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    Default Solution to non-grey wallpapers

    I think I have found a solution to stop iOS 10 making wallpapers grey.

    If you zoom in on your wallpaper when setting it, this appears to keep your background bright and not apply that grey look.

    If you make it original size i.e. Not zoomed in to make it bigger then that is when it seems to be grey and not the original colour.

    Hope it works for you as that appears to be working with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torini View Post
    I think I have found a solution to stop iOS 10 making wallpapers grey.

    If you zoom in on your wallpaper when setting it, this appears to keep your background bright and not apply that grey look.

    If you make it original size i.e. Not zoomed in to make it bigger then that is when it seems to be grey and not the original colour.

    Hope it works for you as that appears to be working with me.
    Confused.. are people having their wallpaper turn grey for no reason. I don't recall this being an issue. I think you're saying the "light colors" are coming up darker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Confused.. are people having their wallpaper turn grey for no reason. I don't recall this being an issue. I think you're saying the "light colors" are coming up darker?
    Apple darkens the lock and home screen on some colors and shades. It's been going on a long time. It got worse in iOS 10. I fixed mine with Reset All Settings.
    This is normal darkening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torini View Post
    I think I have found a solution to stop iOS 10 making wallpapers grey.

    If you zoom in on your wallpaper when setting it, this appears to keep your background bright and not apply that grey look.

    If you make it original size i.e. Not zoomed in to make it bigger then that is when it seems to be grey and not the original colour.

    Hope it works for you as that appears to be working with me.
    Someone told me that once. I tried it, but it didn't work. The color and shade of color makes a difference.
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    Never once noticed this happen now or prior.. odd.. but OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Confused.. are people having their wallpaper turn grey for no reason. I don't recall this being an issue. I think you're saying the "light colors" are coming up darker?
    Same here. This is news to me. I'm currently using a black wallpaper and it looks "black"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    Same here. This is news to me. I'm currently using a black wallpaper and it looks "black"!
    Yeah, it's only visible with white wallpapers.

    Like this. Hate this:
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    The background would still be bright with iOS 9, but I don't have a comparison picture to show this properly though.
    Last edited by libra89; 10-14-2016 at 10:10 PM.
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    I just tested with white wallpapers I made.. no problem here. I have a couple hundred white wallpapers I made in Photoshop. Never seen this.. and first hearing about it. Odd issue, but I hope you have a fix.
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    Yeah I have this issue too ugh. So this is it set as my wallpaper

    And this is the original image


    It makes it seem dingy.
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    Seems like "auto-brightness" is turned on and it's being looked at in a cloudy or dim room.
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    Apple darkens the screens on some colors and color shades. Not much you can do except use a different or darker color wallpaper. I've been griping about this for years. Here's a couple before and after:
    These were from three years ago on my old iPhone 5.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Seems like "auto-brightness" is turned on and it's being looked at in a cloudy or dim room.
    Ate you saying this is the cause or what it looks like? Because the auto brightness wouldn't affect a screen shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    Ate you saying this is the cause or what it looks like? Because the auto brightness wouldn't affect a screen shot.
    Auto brightness has nothing to do with the screen darkening. Apple has been doing it for years. It's to make the app icons pop on the home screen and the date/time to stand out on the lock screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Auto brightness has nothing to do with the screen darkening. Apple has been doing it for years. It's to make the app icons pop on the home screen and the date/time to stand out on the lock screen.
    I'm aware, lol. I don't like the latest iteration of it. Whenever a JB comes along I'll be able to get rid of it anyway.
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    Default Re: Solution to non-grey wallpapers

    I guess I'm the only one who actually likes that it gets a little darker. I used to manually darken some of my wallpapers so I could more easily see icons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    I'm aware, lol. I don't like the latest iteration of it. Whenever a JB comes along I'll be able to get rid of it anyway.
    It got bad when I first updated iOS 10 beta. But Reset All Settings fixed it back to iOS 9 level. It was horrible. Red colored wallpaper looked black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    It got bad when I first updated iOS 10 beta. But Reset All Settings fixed it back to iOS 9 level. It was horrible. Red colored wallpaper looked black.
    I'll try that and see if it helps me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    I'll try that and see if it helps me at all.
    You'll still have some darkening. But in my case, it helped a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    You'll still have some darkening. But in my case, it helped a lot.


    Looks like the 10.2 Update finally fixed it!!!
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    I get why Apple does it. It really does give the impression of depth. That the icons are closer than the wallpaper to the glass, but I don't really care for it. I took an Android detour after selling my 6s Plus and before getting my 7 Plus. I'd forgotten about it. At first it seemed that my Android phones were brighter until I remembered about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyreneK View Post
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3a43cb5a7a.jpg

    Looks like the 10.2 Update finally fixed it!!!
    No, it didn't fix it. It all depends on color and color shade. Here's a sample on my iPhone 5 running 10.2. You can see the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    No, it didn't fix it. It all depends on color and color shade. Here's a sample on my iPhone 5 running 10.2. You can see the difference.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...d19e7def77.jpg
    Weird. I don't have darkening anymore on any of my wallpapers (any color) with my iPhone 7 or my Air 2. Yours doesn't seem as extreme as it once was on mine, at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyreneK View Post
    Weird. I don't have darkening anymore on any of my wallpapers (any color) with my iPhone 7 or my Air 2. Yours doesn't seem as extreme as it once was on mine, at least.
    Maybe the 7 is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyreneK View Post
    Weird. I don't have darkening anymore on any of my wallpapers (any color) with my iPhone 7 or my Air 2. Yours doesn't seem as extreme as it once was on mine, at least.
    Here's one that's odd. The only difference I made in the 2 is the status bar color. One red, one white. That's it. See the difference? It's on 10.1.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Here's one that's odd. The only difference I made in the 2 is the status bar color. One red, one white. That's it. See the difference? It's on 10.1.1.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...bfdefd2309.jpg
    How did you do that with the status bar? Yes, I see the difference. Also, I'm using 10.2. That's when the darkening disappeared, when I updated to 10.2.
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