How to Fix Live Wallpaper Not Working in iOS 11 iPhone

Are you encountering live wallpaper not working in iOS 11 (iOS 11.3 included) on iPhone? If so, check the possible solutions in this post to fix iOS 11 live wallpaper not working on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 as well as iPhone 6.

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Sofia Albert updated on Sep 05, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Live wallpaper makes your iPhone more interesting and attractive. Many users prefer using live wallpaper instead of a still one to make their phones more special. However, some users are facing live wallpaper not working in iOS 11 after the update, and some are iOS 11.3 users. This article covers all the possible ways to fix live wallpaper not working in iOS 11 iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the former devices. Check the following content table to see what is included on this page:

How to fix live wallpaper not working in iOS 11 iPhone

1. Restart your iPhone

To solve some small problems, like wallpaper not working here, screen recording not working in iOS 11, or touch ID not working, iPhone restart is an easy but effective way to troubleshoot.

For iPhone 8/8 Plus/7/6

  • Press and hold the Side 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.

For iPhone X

  • Press and hold the Side button and either volume up/down button until the slider appears.
  • Swipe the slider to turn off your iPhone.
  • Press and hold the Side button again until the Apple logo appears on your phone screen.

2. Fix iOS System Issues After Updating to the New iOS Version

It is common that some problems like iPhone getting stuck on a loading screen, live wallpaper not working, and other issues may occur after you update your operating system. Here, I recommend EaseUS MobiXpert, a powerful iOS system repair tool that can fix various software glitches. It is easy to use and has multiple functions:

  • Apart from repairing system issues, it enables you to update your iPhone/iPad and downgrade your devices without jailbreak.
  • It allows you to enter and exit recovery mode in one click.
  • Even when you forget your iPhone passcode, it helps to factory reset your iDevices.
  • It can fix your iTunes when your iTunes cannot connect, sync, or other errors.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer, choose "System Repair" from the Home page.

MobiXpert hompage

Step 2.  Then, choose "iOS/iPadOS System Repair" from the new screen.

ios system repair

Step 3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and choose "Standard Repair." If you want a thorough repair, you can choose "Deep Repair."

select repair mode

Step 4. Confirm your device model and click "Next" to move on. Then, EaseUS MobiXpert will download a firmware for you, which will take a while. If you have installed a firmware before using this software, you can directly click "Verify" to continue.

verify firmware

Step 5. Then, click "Repair Now" to start the repair process. After the repair completes, you can check your device and restart it for use. 

erpair complete

3. Disable Low Power Mode

The Low Power Mode may cause the live wallpaper not to work in iOS 11. When you turn on the Low Power Mode, the iPhone will automatically disable many dynamic effects to save power. You can disable the Low Power Mode as the way below:

  • Go to Settings > Battery > Turn off Low Power Mode.
  • Back to your Home screen to check the live wallpaper.

4. Change to another live wallpaper

If you have used EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer live photos from Windows 10 to iPhone or import live pictures from Mac to iPhone, you can try to add another live wallpaper to your iPhone and change to another wallpaper in case the live wallpaper you are using is problematical.

5. Turn off the Reduce Motion Settings

If the live wallpaper is not working on the iOS 11 iPhone, one way you can check is the Reduce Motion, which can reduce the motion of the user interface, including the parallax effect of icons. You need to disable it by:

  • Going to Settings > General > Accessibility > finding Reduce Motion and turning it off.
  • After this, restart your iPhone and check if the live wallpaper works well now.

6. Turn on the 3D Touch

When 3D Touch is on, you can press on the display using different degrees of pressure to reveal content previews, including live wallpaper. Therefore, if the 3D Touch is not working or you have disabled it, the live wallpaper won't display correctly.

  • Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch.
  • Tap 3D Touch and swipe it on. You also can adjust the 3D Touch Sensitivity to a level you can use.

How to download live wallpaper to iPhone in iOS 11

Before you can set up a live wallpaper on your iPhone running iOS 11, you need to download and add the live wallpaper on your device first. Then, how do you transfer live wallpaper from a computer to an iOS 11 device? Try EaseUS MobiMover Free - the complete Free iOS data transfer software enables users to transfer files from PC to iPhone without iTunes, including photos, videos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, notes, and Safari bookmarks.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7 or later. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and select "PC to Phone" on the main interface. Then, choose "Select Files" to continue. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2. With MobiMover, you can choose to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone as well as many other data types. Then, click the "Open" button to load the files. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will show the files you've selected on the screen. If you've missed an item, you can click "Add Contents" to import more files. Next, click the "Transfer" button to start the transfer process. 

How to transfer photos from PC to iPhone - Step 3