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    I have had the same two pictures as my lock screen and home screen ton my iPad mini for several months. Now they are just blurry and dark and you can't even distinguish what the pictures are. I changed the pictures with same result.
    10-19-2014 12:22 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That doesn't sound normal. Can you post a screenshot of it? Has your iPad gotten wet? Any other issues? Post a screenshot. That would help if we could see what you're talking about.
    10-19-2014 12:58 PM
  3. nkprbp's Avatar
    My iPad hasn't gotten wet. The time and date when the iPad is first opened on the lock screen is also blurred. Everything else is working fine. I'll attempt a screen shot. Not really sure how to do that.
    10-19-2014 06:34 PM
  4. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    To take a screenshot: simultaneously press the sleep/wake button and the home button together at the same time.
    10-19-2014 07:17 PM
  5. nkprbp's Avatar
    Oddly enough the situation has resolved itself. I was using the ipad and it locked up. I restarted and then everything was back to normal. I had tried restarting before but it didn't work until now. Hope it stays this way! Thanks!
    10-19-2014 08:02 PM
  6. Gary Kahne's Avatar
    I am having a very similar problem. It has been happening as long as I've had my mini. Home screen picture goes dark and very blurred (icons remain unchanged) at random times and stays that way until I reboot. I can find no relation to either app use or time. It may happen in 1 day or after 2 wks. Any help please.
    04-17-2015 06:47 PM
  7. LMP_IOS's Avatar
    It wouldn't be the auto-brightness slider kicking in would it? Dimming the screen adjusting to light (maybe falsely).

    You can check by scrolling up from the bottom.
    04-17-2015 07:03 PM
  8. Gary Kahne's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. No, it isn't. My wallpaper is dark and blurry.
    04-17-2015 07:47 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I am having a very similar problem. It has been happening as long as I've had my mini. Home screen picture goes dark and very blurred (icons remain unchanged) at random times and stays that way until I reboot. I can find no relation to either app use or time. It may happen in 1 day or after 2 wks. Any help please.
    Have you checked to see if the resolution size of your wallpaper may be the problem. A wallpaper for your iPad Mini should be, at a minimum, 1,262 pixels by 1,262 pixels, or 2,524 pixels by 2,524 pixels if your iPad Mini has a Retina display. That's if you use the square. It can make a difference. If you use the actual aspect ratio of the mini with Retina screen you would use a 2048 x 1536 res size. The regular mini would use a 1028 x 768 res size. A good app for sizing wallpapers is one called "Image Size". I use it all the time.
    Image Size by vsmedia.de
    https://appsto.re/us/oxX-N.i

    The developer,Vitalij Schfer, is a nice guy.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-17-2015 07:51 PM
  10. Gary Kahne's Avatar
    Trying to send screenshot Why is background wallpaper on my iPad suddenly dark and blurry?-image.jpg
    04-17-2015 07:54 PM
  11. Gary Kahne's Avatar
    Had originally, before mysterious transformation looked more like thisWhy is background wallpaper on my iPad suddenly dark and blurry?-image.jpg
    04-17-2015 08:01 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Trying to send screenshot Click image for larger version. 

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    Do you have the original wallpapers to post?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-17-2015 08:03 PM
  13. Gary Kahne's Avatar
    Thanks for your input and thoughts. The same thing happens with ALL wallpapers including the ones provided with iOs,
    Attached Thumbnails Why is background wallpaper on my iPad suddenly dark and blurry?-image.jpg  
    Last edited by Gary Kahne; 04-17-2015 at 08:36 PM.
    04-17-2015 08:04 PM

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