How to Get Mojave Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper on Any macOS Versions

Though not in the true sense, there is a way to set up Mojave Dynamic Desktop wallpaper on older macOS versions. Jump right in to find out more about this trick!


I had been on the lookout to get macOS Mojave Dynamic wallpaper on the previous versions of the macOS for quite some time. And guess what? I’ve finally succeeded in bringing it on the unsupported macOS version.

So, how does the trick work? Well, you have to download a collection of Dynamic wallpapers and set them to change automatically after a specified interval. It’s that straightforward! Of course, you can’t have the same experience, and the wallpaper won’t change dynamically based on the time of the day. However, it can definitely offer a pretty close experience. Ready to give it a shot? Let me walk you through the steps!

How to Use Mojave Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper on any Mac OS

Step #1. First things first, download the collection of 16 unique wallpapers (JPEG).

Step #2. Launch System Preferences on your Mac. (or click on Apple menu at the top right corner and select System Preferences.)

Select System Preferences on Mac

Step #3. Now, click on Desktop & Screen Saver.

Click on Desktop & Screen Saver in Mac System Preferences

Step #4. Next, ensure that Desktop tab is selected if it’s not already.

Ensure that Desktop tab is selected in Mac Desktop & Screen Saver

Step #5. Next up, drag and drop the collection of the Dynamic wallpapers in the Desktop section. Alternately, you can click on “+” button.

Click on Plus Button in Mac Desktop & Screen Saver

Then select the folder of the images.

Select Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper Folder in Mac Desktop & Screen Saver

Step #6. Once you have imported the images, check the box for Change Picture and then click on the drop-down menu that is next to it.

Check Box for Change Picture and Click on Drop down menu in Mac Desktop & Screen Saver

Step #7. Finally, set the time after which you want the wallpaper to change automatically.

Set the Time to Change Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper Automatically on Mac

Tip: For better effect, select one hour as it can offer a bit same impact as the original Dynamic wallpaper. To check out whether it works or not, I would suggest you choose 1 minute. And when you find it working, go with the one hour option.

That’s pretty much it!

Now, the wallpaper will change after the predefined time, thereby keeping the desktop look lively.

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