Wallpaper Appears Dark In iOS 14? Here’s How To Fix It

After updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14 or iOS 14 you might have noticed that your lockscreen and home screen wallpapers have become strangely dark. The dark filter on the wallpaper is so profound that it feels like a different image altogether.

Turns out the wallpaper on the iOS 14 appears dark because of the new dark mode feature that has been introduced in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The operating system makes the wallpaper dark or dims it in order to make the background image easier on the eye for users who are using the dark mode. While the wallpaper returns to its original state as soon as you disable the iOS dark mode, this may not be a suitable fix for many.

Fix Dark Or Dimmed Wallpaper In iOS 14

Thankfully you have the option to disable wallpaper dimming, to do so simply follow the instructions given below.

  1. On your iOS 13 or later powered iPhone or iPad launch Settings app.
  2. Go to Wallpapers option and look for the ‘Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper’ toggle.
  3. Turn the toggle off.

That’s it. Once you have disabled the Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper option, iOS will no longer dim the wallpaper and you can enjoy it in its original state.

While some might find the darkened or dimmed wallpaper to be annoying, it is not a bad option to have especially if you use the scheduling function of the dark mode feature. Some wallpapers actually look better when the they have been dimmed with this feature, and not to mention become easy on the eye in darker environments. At the end it comes down to personal preference.

What do you think about iOS dimming iPhone’s wallpaper? Do you prefer to turn this option off or on? Let us know in the comments below.

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