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fjs08
Sep 22, 2013, 10:55 AM
I am Unable to move and scale wallpaper
I choose my photo, move it,but it snaps back. IOS 6 allowed me to 2 finger pinch. What am I doing wrong?
Thx
Frank

blhoward2
Sep 22, 2013, 10:58 AM
I can't either. You can zoom in but not out at all...ios 6 used to simply add black if you went too far out.

Puonti
Sep 22, 2013, 11:00 AM
It sounds like you have the parallax wallpaper feature enabled (it's on by default). I believe it requires 200 pixels of the picture's width and height to remain outside the screen to allow for the parallax motion. If you pinch the picture out so that less than 200 pixels of width and / or height remain outside the screen, it bounces back in.

To get rid of the parallax effect, go to Settings -> General - Accessibility -> Reduce Motion and enable it.

Alternatively, if you've cropped a larger image to use as a wallpaper, reduce cropping to make the image larger and thus leave room for the parallax effect.

fjs08
Sep 22, 2013, 11:08 AM
That fixed it but I don't really understand what that feature does in general ???
Thx
Frank

Puonti
Sep 22, 2013, 11:10 AM
You're welcome.

Parallax wallpaper makes your wallpaper image and app icons move around slightly when you turn your phone in your hand. To test it, turn off Reduce Motion for a moment and go to your home screen. Hold the phone in your hand and turn it slightly sideways. You should see the wallpaper and icons move around, as if the wallpaper was further back and you were peeking around the icons to see behind them.

mngator96
Oct 29, 2013, 07:50 AM
The only sort of fix I can find is to go to your photos and edit the photo you want and stretch it to how you want it to look and then take a screen shot and then use the photo created by that screen shot for your wallpaper.

To take a screen shot:

1. Press and hold down Home (round button center bottom)
2. Press and release Sleep (top right button of phone)
2a. You will hear a camera-like shutter sound

pear21
Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 AM
It sounds like you have the parallax wallpaper feature enabled (it's on by default). I believe it requires 200 pixels of the picture's width and height to remain outside the screen to allow for the parallax motion. If you pinch the picture out so that less than 200 pixels of width and / or height remain outside the screen, it bounces back in.

To get rid of the parallax effect, go to Settings -> General - Accessibility -> Reduce Motion and enable it.

Alternatively, if you've cropped a larger image to use as a wallpaper, reduce cropping to make the image larger and thus leave room for the parallax effect.

Very helpful tip, I found some photos I wanted to use for my background but I was also having this issue, i like the motion on the device though so I guess I will have to look for some more pictures. Im not a huge fan of how the apps open and close when you have the parallax turned off. Thanks though!

Merkyworks
Oct 29, 2013, 08:38 AM
I just DL this app to fix this exact problem

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1659807

works really well