Amazing iOS 7 Lock Screen Wallpaper Trick (Video)

Apple pulled out the stops for a brand new look in iOS 7 and the new lock screen offers fast access to controls, notifications and it’s now a great canvas for your panoramic photos.

In iOS 7, the system uses the iPhone’s sensors to detect movement and system items, like icons and badge notifications will respond, but that’s not all.

Users can set a panoramic photos as their lock screen and then when they move around the picture will swivel in place, showing off the full photo instead of just one small frame.

iOS 7 Panorama Lock Screen Photo

Check out the iOS 7 panorama lock screen in action in the short video below.

iOS 7 also lets users choose a panoramic photo for the home screen, but the effect looks more impressive on the lock screen where there are no icons to get in the way.

In our tests, iOS 7 identifies photos that are panoramas based on dimensions, not just those taken on the iPhone so users can create their own by merging photos together in a photo editor or downloading panoramic wallpapers online.

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Use a panoramic image as a wallpaper in iOS 7.

Use a panoramic image as a wallpaper in iOS 7.

Another cool feature in iOS 7 is the inclusion of live wallpapers for the iPhone. Apple calls these Dynamic wallpapers, but they are essentially the live wallpapers that Android users are used to.

These dynamic wallpapers are available on the home screen and on the lock screen and interact based on how the user moves the iPhone. Tilting it one direction will send bubbles moving across the screen in one of the wallpapers.

ios 7 featuresFor now there doesn’t appear to be a way to add any third-party dynamic wallpapers, but it’s possible that Apple could allow Dynamic Wallpaper sales like it does with ringtones in iTunes.

Apple announced the iOS 7 beta on Monday at WWDC 2013, and made the new version of the iPhone software available to developers using the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Apple is planning iOS 7 for the iPad soon and will release the iOS 7 update this fall to most current Apple devices.

Developers can download the iOS 7 beta to prepare their apps for the new look and new iOS 7 features.

Services sell access to the iOS 7 beta to let average users try the new version of iOS early, but it’s not for everyone as there will be bugs.

Comments

  1. Larry says

    Finally after 7 years??? If that’s even real?? Gee android devices had that and animated wallpapers for years!! Hello apple all that greed and $$$$ you just come to this?? Is this the BIG new iOS 7?? Gee big deal!! I think seeing my neighbors ugly old 1970′s Cadillac does more!!

    • Larry says

      Oh no no anger at all just the truth lol lol I just think iOS 7 and apple are doing something should had years ago, with all technology and $$$ apple knows???? They should had that and not act like its a breaking thing someone wants to run out for, just amazes me how many people admire iPhone than find out your limited to what u need out of it than depend on jailbreaks and tweaks for that when androids have all that and more, iPhones are for the name and looks!!!! I work at the tech center a cell phone repair center and I see it all

  2. Derek winless says

    Boy Larry you need to calm down you are going to have an infarct chap.
    It’s a mobile phone that’s all so don’t get so wound up who cares about lock screens for gods sake! And who cares that android got it first.
    Maybe you need to get out some more? Or get a girlfriend maybe??

    • Larry says

      Yes I’m 23 and happily married too, my wife agrees with me too we both have HTC ONE and we laugh at at this post and I state the facts and oh no anger issues here just may seem like it

      • Nick whear says

        Ok mate then enjoy but remember these are phones and all the companies are after cash
        They are all the same actually
        But significantly onlyBill Gates gives to charity Steve jobs never. Did I think says something about Apple!

  3. IPHONE4EVER says

    Android began because of apples new idea in smartphones, they have developed all of their phones based off apple from day one, the fact that they have given people what they want OS freedom is great, but at what cost? I’ll tell you, for one bloatware, not on iphone,two smooth

    • IPHONE4EVER says

      And secure OS, three, updates for all all the time, jelly bean updates and others only come to new devices and all others wait months hoping to get the latest OS. I waited for 6 mos to get ice cream sand. on GS2 and made the switch to iphone and will never go back!!!!

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