iOS 7 has lots of exciting new features, one of the most subtle being animated background wallpapers. There are two included with iOS 7. Both feature blurred circles that slide over a gradient background while responding to your movements. The resulting effect is that the OS feels more alive than ever before.

Read on to see how easy it is to apply these animated wallpapers, or watch the video below to see animated wallpapers in action:‎


1. Settings

Open the Settings app, swipe down then tap the Brightness and Wallpaper option.

1 Settings

2. Screen options

You’ll see options for changing the brightness, and below, a shortcut for choosing a wallpaper. Tap on this option.

2 Screen options

3. Apple Wallpaper

You’ll see two options by Apple: Dynamic and Stills. Tap on the Dynamic option, then choose one of the animated wallpapers.

iOS 7 wallpapers

4. Lock and Home Screen

A small window will slide up the screen asking whether you’d like to set the Lock Screen, Home Screen or both. Choose whichever is suited for you.

4 Lock and Home Screen

5. Animated Wallpaper

The animated wallpaper will now be applied to your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy!

5 Animated Wallpaper

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