Feb 3, 2017

You Can Now Set Where A Live Wallpaper Will be Applied on Android 7.1.2

Android 7.1.2 has started rolling out, but to the Beta testers. The new update comes with a new feature that allows you set where Live wallpaper will be applied.

Even when i think Google has dumped the use of Live wallpaper because of its battery drain issues a year ago, i'm surprised they didn't.  Though, this was the only feature that was spotted in the new Android 7.1.2 update.

Previously, setting a live wallpaper (not a static one) would simply apply it everywhere. Android 7.0 included the option to choose the location for static images, and 7.1.2 extends that to live wallpapers as well. This works on built-in wallpapers as well as those installed from the Play Store. So, you can have a live wallpaper on the home screen while leaving a static pic on the lock screen.

This update has been tested on Beta and on 7.1.1, and it's only showing up in the new build. We can't rule out that this is related to something else like Play Services, though. From the image above, you can see that you can apply a wallpaper either on Home Screen or on both Home and Lock Screen.

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  1. Interesting, kip the good news coming.

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  2. All I see is battery drain. Abi Google don get arrangements with NEPA?

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