iOS4 wallpaper issue?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kingballin20, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    kingballin20

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    How do i set the wallpaper on the main screen?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    What generation is your ipod touch? Only the 3rd gen gets wallpapers.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Only third-generation iPod touch's support background wallpaper's on the home screen.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    im having the same problem too only on my iphone 3g, everything works perfectly but i cant put a background on my home screen.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    only the 3gs supports it.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Wtf

    Why doesn't the 2nd gen get it though? I'm pretty sure a background image isn't too processor-intensive... Doesn't make too much sense to me. Could someone explain?
     
  7. macrumors member

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    My 3rd generation iPod touch can set a wallpaper on the home/lock screen from my photo library, but doesn't include Apple's wallpapers.

    I'm running the GM of iOS 4.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure all iPod touch and iPhone models will support this after upgrading to the public iOS 4 on June 21st.
     
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    mavis

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    I doubt it. Pre-3GS/3rd gen touch, iDevices only had 128MB of RAM. I'm sure it's just a matter of Apple trying to conserve memory on the older devices.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    The only devices that support wallpapers are the iPhone 3GS and above and the iPod touch 3rd gen.

    "Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009)."
     
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    this is funah

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    i hear the reason is because the image background uses the multitasking technology, which is not implemented in the 2nd gen iPod Touches...

    i have a 2nd gen and i jailbroke it with redsn0w and enabled multitasking,,, they were right to keep it just for the 3rd gens because it's a battery hog.. cut my daily use to about 3.5 hours, though i do like my screen at half brightness.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Oh, I didn't expect that. It seems like any iOS device has the power to display a simple wallpaper...

    Sorry about that.
     
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    ltldrummerboy

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    Same here on a third gen iPod touch. I updated though, not restore. What did you do?
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    I enabled wallpapers on the 3G on the recent OS 4 GM build.

    It performs so badly.

    All UI transitions when entering and exiting an app are beyond laggy. Unlocking with the icons flying in is terrible aswell, not to mention if you set the lock screen and home screen to have different wallpaper. There's an animation on the wallpaper in this scenario and it's god awful.

    Even swiping to a home screen full of icons was bad.
     
  15. celticpride678

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    I jailbroke my 2nd-gen iPod touch running iOS 4 GM to get wallpapers. I really decreases performance actually.

    All of the animations were very laggy.
     
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    Kilamite

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    The 2nd gen iPod Touch has less memory, slower CPU and less powerful graphics than the 3rd gen. It's not just the background image, but all of the drop shadows, etc... that rely on the better specs of the 3rd gen+ devices.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    If the 2nd gen ipod can't even display wallpaper what exactly will be the point of updating it?
     
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    AppleMactablet

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    Ftw

    Look Here:

    http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/ios4-software-update.html

    Apple clearly states (Bottom of Page):

    "Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009)."
     
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    Mr Slippy IV

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    If he actually has a 3rd gen iPod touch, we should throw him a bone here.

    Settings > Wallpaper
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Well, it's free
    There's no noticeable drop off in performance
    Updated mail client
    Game Center
    Other iOS 4 API's that developers can take advantage of

    I'm sure there's others.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    And Apple claims 100 new features in iOS 4. So since it doesn't support multitasking or wallpapers, then there's at least 98 new features.
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    No bluetooth keyboard too ;)

    Wonder if iBooks will be available for 2nd gen devices also...
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    The wallpaper takes is power hungry!

    Multitasking is fine, the home screen wallpaper lags soo much.
     

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