Wallpaper Fix gives you another way to make backgrounds in iOS 7 behave

Wallpaper Fix gives you another way to make backgrounds in iOS 7 behave

We've already given you some suggestions on how to fix issues with wallpaper resizing in iOS 7 and Wallpaper Fix is another technique, albeit a simpler one. Just choose the image you'd like to use as a wallpaper on your iPhone or iPad inside of Wallpaper Fix, resize it, and export it to your Camera Roll. That's all there is to it.

While disabling Parallax can help a little when it comes to wallpapers being magnified in iOS 7, it doesn't completely solve the problem. That's where apps like Wallpaper Fix are gaining some traction since they fix an issue that Apple has yet to address. Wallpaper Fix lets you freely zoom in and out and even rotate an image in order to produce the desired results.

On the iPhone Wallpaper Fix is pretty straight forward. Just size the image where you'd like and export it to your Camera Roll. From there you can hop into the Photos app and apply it to your Lock and Home screens. On the iPad, the process is just as easy even though I'd advice sizing the image and turning your iPad to test it in both portrait and landscape. Find a position you're happy with in both orientations before exporting it. The only thing I'd like to see added to Wallpaper Fix is a preview of the Lock screen, not just the Home screen.

Wallpaper Fix may be a simple app but for folks who change their wallpapers regularly and find iOS 7 giving them a headache, it's well worth the $0.99 purchase.

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Allyson Kazmucha

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Wallpaper Fix gives you another way to make backgrounds in iOS 7 behave


I think it's great that there is an app to help fill Apple's voids, but I just can't see myself piping for an app like this because I feel it just complicates the issue that Apple will probably correct shortly after I spend money on another solution.
...Having said that, maybe if I buy the app, Apple will fix the issue with an update this Tuesday!

This is a specific aesthetic choice that Apple has made to make sure images fill the screen from top to bottom even when you are app switching. And the extra zoom is for parallax. At least we can turn that off. Tip: if you turn Reduce Motion on, you still need to reset your wallpaper afterwards to get rid of the zoom. I doubt Apple believes they need to fix anything with this.

I can understand that Apple has designed this the way they think is best. I am looking at all of these mentioned apps to give me additional options. Thanks for all the input! :D

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Reducing motion does not completely fix it. Much worse on the iPad. I linked to a help article. I know the reasons but the zoom is still there with parallax disabled. Just not as bad.