Did Beta 2 add the full Dynamic Wallpaper?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 26, 2011
Just checking if the full version of the Catalina Dynamic Wallpaper came along with beta 2 today.


macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2013
Accra, GHANA
It was but it didn't work. It currently doesn't appear to be working in Beta 2 but will know better in a couple of hours when it goes dark here.
It doesn't work here either. It is 2100h, and it has remained the same all day


macrumors 68000
Sep 9, 2017
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Just automatic, nothing fully dynamic yet. And it isn't working for me either, it stays on the dark one all day. Hopefully beta 3 fixes this.


macrumors regular
Aug 19, 2013
So I could be wrong, and it might not be exactly what you're talking about, but I believe the "Automatic" wallpaper in Catalina is designed to change between Light and Dark *IF* you have the system set to change between light and dark based on time of day. So, in Settings -> General, if you have the Appearance set to Auto. If you have just picked Light or Dark, the Automatic wallpaper is just going to stick on Light or Dark.

Again, I could be wrong, but I don't believe it's designed to work the same way Mojave did, where the wallpaper changed between multiple different variations of light and shadows throughout the day. I believe the Catalina wallpaper is either Light or Dark, depending on your system appearance preference, without the multitude of variations between.

I'd love for someone to prove me wrong, though...