How to get iOS 7 styled parallax wallpaper on your iPhone

By , Aug 14, 2013

iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens HEro

We’ve got an extremely cool new Lock screen theme to show you guys and it’s called iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens. This is a new WinterBoard theme that recently appeared on Cydia, and it completely transforms the iOS Lock screen.

The download includes 5 different theme packs that work well with both 4″ iOS devices, and smaller 3.5″ devices. Each theme pack features well over a dozen different wallpapers that all move around as you move your device.

Like the Parallax effect found in iOS 7, these new themes allow you to harness the device’s built-in accelerometer for a similar stylized effect. It’s something that really needs to be seen to full appreciate.

Have a look inside as we showcase iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens on video.

As you can see, the effect is fairly dramatic, especially when using some of the more abstract wallpaper packs. The five different packs — Night Sky, Nature, Close Up, Cityscapes, and Abstract — all offer a unique set of wallpaper for you to enjoy.

Since this theme does utilize WinterBoard, you’ll need to open up WinterBoard and select and deselect the specific wallpaper packs in order to switch between them. I know WinterBoard has a negative stigma, but on newer devices like the iPhone 5, it works perfectly fine.

iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens WinterBoard

As a bonus, each theme contains its own Lock screen clock and weather information. The clock is there by default, and the weather info panel can be accessed by tapping the middle of the Lock screen. You’re advised to venture into the theme’s setup folder to properly configure the location ID of your area if you want to benefit from a local weather report.

The designer of iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens tells users to install a couple of supplementary tweaks in order to full benefit from his theme. First of all, it’s highly recommended that you install Lockscreen Clockhide, which is a tweak that allows you to hide the stock Lock screen clock. Since this theme includes its own built in Lock screen clock, I definitely recommend that you do this.

The next tweak that you should certainly consider is Lock screen Dim Delay. This is a tweak that allows you to delay the dimming of the Lock screen when no activity is present. This tweak will allow you to marvel at the beautiful wallpapers on your Lock screen without the device suddenly fading to black.

Obviously, a theme like iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens isn’t going to be the friendliest of themes when it comes to battery life, so proceed with caution. This is especially true if you use Lock screen Dim Delay. Though battery life is bound to take a hit with an immersive theme like this, if managed properly, it’s not a complete deal breaker.

For only $1.29 on Cydia’s ModMyi repo, I highly recommend you to check iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens out if you’re into theming. That’s quite a bit of value — over 100 different wallpapers, parallax effect, and 5 different wallpaper packs — for only $1.29. For that reason, I can recommend the theme with little reserve.

What do you think?

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  • Asis Haas

    iOS 7 parallax feature does not support on iPhone 4, so I will jailbreak iOS 7 to get this feature if iOS 7 possible to Jailbreak. HAHA ;P

    • rasengan720 .

      what??!! then there wont be any moving wallpapers and panorama wallpapers on the iphone 4?? :o

  • Dayton Lowell

    The article says iOS 7 uses the “device’s built-in accelerometer” for the effect. I’m fairly sure its actually using the gyroscope.

    • Simon Franklin

      Yup, apple uses the gyroscope. This lockscreen is just using the accelerometer. Using the gyroscope as well is a lot more complicated. Maybe next version will have that ;)

  • Matt

    I’m a bit disappointed that feature isn’t available on iPhone 4. Wish it was an option at least, battery is good anyway and charges really quick compared to iOS6 so I wouldn’t mind sacrificing some battery life to have this natively available.

    • dpacemaker

      I was surprised that it isn’t on the iPhone 4 considering that the feature is on the iPad 2.

      • Johnathan Jennings

        Do you know anything about Apple Products? Stay with me here. iPhone 4 has a single core 1Ghz processor. The iPhone 4S (which has the parallax feature) has a dual core 0.8Ghz processor. The iPad 2 however has a dual core 1Ghz processor. So really the iPad 2 had twice the processing power of the iPhone 4. Now does it make sense why the iPad 2 has it, and the iPhone 4 doesn’t? The iPad 2 is faster than the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.

      • dpacemaker

        You don’t have to be a A-Hole when explaining it. I know Apple products, and the reason I was surprised is because the iPhone 4 is the oldest phone to get iOS 7 and iPad 2 is the oldest iPad model to get it. One would think that the features would be close to the same. I guess some people have to be mean just for the sake of being mean.

      • Johnathan Jennings

        Sorry man I wasn’t trying to mean, just had a lot to say so I was trying to make it where you could understand what I was saying

      • dpacemaker

        I get it, too bad it’s hard to know someone’s intent through text. It’s all good, I did not know about the processor difference though. Thanks for the info.

    • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

      Don’t be dissapointed, on the iPhone 4s this feautre is so slow i deactivated it afer a few minutes

      • Matt

        Ah I see, oh well

    • bigzjoseph

      Its time for an upgrade my friend

      • Matt

        Waiting for next iPhone, if nothing special then at least the 5 will be cheaper

      • bigzjoseph

        Nice thinking there

  • Edward Pacheco

    I bought this theme on my jailbroken iOS 6.1.2 iPhone 4 just to copy those wallpapers to my iOS 7 beta 5 iPhone 5. Now I have one hundred beautiful wallpapers for the parallax feature on stock iOS 7.

  • Jason Duong

    Did anybody else’s heart sink when he dropped the iPod Touch?

    • illK†Δ

      Buy an iPhone?

  • totempole90

    Hey, Jeff. What’s that tweak you’re using where a small dot appears on the spot where you touch the screen?

    • chumawumba

      That would be Display Recorder by Ryan Petrich

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      That would be ‘touch pose.’

      • totempole90

        That’s it! Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

    Winterboard… :(

  • Scott Curry

    You may want to edit the post. Searching for ‘iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens’ win’t find the tweak. You have to remove the space between S and 7.

    Everyone reading this until they edit, search for ‘iOS7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens’ instead.

    • Scott Curry

      Well, I found it, but can’t download or install it. HTTP not found. Any ideas?

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Bad connection?

      • Scott Curry

        lol…not a n00b at this, but of course there’s no way for you to know that.

        Thanks for trying though. You’re the only one to respond so far.

        I guess I’m the only one having this issue?

  • thebudman

    Uh… DeepEnd is free

    • Simon Franklin

      Deepend kinda just subtly moves the wallpaper around whereas with this one the wall actually scrolls, plus the slides how and weather. . Deepend is also a little glitchy. It is a beta though.

  • TeddyBearStand

    Jeff droppppppped it oh nooooooooooooooo

  • Juan

    Jet Jeff, how do you get the bottom arrow without iOS 7 installed ?

  • Jason Dennery

    Overall it’s a great tweak, but does anyone else feel as though its not as responsive as it should be? Maybe the animation seems slow, but it doesn’t feel as responsive as what I’ve seen in iOS 7.

    • Simon Franklin

      Ya, that would be the difference between using only the accelerometer against gyroscope as well like apple does.
      It actually uses an animation closer to how apple does their bubble wallpaper in iOS 7. I’m hoping to eventually get the gyroscope readings integrated to get a full iOS 7 panorama scroll effect going.

  • Tzvetan Nikolaev Dacov

    Hi there, great tweak, I love it, but I want to change the weather info on the lockscreen to be with Celsuis, instead of Farenheit and also the wind speed to be in kilometers per hour, not miles, is it possible
    and if it is, how ?!
    Thanks in advance !

  • Jefferson Daniel

    Has anybody got this working on the Iphone 4S (7.0.4). I think my issue is winterboard doesn’t quite work yet on the ios7. But just wanted to know if its just me.Right now it doesn’t do anything when I select the themes in Winterboard. It resprings and just shows the old wallpaper i had.

  • patmack

    I’ve located the package on ipod touch 5g and ipad mini, both are running 7.0.4 and told not currently certified to be compatible with device.
    Any advice?