Every default wallpaper of iOS

Gruber Kristóf
Sep 27, 2016 · 3 min read

iPhone OS 1.0-3.0

The original iPhone

Plain black. Apple didn’t like wallpapers that time.

iOS 4, iOS 5


iOS 4 introduced multitasking and the ability to set the wallpaper. This one was the first which was promoted on marketing screenshots.

iOS 6


iOS 6 had a stylish, blue ripple as the default wallpaper.

iOS 7

Cloudy-starry sky

iOS 7 changed everything, including the wallpaper. Even if the OS supported dynamic wallpapers now, Apple used this image as the default.

iOS 8

Light beams under water

iOS 8 sticked at the blueish colors.

iOS 9 beta

Colorful wave

iOS 9’s public beta version introduced a very attractive wallpaper.

iOS 9

I really don’t know what this is

iOS 9 had a new resolution for the default wallpapers (on iPad): 3208x3208. The image above is rescaled, because the original file is 26 MB, and Medium allows images up to 25 MB only…

iOS 10

Another wave, this time recognizable

Elegant new wallpaper.

iOS 11

Ocean coast with waves

Calm blue and sand colored image.

iOS 12

“An explosion of crimson rips asunder blue-green fractal generatives masquerading as paint striations.”

Vibrant red and blue colors.

iOS 13

The light version of the dark/light default pair.

iOS 13 introduced Dark Mode, and comes with a set of wallpapers which have a dark and a light variant to match the currently selected theme.

Gruber Kristóf

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iOS app developer at KWINDOO.com

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