Live wallpapers in iPhones or iPads is a distinctive feature that gives your phone or pad a personalized and attractive look. Most of the users are aware that setting a live wallpaper in iPhones or iPads is perhaps the easiest task. All you need to do is to go into the Settings of your phone, then choose Wallpaper and set any live wallpaper for your phone.
Every year Apple upgrades its operating system (iOS). The update usually arrives with the introduction of a new iPhone model. Apple keeps on improving its software regularly (every 3-4 months) to make sure that the system keeps on working smoothly. The bugs are fixed, and the issues are resolved.
However, with all these efforts, Apple users keep on facing different issues. These issues are not unfixable, but you still might need directions to fix them by yourself. Recently, many iPhone/iPad users are facing issues regarding their live wallpaper not working properly. If you are one of the users who are facing this issue, then have a look at a few methods that can solve it.
Note: You need to consider two things prior to getting into the steps mentioned below. The first thing is that Live Wallpaper option is only available in iPhone models including/after iPhone 6S. The second thing is that the pictures you want to set as Live wallpapers must be Live; regular pictures do not work as Live Pictures.
1. Restart your iPhone
As simple as it may seem, this method works most of the time. What happens is that sometimes most of your apps keep running in the background and slow down the system. Once the system is slowed down, some of the features stop working. Common occurrences are flashlight not working, notification stops popping, and quick battery drainage.
So, before opting for more complicated options, it is recommended that you should try a quick fix and restart your phone. Down below are the steps to restart your iPhone.
1. Press-hold your sleep/wake button until the slider appears on your screen.
2. Swap this slider towards the right and your phone will switch off.
3. Press-hold the sleep/wake button again.
Now check if your live wallpaper is working or not.
2. Disable Low-Power Mode
When your iPhone runs low on the battery (20%) it gives you the option to enable low power mode. This mode remains enabled until you recharge your phone up to 80%. You can also disable it manually through the settings as well. Remember that when low power mode is on, features such as mail fetch, background app refresh, and some visual effects are reduced.
Enabled low power mode could be one of the reasons why your live wallpapers aren’t working. So, try fixing it via disabling the low power mode. To do that:
1. Go into the Settings of your phone.
2. Scroll down and tap on the option Battery.
3. Now check if the option Low Power Mode is toggled on.
4. Switch it off and then check your Live Wallpapers again.
3. Through Regular Wallpaper
Another quick solution to fix your live wallpaper is by setting your wallpaper to a regular one. It has worked for most people that they fixed this issue through this process. Set your wallpaper to regular and then again reset it to live wallpaper. You can also do it by changing it to another live wallpaper and then reverting back. Here is how you can do it:
1. Go to the Settings of your phone.
2. Select the option Wallpaper.
3. Now tap on the option Choose a New Wallpaper.
4. Now choose the option Stills.
5. Now go back to the home screen. Repeat the process and choose the option Live.
Check if the Live Wallpaper is fixed.
4. Broken Live Wallpapers
It is highly unlikely, but sometimes the live wallpapers can get corrupted. You may think that if one wallpaper is corrupt then others should work, shouldn’t they? Well, some iPhone users have registered complains that all their wallpapers got corrupted as soon as they updated their phone. It could be a minor glitch so do not take your phone to Apple Store. Simply delete all the Live Wallpapers and download the new ones.
5. Enable 3D touch
Some iPhone users have also stated that whenever they faced this issue, they merely enabled their 3D touch and it starts working. Nothing is a certainty but fancying every possibility is a wise decision. Here is how you can enable 3D touch.
1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone.
2. Tap on the General option
3. Then tap the Accessibility option.
4. Tap on the 3D touch.
5. Toggle it to Off position.
6. Reset Your iPhone
Apple users have a nag of getting infuriated whenever they have to reset their phone. Some feel that creating a backup before resetting the phone to Factory Settings is too tedious. Well, you’d be surprised to hear that 80% of iPhone user’ problems have been solved just by resetting their phones.
It is understandable that resetting a phone is risky as you fear to lose your data (in case it doesn’t back up on Cloud). So before resetting your phone, make sure all your data has been uploaded on your iCloud. If you miss this step then forget that you can recover data once the phone is reset. Here is a step by step guide to reset your iPhone.
1. Go to the Settings.
2. Go to the General option.
3. You will see the Reset option at the bottom of the screen
4. Press the second option which is Erase All Content and Settings.
5. Wait for it to be completed.
As mentioned earlier, resetting your phone restores it to the original factory settings. There is a pretty decent chance that your phone will automatically address all the problems once it is reset.