“Live fish wallpapers” were always one of my favorites. Therefore, when I came to know that they no longer existed in iOS 11, I felt a bit disappointed. I’m sure many of you would be willing to get live fish wallpapers back on your iPhone running iOS 11, wouldn’t you?
Luckily, there is a way to use those eye-catching wallpapers! Though the process involves a bit of workaround, it’s worth having a shot at. Let me demonstrate how it’s done the right way!
How to Get Live Fish Wallpapers Back in iOS 11 on iPhone
We are going to use two third-party apps to download the wallpaper and convert it into a live photo. We have found Documents, the well-known file manager, and intoLive, a fine video-to-live photo converter very efficient in getting the task done. So, download both these apps before going ahead.
Download Live Fish Wallpaper on iPhone
First off, we are going to download and save the wallpaper to the Camera Roll.
Step #1. Check out all the below mentioned six live wallpapers (.m4v video files) and pick out your favorite ones and download them.
- Blue/Yellow Fish on Black Background
- Blue/White Fish on Black Background
- Blue/Red Fish on Black Background
- Orange Fish on White Background
- Light Blue Fish on White Background
- Blue/Orange Fish on White Background
Simply, tap on the link of the wallpaper you wish to use → touch and hold on the link to copy it.
Step #2. Now, open Documents app → tap on the web browser button at the bottom right. The link will be automatically copied, tap on it.
(Alternately, you can also manually paste the link in the address field.)
Step #3. You can change the name of the file (Make sure not to change the extension); Next, tap on Done to save the file.
Convert the Video into Live Photo
Step #1. Once you have successfully downloaded the video, tap on the Documents tab at the bottom left.
Step #2. Now, tap on Downloads folder.
Step #3. Tap on the three dots and select Share option in the menu.
Step #4. In the share sheet, choose copy to intoLive.
Step #5. Next up, you need to tap on the arrow at the top right corner.
Step #6. Choose if you wish to repeat the animation. (Note: Only the pro version of the app ($2.99) allows you to repeat the animation.) You have the option to repeat the animation 2/3 or 5 times. You can play it once, twice, or three times in a row.
Step #7. In the end, tap on “Save Live Photos” at the bottom to save the wallpaper to your photo library.
Set Live Fish Wallpaper on iPhone Running iOS 11
Up next, you can set it as wallpaper both from Settings app and Photos app. I’m going to get it done from the Photos app. To do so,
Step #1. Tap on the Albums tab in the Photos app → go to Live Photos folder.
Step #2. Tap on the wallpaper you have just saved → tap on the Share button and then select Use as Wallpaper.
Step #3. Now, ensure that Live Photo is selected and then tap on Set.
Step #4. Next, you can choose to set it as Lock screen, Home screen or both. I’m going to set it as Both.
You have successfully brought back the fish eye wallpaper. Now, you can touch and hold the wallpaper on the Lock screen to see its gorgeous animation.
Like setting attractive live wallpapers? We have rounded up the best of them. Explore them all and choose the ones that appeal you a lot.
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