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srs2345 Level 1 Level 1

When I set a new picture as either my home screen or lock screen wallpaper it automatically stretches it out to fit the whole screen. Does anyone know how to change this?

Solved by THEcheesewire on Sep 18, 2013 12:53 PM Solved
You cant at the moment, thats the way it works.
  • THEcheesewire Level 2 Level 2

    You cant at the moment, thats the way it works.

  • srs2345 Level 1 Level 1

    Thats a bummer. Hopeully they change that in the next update, because that just doens't seem to make good sense

  • Scott_Ward Level 1 Level 1

    Chalk it up to another QA blunder - (Maps anyone).  I have some large pictures and it won't even allow me to adjust out of center.  I guess I can just crop everything to fit my screen.



  • F800GT Level 1 Level 1

    This is an annoying problem that should be addressed by Apple.  I agree that it is a QA blunder.  I find this frustrating, and not at all intuitive. I hope they fix this flaw soon.

  • Philip Tesoro Level 1 Level 1

    You can't change it yet, but if you have Photoshop, or another photo editor that will allow you to change the image size you can add space to the outside of the photo.  I tried a couple of different settings for my iPad Mini, and was able to get my Lock Screen photo looking the way it did before the os update.  Using Photoshop, I changed the Canvas Size from 1027x768 to 2000x1680, and it worked a treat.

  • vlad3368 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, I just found the solution Thank God


    You see how with the new update the icons move as you tilt the phone to give you that "fancy" 3D look, well because of this the wallpaper gets distorted.


    I turned this option off, and the wallpaper resizing issue went away


    Here is how to turn that dumb 3D option off (which also drains your battery):


    Navigate to the iOS 7 Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion -> ON


    Yep, that's all.



  • Abrasha Staszewski Level 1 Level 1

    What vlad3368 said. 

  • gcusick Level 1 Level 1

    Doesn't work for me.  Nor does resizing the canvas using Photoshop.  Ios keeps picking the centre of the image.  Used to work in iOS6, now broken.  Great leap forward!

  • Abrasha Staszewski Level 1 Level 1

    Don't resize the canvas, resize the image.  To 640 x 1136.


    It is not broken, it works fine.  We have two 4S phones, one 5 and one 5S in the family.  It works on all of them in iOS7.

  • gcusick Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry, but you're wrong.  The old (iOS6) wallpaper would permit the use of a different aspect picture, no resizing, and fill coorrectly to the screen size with background colour.  The new iOS7 version (a) fails to do this, and (b) arbitrarily crops a resized image, or canvas - I've done both - regardless of the setting of the 3D things.  The new wallpaper does not behave as the old, and performs worse.  That's broken, isn't it?

  • Philip Tesoro Level 1 Level 1

    When you adjusted the canvas size in Photoshop, did you go way beyond the screen resolution of your iOS device?  When I did mine, I had to try a few different options before getting a canvas with enough arbitrary space around my actual image.  The thing is, at the moment we know that the software is going to zoom into your image, so come up with enough canvas space to negate the zoom.  With the settings I used on my iPad mini - which wouldn't work the same on an iPhone - I actually had to zoom in more to get rid of the extra canvas space.


    Go big.

  • Philip Tesoro Level 1 Level 1

    And yes, it doesn't work the way that it did in iOS 6.  This is just a workaround until Apple fixes this.

  • edronmonds Level 1 Level 1

    i tried to make one photo smaller as a test, hoping it would resize to fit the screen. I used iPhoto to export an image at 512 x 384, but it still expanded the photo beyond the borders of the screen (which is 1068 x 768), even with Reduce Motion turned on.


    This workaround Tesoro suggested would work fine, but i don't think anyone should have to go adding borders to every photo they happen to choose for WP.


    How does one report this to Apple directly?

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