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While I initially liked the ability to set custom backgrounds on my iPhone 4, I've come to find that I'm starting to miss the simple black background I had on my iPhone 3G. How can I set my background back to black?

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Create a black image in your favorite image editor (even Paint will do if you're on Windows), save it as a jpeg, and e-mail or sync it to the phone. Then set that image as the background.

Since you're making it all black, I doubt the resolution is going to matter much, but you can always use 960 x 640 to use the iPhone 4's standard resolution.

Edit to add a black image that works:

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  • Hm, that seems like a bit of a hack, but I guess it could work. So there's no setting to get it back? Incidentally, do you happen to have a black image I could use for this? – Airplane Mode Nov 25 '10 at 5:06
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    @Airplane Mode: Sorry, that's the only way I know of that works. Have added a black image for you. – Lizzan Nov 25 '10 at 6:39
  • +1 for the artistic skill in the included background image :) – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Dec 14 '10 at 13:37
  • @torbengb - Ha, thanks! Unfortunately, that's the limit of my artistic skill...;-) – Lizzan Dec 15 '10 at 6:34

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