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    Default Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    In iOS6 one could resize a picture (smaller or larger) as their wallpaper.

    However now in iOS7 you can make the picture larger but not smaller as wallpaper.

    Has anyone else ran into this?
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    Default Re: Wallpaper

    Yes. You have to turn on Reduce Motion in order to to do it. Settings-General-Accesibility
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    Default Re: Wallpaper

    Go into setting and general' accessibility and turn on reduce motion. That will fix the issue.
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    That doesn't seem to fix the issue in both my wife's and my phone. We've had that off for a long time now.

    I want to "pinch" the picture smaller. It seems ios7 defaults to a particular size and won't let you make is smaller.

    Does that make sense?
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    Default Re: Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by Judson50 View Post
    That doesn't seem to fix the issue in both my wife's and my phone. We've had that off for a long time now.

    I want to "pinch" the picture smaller. It seems ios7 defaults to a particular size and won't let you make is smaller.

    Does that make sense?
    I turned on the setting for reduce motion on my phone and it would not let me pinch the photo to make it smaller to the point where it would show black above and below the picture like it would before. Instead when I pinched it would bounce back to the bigger size.
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    I've tried all the listed fixes on my iPad and iphone4. None of them have worked so far. Still can't resize what I want.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Judson50 View Post
    In iOS6 one could resize a picture (smaller or larger) as their wallpaper.

    However now in iOS7 you can make the picture larger but not smaller as wallpaper.

    Has anyone else ran into this?
    Yep. That's the way it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodevening View Post
    I turned on the setting for reduce motion on my phone and it would not let me pinch the photo to make it smaller to the point where it would show black above and below the picture like it would before. Instead when I pinched it would bounce back to the bigger size.
    exactly my problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpham2 View Post
    I've tried all the listed fixes on my iPad and iphone4. None of them have worked so far. Still can't resize what I want.
    Quote Originally Posted by Judson50 View Post
    exactly my problem.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    I have made an app to give you the control over the wallpaper and some new ios7 customization along with it. I am testing and need to have icons made.

    Thread here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Let Apple know how you feel.

    DONE!
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    Same problem for me
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    Why not just leave it as it was in IOS6? that worked perfectly well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by missmouse3 View Post
    Why not just leave it as it was in IOS6? that worked perfectly well!
    Answered in the other thread.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    I have a solution for this!! It is not ideal but it does work. If you go into your photos and view the photo you would like for the wallpaper, then with your index and middle finger scale down the photo and keep your fingers on the screen, then with your thumb and finger from the other hand, screenshot it and use that screenshot at the wallpaper. It take a few attempts to get it right but hey, it works haha hopes hat helps
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Correct, a screenshot is a good simple workaround. Basically, any image you use has to reach all sides of the screen.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Make wallpaper sizes below
    For iPhone 4S: 1,360 x 1,040
    For iPhone 5: 1,536 x 1,040


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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Has anyone found a solution to fitting pictures to the wallpaper on iPhone5 iOS. As in Smaller
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    Better but like many of the other respondent's, I want to reduce further like I did previously on iOS6.
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    That is better but still unable to reduce to the extent desired and able to do with iOS6. I am pleased with 7 but would certainly like to see this issue resolved
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Quote Originally Posted by clubatc View Post
    Has anyone found a solution to fitting pictures to the wallpaper on iPhone5 iOS. As in Smaller
    Again, READING IS FUNDAMENAL, my friend:

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodevening View Post
    I turned on the setting for reduce motion on my phone and it would not let me pinch the photo to make it smaller to the point where it would show black above and below the picture like it would before. Instead when I pinched it would bounce back to the bigger size.
    The reason it won't allow the picture to be shrunk down a large amount is because the iPad selects the smallest size scale that accommodates landscape AND portrait orientations. It sets a lower limit because it assumes you want roughly the same view in both orientations. Simplified, it doesn't want your picture to look amazing in landscape and stupid in portrait.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Cook1 View Post
    The reason it won't allow the picture to be shrunk down a large amount is because the iPad selects the best size scale that accommodates landscape AND portrait orientations. It sets a lower limit because it assumes you want roughly the same view in both orientations. Simplified, it doesn't want your picture to look amazing in landscape and stupid in portrait.
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    it doesn't work changing it to "reduce motion" does nothing and I still am unable to make smaller my photo so as to fit into my phone screen size properly.
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    Default Re: Wallpaper size issues on iOS 7

    There is an app for that, called Wallax- Scale, Resize & Make your own wallpapers for iOS 7. works for both iPhone & iPad. Which lets you resize & scale iOS 7 wallpapers like in iOS 6 but instead of black background in iOS 6 it adds the blurred version of the wallpapers itself. It also helps you make 8 different styles of wallpapers for iOS 7 like plain, gradient, dotted, Blur, White & Black, Bokeh, Focused & Padded. More effects coming soon..
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