Users from all around the world who own an iPhone or an iPad were always jealous of Android users because of their beautiful and stunning live wallpapers, but now their infliction has ended. Finally, they can enjoy of something similar on their devices that are equipped with the latest operating system from Apple, the iOS 7.

If you haven’t already updated your mobile device to this version don’t lose time anymore, but keep in mind that before doing this you should probably check if your phone is compatible with it. Also, if you are one of the lucky guys that own a new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C and you already have the iOS 7 pay attention, because it’s a little bit tricky to activate the effect that looks like the live wallpapers from the Androids. Besides this, in the following article we will present the best iOS 7 wallpapers that are out there, just waiting to be downloaded.

Best iOS 7 Wallpapers

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The new iPhones 5C / 5S that are equipped with iOS 7 have brought lots of new features that thrilled even the most skeptic users, like the parallax effect, beautiful Retina display with a stunning 1136 x 640 resolution, improved multitasking and more. The user attention was directed to the beautiful wallpapers than can easily give a better and enjoyable experience when using the phone. The wallpapers are organized in different categories, depending on their type (Dynamic or Static) and depending on what they represent (Animals, Cars, Abstract, Girls and so on).

How to use them and which are the best wallpapers of this kind along with classic, standard, but beautiful wallpapers will be presented next.

Before talking about wallpapers and where we could get them, you should know how to change the wallpapers on your new devices powered with iOS 7 and how to create the sensation of the live wallpaper with the parallax effect.

Changing the Wallpaper in iOS 7

The new iOS 7 is a little bit different than the older versions of the Apple’s operating system, because of the new layout and various new features. The design was changed a lot, but in the settings area everything seems to be in the right place, like the wallpaper settings. If you want to know how to change your home screen and lock screen, follow the instructions:

  1. Unlock your mobile device and open the “Settings” app from your drawer.
  2. Now two images will appear, one of your home screen and one with your lock screen. Just press any one of them. Note that whatever you choose, they will take you to the same page.
  3. Once selected, a new menu will appear with three choices: Dynamic, Stills and Camera Roll. Note that the Dynamic ones are animated wallpapers and the Stills are static.
  4. Choose an image and a preview with the wallpaper will appear. If you choose the Camera Roll at the above step, you will have to drag the photo around in order to position it in the desired position (this happens because the resolution of the photo doesn’t fit with the resolution of your device’s screen).
  5. When everything is finished, press the “Set” button and a new menu will appear with three options: “Set Lock Screen”, “Set Home Screen” or “Set Both”.
  6. Choose one and enjoy.

Parallax Effect

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The Parallax Effect is a new feature on the iOS 7 which creates a multi-layer dimension on your home screen that seems to put the icons on a layer and the background on another. This makes the background to be more dynamic and to have a neat 3D look. Whenever you move the phone and keep your head still, the operating system and the gyroscope / accelerometer will create the sensation that you will are looking around the app icons.

Keep in mind that this feature probably consumes a lot of resources, so if you want to save your battery lifetime you should de-activate this effect. To discover how to activate or to deactivate it, follow the next simple steps:

  1. Go to your iOS device’s drawer and select “Settings”.
  2. Find the “General” choice and tap over it.
  3. Select “Accessibility” and press on the “Reduced Motion” button.
  4. Now, a new screen will appear with a toggle switch. If you want to de-activate the effect, let the “Reduced Motion” on (the toggle has to be placed to the right side of the screen) and if you want to activate the new 3D look, let the “Reduced Motion” off (left side of the screen).

Now that we got you guys started, here is a short collection of our personal favorites:

ScreenMotion Wallpapers iOS 7

ScreenMotion Wallpapers iOS 7

ScreenMotion Wallpapers iOS 7 is a very useful application, which offers wallpapers that are optimal for devices equipped with the latest Apple OS. Also, the new parallax motion can be enjoyed on your device even if you own an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C / 5S. Basically, the movement of the wallpaper depends on the movement of the mobile device, thanks to the device’s gyrocompass.

The app has other interesting features that can make it more valuable, like the iOS 7 Lock screen preview or the iOS 7 Home screen preview. It has thousands of static wallpapers that can begin to move when the users apply the parallax effect onto them. Also, in order to make your device’s home screen to look awesome the developer put all of the images in high definition and one hundred percent Retina graphics.

Furthermore, the app has the ability to create infinite scrolling, it is optimized to the latest iOS operating system, it updates its collection daily and offers a beautiful and enhanced interface. So, if you are one of the users who want to try it, you should know that you can enjoy this useful app, ScreenMotion Wallpapers iOS 7 by Alex Ham, for free on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, by simply downloading it from iTunes.

ZEDGE Ringtones & Wallpapers

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ZEDGE Ringtones & Wallpapers is one of the best and trusted applications of its type that is used by over 50 million users worldwide. This is the place where you can find free high quality wallpapers and ringtones that are uploaded by other users. Thanks to the latest features, the application offers now through ToneSync a way to download tones and wallpapers straight to your iTunes library.

All of the wallpapers are optimized for the latest Apple software and devices, iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S and iOS 6 / 7. They are organized in a various number of categories, like Anime, Auto, Themes, Logos, Animals, Spiritual, Technology and more. Its developers selected only premium images in high definition that are made to fit the home screen and lock screen of your device, which will make your Retina display to look awesome.

The main advantage of being compatible with the latest Apple OS is the fact that the app can also support the parallax wallpaper, which is one of the best features that were recently introduced in the new Apple software. Also, it has a nice and user friendly interface making the browsing and searching operations to seem very easy.

If you are interested in this application for your iOS device, go to iTunes and download it for free. Also, if you are interested in syncing your downloaded files between the ZEDGE app and your computer, go the following link and download ZEDGE ToneSync program.

Wallpapers iOS 7 edition

Wallpapers iOS 7 edition

Wallpapers iOS 7 edition  is another application that offers free wallpapers for your device that is powered with iOS 7. The app has an infinite collection of images that are organized in different categories, such as “Flowers”, “Cars”, “Space”, “Waterfalls” or “Cats”. When an image is to your liking, the app permits to save that particular image to a Photo Album or email it to a friend.

All of the images are in high quality and will transform your device’s screen into a beautiful piece of art. Furthermore, through the app users can search for their own wallpapers using the power of Bing’s image search engine, which is able to find any picture for you. Wallpapers iOS7, made by Escargot Studios, can be downloaded for free on any device that has an iOS 4.3 or later.

Download iOS 7 Wallpapers

Another solution for this problem is represented by different websites that offer wallpapers for free. Note that for the iPhone 5C / 5S the resolution of the image has to be 1136 x 640 resolution (326 ppi) to be suitable and work with the parallax effect. Neck and crop, these are the most beautiful iOS 7 wallpapers:

To download them at their full resolution go to the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

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If you want to check for more parallax wallpapers, go to the Parallaxize website and browse through their numerous categories (Space, Cars, Clean, Landscapes, People and more) of images that are uploaded daily by different users from all around the world.

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You should also take a look at the Deko — Beautiful, Unique Wallpapers and Patterns application which can help you to create your own amazing abstract wallpapers, with just some taps on the screen. With the help of an interactive interface, this application can create unique patterns and images in just simple steps, like changing the color or the shape with a light swipe or creating a new design with a full swipe.

When the process of creation is done, users are able to save the image and set it as a home screen or even to export it to personalize it further in other applications. Also, within the app users are able to share their creations with their friends. If this app got your interest, go and download it now for free for your iOS device from iTunes.

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Alex holds an engineering degree in Telecommunications and has been covering technology as a writer since 2009. Customization is his middle name and he doesn’t like to own stock model gadgets. When he’s away from the keyboard, simpler things like hiking, mountain climbing and having a cold drink make his day.