Dynamic Wallpapers...

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Tamagotchi, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    Has anyone ever used this?

    I'm surprised Apple still offers this as an option on iOS10. No one ever uses them, and Apple has not added any new ones in the last 2-3 years. It's kinda like Dashboard, or DVD player on macOS... Remnants from an old age...
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Do you perhaps have a link to me to some stats showing nobody using it? Or is it just an assumption? I look around me and I see a wide variety of live backgrounds, dynamic, perspective, etc. But that's just personal use. I rather have some stats to read up on. Am hoping that's where you get your data from.
  3. lagwagon, Jul 2, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Live Photos kinda replaces the "dynamic wallpaper" idea. So it's not surprising that there hasn't been any additions to them.

    We now have a bunch of stock 3D Touch wallpapers and can add/make your own with a Live Photo.
  4. Tamagotchi thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    I just guessed no one uses them.

    I don't know a single person who has ever used them. Also, the fact that Apple isn't supporting it by either allowing third party dynamic wallpapers or adding more themselves suggests that no one uses them.
  5. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2013
    I wish they animated on raise to wake :( I don't use otherwise, I never see them so they feel a tad pointless.
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    User-taken photos is the greatest source of "dynamic wallpapers", in Live Photos form.

    Talking about it, I am afraid Apple would never put attention into it after introducing Live Photos. Plus the style of dynamic wallpaper is monotonous.
  7. nathanalf macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2014
    I constantly have Live Photos as my wallpapers. Fun to be able to see a certain moment from the lock screen, but that's just me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Animation on raise to wake would be perfect though
  8. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I personally don't see the point of using them. They come alive only when you hard-press the screen which is a bit daft I think.
  9. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    I completely agree. It was really more of a gimmick than anything. I'd like to see some nice dynamic wallpapers, but the issue there (like most cool things in tech) is battery drain. A good compromise would be nathanalf's suggestion to use the raise to wake function as an initiator for the live photo animation.
  10. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    What a valuable contribution to the forum.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 5, 2016 ---
    No, those are Live Wallpapers, completely different from Dynamic Wallpapers.

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