How to Stop Automatic Wallpaper Resize and Zoom in iOS 13

When you tilt your iPhone up, down, or sideways does the wallpaper slightly move? If yes, this happens because, under settings, Perspective Zoom is enabled for the wallpaper. It is ON by default and causes a parallax effect for both the home screen and lock screen. But you have the option to disable and stop automatic wallpaper resize, zoom, or moving animation on your iOS 13 device. There are four ways to do it. Let us check them all.

How to Stop Automatic Wallpaper Resize, Zoom, and Movement in iOS 13

#1. Disable Perspective Zoom on iPhone or iPad

This is a permanent solution to disable the iPhone wallpaper from moving due to device tilt.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 devices.
  2. Scroll down and tap Wallpaper.
  3. Tap Choose a New Wallpaper.Open Settings Tap on Wallpaper and Then Tap Choose a New Wallpaper
  4. Tap Stills. Or, tap All Photos, Favorites, etc.
  5. Choose an image.Tap on Stills and Select Wallpaper on iPhone
  6. Tap on the tiny mobile-like icon from the bottom-middle.Turn Off Automotaic Wallpaper Resize and Zoom
  7. Tap Set and then choose to set for Lock Screen, Home Screen, or both.Tap on Set and Choose Preferred Option

From now on, when you tilt your iPhone or iPad, the wallpaper stays fixed. It does not move or unnecessarily zoom.

Note: In steps 4 and 5, if you choose a personal image for wallpaper, then after you turn off Perspective Zoom (step 6), you can use two-finger to pinch in and altogether remove any zoom or image resize from the wallpaper.

#2. Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone and iPad

When you enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone, Perspective Zoom is automatically disabled. It stays that way as long as your phone is in this power-conserving state. To enable low power mode, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery.Open Settings and Tap on Battery
  3. Turn on the toggle for Low Power Mode.Turn On Low Power Mode on iPhone

You may also see how to customize and add an icon to the iPhone Control Center to enable or disable Low Power Mode quickly.

#3. Turn ON Reduce Motion on iPhone and iPad

If you are prone to motion sickness and get uncomfortable with the fluid motion of user interface in iOS, like app opening, app switching, and wallpaper moving, then there is a way to cut down these effects altogether. As evident, this also stops the wallpaper animation on your iPhone or iPad. Here is how to turn on Reduce Motion.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS 13 device.
  2. Tap on Accessibility.
  3. Now, Tap on Motion.Open Settings Tap on Accessibility and Select Motion
  4. Switch ON the toggle for Reduce Motion.Enable Reduce Motion on iPhone

Now, head over to your iPhone’s home screen and move the device. You will see that the wallpaper stays fixed. It does not move or zoom in either direction.

#4. Use Wallpaper of Precise Resolution for iPhone or iPad

Another trick to stop wallpaper zooming, resizing, and stretching on the iPhone is to use images that match the resolution of the particular model. Here are screen display resolutions of all modern iPhones and iPads.

  • iPhone XS Max / iPhone 11 Pro Max: 2688 x 1242 pixel
  • iPhone X / iPhone XS / iPhone 11 Pro: 1125 x 2436 pixel
  • iPhone XR / iPhone 11: 1792 x 828 pixel
  • iPhone 8 Plus: 1080 x 1920 pixel
  • iPhone 8: 750 x 1334 pixel
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 1080 x 1920 pixel
  • iPhone 6s Plus: 1080 x 1920 pixel
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 1080 x 1920 pixel
  • iPhone 7: 750 x 1334 pixel
  • iPhone 6s: 750 x 1334 pixel
  • iPhone 6: 750 x 1334 pixel
  • iPhone SE: 640 x 1136 pixel
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation): 2048 x 2732 pixel
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 2224 x 1668 pixel
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch): 2048 x 2732 pixel
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch): 1536 x 2048 pixel
  • iPad Air 2: 1536 x 2048 pixel
  • iPad Mini 4: 1536 x 2048 pixel

That’s all, folks!

Before you go, it would be cool if you check out our list of best wallpaper apps for the iPhone. These apps are a storehouse of some of the finest and most beautiful images that will increase the screen beauty of your device.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


  1. Setting ‘reduce motion’ does absolutely nothing from stopping wallpapers from doing that. As soon as I try to set a picture, it just keeps zooming again.
    Reduce motion has effect on the apps. Not the wallpaper setting.
    I’m really annoyed. I can hardly ever set the wallpaper I want because it cuts off the pictures or text!

    I tried one of the apps (free one) and all that did was shrink the image and make it blurry. Sure I could finally use the picture….But it’s so low quality.
    Oh, and it also added huge coloured borders around the outside.

    Is there any solution?!

  2. NONE OF THIS WORKS! I have purchased Wallax and Wallpaper Fix for IOS7, and NONE OF IT WORKS! I’ve turned off and/or on every setting in any way related, and NONE OF IT WORKS! Apple: THIS IS STUPID. We sent humans to the moon 45 years ago – FIX THIS!!

  3. NOPE…. Completely incorrect. Turning the reduce motion option on ONLY stops the actual motion of the background when you angle the iPad/iPod etc. When you turn it, the background moves subtly. Turning on this option does NOT stop iOS7 from auto enlarging your pictures you try to set as backgrounds. That still happens. I do believe the person who wrote this article needs to educate themselves just a little more before submitting INCORRECT or misleading information to the public!! Apple needs to stop resizing out pictures. Or at least give us the OPTION to turn it off.

  4. Why do I need an app to resize my wallpaper on my ipad free or not what the heck Apple? Trust me my pictures don’t need any help Apple. I like them just the way they are Apple. :(

  5. Correction: Its Wallax app that has more features than just a normal wallpaper fixer for iOS 7. Not Wallpaper Fix app which just fixes wallpaper resize.

  6. Here is a much easier way:

    1) Open the picture you want in the camera roll
    2A) Press anywhere on the screen other than the top or bottom menu
    2B) The picture should now appear without the top and bottom menu (black)
    3) Take a screenshot (home screen + power button)
    4) Set the “new” picture of a picture as a wallpaper

  7. Thanks – I have a 4s and this was very helpful. Maybe note that you must go and reset the picture in order for the zoom to take effect just in case people don’t clue in


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