iOS 18 has a new ‘dynamic’ color-shifting wallpaper

2024-07-08 16:16


A screenshot of an iPhone running iOS 18.
Imagine this wallpaper, but then it shifts colors. | Image: Apple

iOS 18’s third developer beta includes a “dynamic” version of the default iOS 18 wallpaper that shifts colors, as reported by 9to5Mac. Previous betas had four color options (and dark mode counterparts) for the wallpaper, but this new dynamic option changes between colors over time.

Check out this video from leaker ShrimpApplePro to see the wallpaper and some of the color shifts. I think it looks pretty good!

The new dynamic wallpaper is just one of a bunch of new customization features coming to iOS 18: you'll also be able to tint your homescreen app icons and place them where you want. With this new beta, some third-party apps also get dark mode app icons, 9to5Mac reports. However, these features are currently only available in the iOS 18 developer beta, which you can install right now by following our guide. Apple has promised that a public beta will launch sometime in July, and the full iOS 18 release is set for this fall.

On Monday, the company also released new developer betas for iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, visionOS 2, and tvOS 18.