Dynamic or Static Wallpapers

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by sird28, Sep 25, 2013.

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Which wallpapers are you using

  1. Dynamic

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  2. Static

    31 vote(s)
    81.6%
  1. sird28, Sep 25, 2013
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    #1
    Since iOS 7 came out to the public curious if you guys are using Dynamic or Static Wallpapers?

    Dynamic - I like because I was from Android and I did like Live Wallpapers. Parallax Effect is much harder to see though.

    Static - Ones like the Space Blue and Aurora Green Wallpapers show off the Parallax Effect. Gradients look nice but again hard to see the Parallax.

    What are you guys using?

    [MOD NOTE] I added a poll as that was requested.
     
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    aDRock1154

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    I'm using a static wallpaper with the Parallax Effect disabled. I really like the 3D like effect, but every time I went back to the home screen from an app the apps would jump.

    Little things like that seem to bother me :D
     
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    I haven't noticed any jump yet :)

    Are you using an iPhone 5 or is it a 4s wondering if that has anything to do with it?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Static. I think the dynamic are neat but my gut feeling is that they use more battery power, and I'm trying to improve that.

    I had to go through quite a few wallpapers to find one for the Home screen that I liked. I just wanted one that would make the icons and their names easy to see. I tried some dark red ones and whatever iOS 7 came with, but none of them really made the text easy to see. I don't think the one I am using is one of the default ones, but I'm not sure where I got it. Never have had so much trouble finding a wallpaper for the Home screen that didn't make the icon labels hard to see.
     

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  5. macrumors newbie

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    anyone know what the real size of the parralax wallpaper??? driving me nuts trying to get it right!
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I don't know if that's known yet, but this thread has some guessing going on. Maybe it helps...
     
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    Sital

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    I know the stock parallax walls are 744x1392, but there have been some sites like this one that say 1040x1536 (or 1526) is better. I've tried both sizes and prefer 1040x1536. For the walls I'm using that size just seems to "fit" better.

    Oh, and to get back on topic - I use static wallpapers with the parallax effect on.
     
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    Dino F

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    Ok, so I am gonna ask a real dumb question here:eek: but what exactly is the difference?!

    Aren't the static wallpapers the ones which don't move - i.e. the ones which don't use the parallax feature, and the dynamic ones the ones which do move and do use the parallax feature?!
     
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    Tyler23

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    Static wallpapers - the wallpaper itself isn't moving. This wallpaper does take advantage of parallax, as when you move your phone, the wallpaper (and the icons) move along with it, giving the appearance of depth and the ability to see "behind" the icons.

    Dynamic wallpapers - the wallpaper itself moves - ie, with Apple's default dynamic wallpapers, there are floating orbs that move around the screen in the background. These too respond to movement, in that tilting the phone has the orbs move in that direction. But as such, it does not take advantage of parallax in the same way that static wallpapers do.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Dynamic wall on the lockscreen causes LAG in Today's view in Notification center.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Parallax is applied to static pictures. They just don't move like a video clip is all.
     
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    Dino F

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    Ok Cool ! Cheers for clarifying! ;)
     
  13. Graig, Sep 25, 2013
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    Graig

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    iOS 6 Wallpapers

    Does anyone have access to the wallpapers that were in iOS 6? They are not showing up now that iOS 7 is installed?
     
  14. thread starter macrumors member

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    Kind like the blue to orange gradient and the green aurora and the blue galaxy so
    Many choices ........
     
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    s2mikey

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    I like using my own photos as wallpapers. The parallax effect is easy to see and for whatever reason I love that and cant get enough :D
     
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    adam044

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    Once there are better dynamic wallpapers I will try them
     
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    Static, I am already hard on my battery with some features and the amount of time I spend on my phone. I don't need dynamic wallpapers to add to it.
     
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    adam044

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    Parallax also works on Dynamic wallpaper guys. it just a little harder to see b/c the background also moves
     
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    hamiltonDSi

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    Add the "Both" option to the Poll because my lock screen is "dynamic" and my home screen is "static". :cool:
     
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    JetBlack7

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    Until they fix most bugs, I'll keep using a static wallpaper.
     

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