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cnev3
Jun 23, 2013, 10:20 PM
Surely if OSX can have it, so can iOS.

This sounds like a simple feature to integrate, and I don't see how it would be something that would compromise performance or battery life.

I know its possible with Cydia, but i'm not interested in jailbreaking.

I dont like waiting until im sick of a wallpaper before I change it manually, and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

Bring it Apple.

N e e k
Jun 23, 2013, 10:22 PM
Surely if OSX can have it, so can iOS.

This sounds like a simple feature to integrate, and I don't see how it would be something that would compromise performance or battery life.

I know its possible with Cydia, but i'm not interested in jailbreaking.

I dont like waiting until im sick of a wallpaper before I change it manually, and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

Bring it Apple.

Dumb idea.

watchthisspace
Jun 23, 2013, 10:23 PM
Sounds like you spend too much time on the home/lock screen :P If there was genuinely enough interest, Apple probably would have implemented it. But I don't think there is.

BasicGreatGuy
Jun 23, 2013, 10:42 PM
Surely if OSX can have it, so can iOS.

This sounds like a simple feature to integrate, and I don't see how it would be something that would compromise performance or battery life.

I know its possible with Cydia, but i'm not interested in jailbreaking.

I dont like waiting until im sick of a wallpaper before I change it manually, and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

Bring it Apple.

Faster to do manually, and doing so doesn't require anymore code or battery power.

xcodeaddict
Jun 23, 2013, 11:02 PM
"iOS needs wallpaper cycling"

Replace with:

"I want iOS to have wallpaper cycling"

TonyC28
Jun 23, 2013, 11:12 PM
Surely if OSX can have it, so can iOS.

This sounds like a simple feature to integrate, and I don't see how it would be something that would compromise performance or battery life.

I know its possible with Cydia, but i'm not interested in jailbreaking.

I dont like waiting until im sick of a wallpaper before I change it manually, and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

Bring it Apple.

Good idea. I'd use this. The rude responses people post on here never cease to amaze me.

Night Spring
Jun 24, 2013, 01:21 AM
I wouldn't say "need," but I'd use it if this feature were avaiable. So many beautiful wallpapers, so hard to pick just one! :D

coffeemadmanUK
Jun 24, 2013, 03:35 AM
Good idea. I'd use this. The rude responses people post on here never cease to amaze me.

Agreed.

I don't really have a desire for this feature, but it's incredible how rude people can be.

hamiltonDSi
Jun 24, 2013, 04:48 AM
and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

You change your wallpaper daily ? Damn.
I have the default background all the time ( I'm a power user, I don't care about wallpapers, how the phone looks, scratches and so on )

Steve121178
Jun 24, 2013, 04:49 AM
Surely if OSX can have it, so can iOS.

This sounds like a simple feature to integrate, and I don't see how it would be something that would compromise performance or battery life.

I know its possible with Cydia, but i'm not interested in jailbreaking.

I dont like waiting until im sick of a wallpaper before I change it manually, and to change it manually every day would be tiresome.

Bring it Apple.

It's just wallpaper, who cares? I haven't ever changed the stock wallpaper. It just doesn't matter.

8a22a
Jun 24, 2013, 04:56 AM
We might be able to create our own dynamic wallpapers.

coffeemadmanUK
Jun 24, 2013, 05:09 AM
It's just wallpaper, who cares? I haven't ever changed the stock wallpaper. It just doesn't matter.

Yes... to you. Which is fine. It doesn't matter to me either but it obviously does to at least one person.

If you really cannot contribute positively (or negatively if it's constructive) then why waste your time, and the time of everyone who reads this, in replying?

Steve121178
Jun 24, 2013, 05:17 AM
Yes... to you. Which is fine. It doesn't matter to me either but it obviously does to at least one person.

If you really cannot contribute positively (or negatively if it's constructive) then why waste your time, and the time of everyone who reads this, in replying?

Why does every contribution have to be positive? I'd hate to think that Apple's software engineers are wasting time on such meaningless nonsense.

It's just wallpaper, change it manually.

madeirabhoy
Jun 24, 2013, 05:36 AM
Why does every contribution have to be positive? I'd hate to think that Apple's software engineers are wasting time on such meaningless nonsense.

It's just wallpaper, change it manually.



but apple spends lots of engineers time on things that are merely asthetic and nothing to do with performance. how much engineers time has been spent on changing the logos and app backgrounds to be less skeuomorphic or whatever the word is?


personally, i would really like my background pic to change every day. ive no intention of going into settings to do this manually, and tbh this would take away the magic of it. its nice when your desktop on your computer changes to a pic you havent seen in ages, and it would be the same if it did so on the phone.

given its such an easy feature to add, im surprised it isnt already there.

daviddth
Jun 24, 2013, 06:48 AM
Actually I don't mind the idea on a Daily basis, provided I can select the wallpapers and not have it cycle through the lot. Most people wont use it, that's fine, but how many of the Phone features are used by everybody?

bchery21
Jun 24, 2013, 09:48 AM
Sounds like a neat idea. While I think daily would be a bit much, maybe something like monthly or even weekly. Personally, I change my wallpaper to match the seasons of the year (so roughly 4-7 times). If I could set that up to change every 3 months, that would be ideal. I live in Boston, Ma so I'd get dramatically different looking wallpaper every time they would change.

Sirious
Jun 24, 2013, 09:49 AM
It would a feature that I never use.

CavemanUK
Jun 24, 2013, 09:53 AM
Agree that this would be a good addition. Granted its not 'needed' but plenty of people would use it.

I love the 'who cares?' Response to wallpaper. What a daft question. It's fair to say the majority of computer/phone users deem it important since every device with a screen basically has this feature. The lack of scope of people beyond their own needs is embarrassing.

Sedrick
Jun 24, 2013, 09:56 AM
Wow, the robot responses of "don't give us any choices!" amaze me. How long were people clamoring for folders before we got them? How about even being able to set wallpapers at all? Cripes. Talk about tow the party line.

Anyway, there's several JB apps that do this. Really nice. You drop half dozen images in it's folder and each time you hit the home pages you get a different image.

OR

The home page images changes with the time of day (morning, mid-day, dusk, evening, etc.). Very nice.

..and in before the obligatory "it'll drain your battery!". Not noticeable on my phones (three of which I've use these)

appleisking
Jun 24, 2013, 09:58 AM
Interesting proposal. I never use that feature on my mac but I hear the iphone's battery life is already not that great, so how much of a hog would this be?

CavemanUK
Jun 24, 2013, 10:00 AM
Interesting proposal. I never use that feature on my mac but I hear the iphone's battery life is already not that great, so how much of a hog would this be?

If its changing the background once a day it's fair to say its no hog at all surely? If you have it changing every few minutes that would be a bigger problem. Anyway. Can't imagine it would be any worse than having parallax wallpaper in iOS 7.

cnev3
Jun 24, 2013, 04:43 PM
Dumb idea.

Why's it a dumb idea for iOS, but not for OSX?

A lot of Cydia users would disagree.

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Faster to do manually, and doing so doesn't require anymore code or battery power.

How can doing it manually be faster than automatic?

coffeemadmanUK
Jun 24, 2013, 05:11 PM
Why does every contribution have to be positive? I'd hate to think that Apple's software engineers are wasting time on such meaningless nonsense.

It's just wallpaper, change it manually.

I said or constructively negative.

Simply saying "Well *I* don't want it so it's stupid" is a stupid thing to say in and of itself.

Try being polite, it won't kill you.

"It's probably not a popularly desired feature" or "It would take up too much CPU" or whatever reason you think would mean Apple wouldn't introduce it. It's not an idiotic suggestion since they do it in OS X.