 over all
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to BucknB)
Either this is a bug or it is pitiful implementation. The settings parameters are "move and scale". You can move the image but you cannot scale it. So it is a bug or it is garbage. I suspect bug.
The fact that creative workarounds exist does not mean it isn't a bug. And quite frankly, the reason I've been an Apple user since the Apple IIe is that Apple rarely expects me to discover and delight in work arounds. And while I appreciate the work around efforts that others have made ( I used the screen shot workaround) I don't expect to need workarounds in Apple's latest, greatest iOS.
Apple worries me lately.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to BucknB)
Hi, I don't normally comment on things like this but I got so frustrated with this issue and then I found a solution. Forgive me if someone else has already mentioned this.
First, go to the photo you want to set as a wallpaper in Photos. Then press edit, then rotate the image and take a screen shot. Then go to the screen shot photo and press edit and rotate again. Then take another screen shot and the photo will be perfectly in the middle. Lastly you can now set it as a wallpaper and enlarge it to fit the whole screen perfectly. Worked for me on an ipad mini. Hope this helps but I'm very annoyed that resorting to this is necessary. Once again, if this issue has been solved I'm sorry to if I haven't been paying attention.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to Ironhairdoo)
One more thing, you'll have to turn reduce motion on, frankly it's only worth having on if you use the dynamic skins.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to BucknB)
Okay guys I have a solution just till they fix the bug!! If you pinch your photo smaller then take a screenshot then it will be a smaller photo. Then when you go to put it as a background it will fit and dont worry about the bottom because it will be covered by the blurry bottom. Reply back if any questions!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 6:52 PM (in response to BucknB)
This is 100% bug, I am wondering why some users suggest to "work around". this is shame of apple, as this wallpaper setting area should have been tested! you are tell how careless of the developer work...
Even Apple fix this soon or later, I won't forgive that, this is a basic functionility!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 7:56 PM (in response to BucknB)
Okay this is what you are going to do .. It DID work for me
1- go to the picture you want
2- turn your phone over so the picture can flip for this you obviously need to have your portrait orientation lock off so the imagine can turn.
3- once you flip the image take a screen shot of it
4- go to your pictures & click the screen shot
5- then you are going to click edit at the top right hand side corner
6- take a screen shot of that without editing anything
7 - go to ur pictures click on that screen shot
8- click set as wallpaper & move it around however you want
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 8:29 PM (in response to BucknB)
I'm having the same problem. It has nothing to do with the parrallex effect since mines been OFF all along. It just happened tonight after upgrading to IOS7 :((( before that It always worked fine. Absolutely can not re-scale. Very frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to BucknB)
I am having the same issue on my iPhone 5. I have tried so many pictures that I used as wallpaper before the update. And I can not get them to resize to fit. They are zooming in so much that in one picture over half the picture gets cut off. I am not happy about this at all! I hope it gets fixed soon!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to hirosue)
You and I are thinking the same thing!!! This should have been tested and fixed before it came out. Every person that has an iPhone uses this feature. How it became overlooked is beyond me. But I am ******!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to BucknB)
I have the same thing on my iPhone5 and iPad.