When selecting a photo from my photo stream as the wallpaper (on my iPad 4 with iOS 7), the wallpaper is shown as a preview, allowing me to scale and move the visible area. Unfortunately, this doesn't work for most images, e.g. ones that I downloaded to the device from the web.

Using the two-finger pinch to scale the image doesn't work at all, and moving the visible area is very slow, if it works at all.

This behavior results in weirdly cropped and scaled wallpapers - the same was working fine on iOS 6.

Is this a known bug? It seems to be related to the size of the photo - the stock wallpapers coming with iOS work fine.

  • I'm having same problem now. This was never an issue in the previous operating system. It's very aggravating. – user59593 Oct 15 '13 at 23:26

Don't know why it is happening but I use the app #nocrop (it's free) to make the pictures smaller before using them as wall paper. You might also want to try switching reduce motion on/off in Settings > General > Assessibility > Reduce Motion. Hope this helps

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