How to make a perfect parallax wallpaper for iOS - iPhone and iPad

It is true that almost everything picture, whether it's done with the application Camera iOS, whether downloaded from Facebook or the Internet, can be set as a background image (wallpaper) the iPhone or iPad.
There are also more demanding users, for whom not every image can be set as a background Lock Screen and / or Home Screen. This image must be at a quality resolution (dpi) and at an optimal size to be able to run the parallax effect.

What does the parallax effect in iOS mean?

The movement that the background image (the wallpaper) makes with the change of the vertical and / or horizontal position of displaySite of iPhone or iPad.

In order to obtain a wallpaper that we can set in "Perspective" / Parallax mode, it is necessary that it has a size larger than that of displayof the

For this reason, the sizes of background images for iPhone will have different sizes, depending on the size of the screen.

Parallax Wallpaper Sizes for iPhone and iPad

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iPhone 4S
Screen: 960 x 640
Wallpaper: 1196 x 740

iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, SE and iPod Touch 5th gen
Screen: 1136 x 640
Wallpaper: 1392 x 744

iPhone 6
Screen: 1334 x 750
Wallpaper: 1608 x 852

iPhone 6 Plus
Screen: 1920 x 1080
Wallpaper: 2662 x 2662


iPad 2nd gen & iPad mini
Screen: 1024 x 768
Wallpaper: 1262 x 1262

iPad 3rd & 4th gen; iPad Air; iPad mini (retina)
Screen: 2048 x 1536
Wallpaper: 2524 x 2524

Adobe Photoshop is the most recommended photo editor for making quality pictures to the size you need.

How to make a perfect parallax wallpaper for iOS - iPhone and iPad

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