iPhone 8/8 Plus/X Live Wallpaper Not Working in iOS 11? Fixed Here!

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Live wallpaper on the home screen or lock screen makes your new iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus or old iPhone in iOS 11 more attractive and more personalized. To set live wallpaper on iPhone is very easy by going to "Settings" on your iPhone, then choosing "Wallpaper" and finally setting a live wallpaper. However, in recent days, many users are reporting the iPhone live wallpaper not working from time to time. If you are also bothered with iPhone X live wallpaper not working or iPhone 8/8 Plus live wallpaper not working problems, read this guide to get four simple solutions.

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4 Top tips to fix iPhone X/8/8 Plus Live Wallpaper Not Working

Once you have found the iPhone live wallpaper not working, you can troubleshoot the problem from following four aspects.

1. Restart your iPhone

If your iPhone live wallpaper is still and won't work, you can first choose to restart your iPhone, which will close all the programs and processes running on the system. No matter which kind of unexpected issue occurs on your iPhone, including iPhone alarm not working in iOS 11 and iPhone notification & flashlight not working, the first method you can have a try is to restart your device.

  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.
  • Press and hold the sleep/wake button again until the Apple logo appears on your phone screen.

2. Disable Low Power Mode

The Lower Power Mode temporarily reduces power consumption until you can fully charge your iPhone. When this is on, mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads and some visual effects are reduced or turned off to improve battery life on iPhone, including live wallpaper. Therefore, if you have enabled Lower Power Mode, the iPhone live wallpaper won't work correctly.  

Go to "Settings" > "Battery" > Turn off "Low Power Mode".

3. Set back to a regular wallpaper

Setting the live wallpaper back to a regular one is one of the effective solutions can fix iPhone X/8/8 Plus live wallpaper not working problem.

  • Go to "Settings" > "Wallpaper" > "Choose a New Wallpaper" > "Stills" > choose one wallpaper and tap "Set" to lock or home wallpaper. Wait for a few seconds and then set the still wallpaper to live wallpaper again.
  • Go to "Settings" > "Wallpaper" > "Choose a New Wallpaper" > "Live" > select one live wallpaper and tap "Set" to home or lock screen.


4. Change to another live wallpaper

If the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X live wallpaper not working is caused by a broken live wallpaper, you can settle this issue by changing another live wallpaper.

Go to "Settings" > "Wallpaper" > "Choose a New Wallpaper" > "Live". Select a different live wallpaper (to make sure the live wallpaper is 100% alright, you can view the live wallpaper before you choose it or edit live photos directly and set them as the live wallpapers ) and tap Set to home or lock screen.

How to keep iPhone data safe when an accident happens

iPhone specific function or feature not working occurs now and then, like what we said before, the AirDrop not working, the Siri not working or the iPhone stuck on Apple logo that may cause data loss when appears accidentally. To avoid any data loss on your iPhone (iPhone 8/8 Plus/X included), we highly recommend you to back up your iPhone regularly. You can export all the critical files, such as contacts, messages, notes, photos, videos, books, and audios to the computer by using a FREE iPhone data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover Free, you can transfer whatever you want from iPhone/iPad to the computer with one-click. What's more, if you are unlucky to encounter an iPhones restoring, you can use MobiMover Free to sync the backed up files to your iPhone in one-click, like add ringtones to iPhone 8, import the previous photos to iPhone and more. Now, download MobiMover Free and try to back up your iPhone data without hesitation. 

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Phone to PC". To back up iPhone photos, contacts, and other types of files, click "Next" to begin.

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Step 2. You can back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these items all at one time or respectively export a specified data type. MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. Choose desired files and click "Transfer" to back up iPhone files to your PC right now

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Step 3. Wait patiently until the transfer process ends. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

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