Why is My Dynamic Wallpaper not moving mac? Here’s Troubleshooting

Last Updated on Jun 21, 2021

Several macOS Monterey users reported after the update mac dynamic desktop is not working. in this post, I will share with you the fixed dynamic wallpaper not moving on Mac? Time Shifting Dynamic Desktop wallpaper keeps updating your desktop brightness and wallpaper depends on your local time. Morning time you can see Mohave desert with full light, Sunlight, Nightlight, and continue every day. I think it’s interesting & Follow the correct way to turn on dynamic Desktop on MacOS. Follow my troubleshooting guide for issues on a dynamic desktop that is not working AND not updating wallpaper brightness in light or dark mode between days to night time.

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Dynamic Desktop changes its behavior depends on Your Local Date and Time, When you turn on Dynamic Desktop, your System will detect the Date and Time of your location from the location service. Some users have an issue after turn the on-location service, they are unable to change or use Time Shifting Wallpaper on Dynamic Desktop.

Tricks that Works behind issues of Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper on MacOS Monterey, Big Sur, and Earlier.

Fixes: Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper on Mac Not Working or isn’t Update

Tip 1: Dark Mode Doesn’t Override Dynamic Display Desktop Mode

→ Dynamic Desktop Works only in light mode. It doesn’t respond and Supports Dark Mode Enabled on Mac. First Disable Dark mode and Wait for few seconds you can see Wallpaper in another intensity and look.

Go to the “Apple Logo” > “System Preferences”.(Or Open Spotlight Search then Try System Preferences) > General.

Turn on light mode for use Dynamic Desktop on Mac
Turn on light mode for use Dynamic Desktop on Mac

First Options is Appearance that’s the Dark mode or Light mode. Click on Light mode to turn off Dark mode.

Also Setup or Create Dark mode Keyboard shortcut on Mac. That Quickly toggle or Switch Between this two modes.

Tip 2: Choose Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper Correctly

Make sure, Dynamic wallpaper downloaded to your Mac, if not then click on cloud icon appear on Dynamic Wallpaper and Set to your Desktop. Follow the below steps for Download Mac Dynamic Wallpaper and Enable on Desktop.

  1. Click on the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.
  2. Click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” option > under desktop Picture from the sidebar.
  3. Click on the Cloud icon showing on Wallpaper to Make it offline. apply-dynamic-desktop-wallpaper-on-mac

Select Dynamic Desktop wallpaper and see the changes on your Mac Desktop. That’s it.dynamic-desktop-wallpaper-applied-on-mac-desktop

Force Close system Preferences and Select Dynamic Wallpaper for Desktop.

  • Open Control center on Mac > From top menu “System Preferences” > Quit System Preferences or “Command + Q” to force close.

Follow the steps above for Turn on Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper on Mac.

Tip 3: Check Location Based Suggestion and System Customisation

Turn on Location Service: Go to “Apple Menu” > “System Preferences” > “Security & Privacy

5 Security and Privacy on MacOS Mojave
Security and Privacy on MacOS Mojave

Location Service“.

2 turn on location service on Mac in MacOSM Mojave
Turn on location service on Mac in MacOSM Mojave

Unlock Settings screen by click on lock icon and Use “Mac System password” to unlock it.

Click to “Enable Location Services”.

3 Enable Location Based Service on Mac
Enable Location Based Service on Mac

Also you can see the apps that running on Mac and Need location Service while in use or Run in background for different Purpose. Like Auto screening Dynamic Desktop and more.

Next, Check System Services’s Details:- Turn on “Location Based Suggestions” and
Time Zone & System Customisation

Tip 4: Wait for Software Update install

Check for update your Mac, Go to the “Apple Menu” > “About This Mac” > “Software Update” > “Update Now“.

5 Software Update on Mac
5 Software Update on Mac

Pro Tips: Unsupported MacOS Version to Dynamic Desktop users can set Wallpaper on the desktop that changes automatically in 30 Minutes intervals. Download Bunch of Monterey Wallpaper, Set all Wallpaper as a Desktop Background in 30 minutes intervals. Find your Tips here.

Hope you understand your problems and fix Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper not working on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air without Touch Bar or With Touch Bar, iMac, MacMini.

Tip 5: Clean Restore also help

Remove all internal Errors and Install Fresh, Latest MacOS Version using Clean Restore on Mac. This process removes all the data and settings from the root. Formatted data isn’t recoverable.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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