iOS 7’s Moving Background Is Even More Impressive With Panoramas [Video]

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One of the neat new features of iOS 7 is that the background moves ever so slightly when you tilt your iPhone up and down. The effect makes it look like your pictures are nearly 3D, but if you want to really be impressed, set your iPhone homescreen picture as a panorama and spin around.

Jeff Shin discovered that if you take a panoramic photo and set it as your background, the image will move with you as you spin around. Here’s a video of the hidden feature:

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  • Scott

    Hmm. I couldn’t get it to go all the way around for me. Odd.

  • Silverrune

    Hmm. I couldn’t get it to go all the way around for me. Odd.

    Neither can I.

  • nw_photography

    I tried it on my iPhone 5 – brilliant!

  • brockvasic

    Doesn’t work for me either. Maybe an instructional video is in order!

  • Radtech51

    Really looking forward to iOS 7 can’t wait to try it out in the fall. :)

  • markymac

    That’s snazzy!! Wonder what other little Easter eggs are in there.

  • frikova

    Couldn’t make it work, either.

  • Adrayven

    Doesn’t work for me either. Maybe an instructional video is in order!

    What is your phone? iPhone 5 or older? it might only work on the iPhone 5?? Just guessing..

  • mavtech23

    To get panoramic background working you have to go to Settings> Brightness & Wallpaper> Change Background and scroll down until you find the album Panoramic. You can also save a panoramic photo from web or dropbox, etc and it will automatically go into the Panoramic album.

  • adology

    Why wouldn’t they show that during the keynote? Wow!

  • rrobinson1216

    To get panoramic background working you have to go to Settings> Brightness & Wallpaper> Change Background and scroll down until you find the album Panoramic. You can also save a panoramic photo from web or dropbox, etc and it will automatically go into the Panoramic album.

    This. ^^^ Although, have you figured out the perfect size yet? I can’t seem to figure it out. Some end up with black bars if they aren’t enough pixels tall enough.

  • MyWallpaperInc

    Check some iphone 5 panoramic wallpaper and submit your own at http://www.iphonepanoramawallpaper.com!

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