Removing wallpaper shadowing?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dalfiuss, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. dalfiuss macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I'm not sure when this happened, or maybe I'm crazy and it was always the case, but I was wondering if there was a way to easily remove the shadow that appears in the top half of the default wallpaper below. The second image is what the wallpaper should look like and what I remember it looking like before today or perhaps a couple days ago. You can actually get iOS 7 to remove the shadow if you zoom in a bit and make the red portion larger (only if you download the wallpaper and put it in your photos), so I believe it has something to do with iOS 7 detecting if it should use white or black text.

    This shadowing seems to only occur on a select few wallpapers, but I really like this one specifically and it has been my wallpaper since iOS 7 came out and I just noticed this today and now it is driving me insane.

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  2. terrywfoster macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
  3. jonesie9 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2013
    Yes, I can't stand this! It's ruined many a good wallpaper for me. Anyone have a fix for this?
  4. hektor5wolf macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    I actually want this to happen LOL
    I get the shadows on the preview.....But when I look at the lockscreen there are no shadows!!
  5. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
  6. tcdav26 macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2013
    Yarmouthport, MA
  7. dalfiuss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I found a way to eliminate the shadow, unfortunately it comes at an aesthetic cost. If you reduce motion (Settings - General - Accessibility - Reduce Motion) it eliminates the shadow but then you no longer get the parallax effect on the springboard.

    This leads me to believe that iOS 7 places the shadow because it believes when moved a certain way a color will become more predominant and potentially make the white text hard to read.
  8. -At0m- macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2014
    I hope Apple in the next update will remove this annoying feature...I want clear wallpapers as the way I like, and also the moving effect..
    Put an option to remove or something Apple!!
  9. Kenss macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2014
    Shadow on my iphone when I set my wallpaper

    Before I updated to IOS 7.1 I had this shadow on my phone and I got rid of it by going to setting on my iPhone now that I updated to IOS 7.1 it brought the shadow and I hate it I want clear screens it makes my wallpapers ugly when the shadow is on there and it needs to have an option to switch on or off for the shadow to appear on your phone cause I would sooooo keep it off cause I hate it!!!!!!!! PLEASE FIX APPLE!!!!
  10. ashlee313, Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014

    ashlee313 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2014
    Apple really needs to fix this because it makes wallpapers look horrible!!
  11. spacemanjupiter macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2014
    Indianapolis IN
    I hate this effect! Ruins every wallpaper i have. Man there have been some really, really dumb design decisions with ios7. How about getting rid of the amateur head of design and hiring a pro Apple?

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