iOS 7 darkening background?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Kevsta26, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    USA
    #1
    If I try to apply a nice fall wallpaper like this - [​IMG]

    iOS 7 put this stupid dark line across the top, ruining the look of the wallpaper...
    [​IMG]

    It may have to do with the clock but I don't care, I would rather have a nice looking wallpaper than a dumb dark line that helps improve the visibility of the clock and status bar...
     
  2. FreeState macrumors 68000

    FreeState

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #2
    Do you have increase contrast on in the settings?
     
  3. Soundflunky macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    #3
    I too hate it when I can more clearly see the things I'm looking at.
     
  4. djtech42 macrumors 65816

    djtech42

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Location:
    West Chester, OH
    #4
    I don't see anything wrong with improving readability? :confused:
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Location:
    The Tri-State Area
    #5
    Just reviving this old thread to see if anyone knows of a fix for this. I'm trying to use my wallpaper on my home screen and it does the same thing with the dark band up top. On the home screen my icons will show up just fine without the darkening, so I'm not worried about that.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #6
    You can't change it as of now.
     
  7. Vinamra macrumors regular

    Vinamra

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #7
    The reason why its there is because of your background. If it wasn't there, you would not be able to read the time since the background just behind the time is a mix of white (sky) and colour (leaves and branch). Depending on the background, the time text colour is either black or white. Since the area right behind the text has shades of both white and a contrasting colour, it is in your best interest that iOS puts a tinted gradient on the top for better readability.
     
  8. tkwolf macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    #8
    Am I the only one who likes this? It helps with the readability. I noticed this with wallpapers that seem to blend with the text on lock screen and I find this a useful feature.
     

Share This Page