iOS 16 Wallpaper: Download Full Resolution
It’s that time of year again when we’re all excited about new features in Apple’s software. This year, iOS 16 brings new customization options for the lock screen, as well as other important improvements. And on top of that, the update adds a new wallpaper to the operating system, and you can download it here.
Before downloading the new wallpaper, we learned something interesting while analyzing the iOS 16 code. iPhone wallpapers have traditionally been just static images, while Live Wallpapers had static versions and a short video for the animated version. Now, with iOS 16, things have gotten a little different.
Due to the new lock screen, which features animations and images that interact with the clock and widgets, wallpapers are no longer static images. Instead, they are rendered in real time. Another thing to keep in mind is that Apple has removed virtually all old wallpapers, including those used in device-specific marketing images.
Fortunately, 9to5Mac found a way to render the new iOS 16 wallpaper in a way that we can share as a high resolution image. The iOS 16 default wallpaper comes in one version, so there are no different images for light and dark mode. The image has shades of blue, green and yellow.
But if you’re looking for a dark version, or even something you can use on other devices, iPadOS 16 still has static images as wallpapers because it doesn’t have the new customizable lock screen.
You can download the new iOS 16 wallpaper in its full resolution below. Be sure to click the (i) button and save the full-resolution wallpaper, then set it up through the Photos app or the Settings app if you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
It should be noted that iOS 16 is currently available as beta software for developers through the Apple Developer website. A public beta will be released next month, while the official release is expected this fall.
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