Last Updated on Oct 27, 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 depending 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 turning in 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. Same way Screen saver broken in Monterey (Photo Folder/ Gallery Screensaver failure) that is not working with the Photos app as a slideshow for some iMac users. it might be a bug or not supported for macOS 12. it will be fixed in the next update.
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 a 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.
The first option is Appearance that’s the Dark mode or Light mode. Click on Light mode to turn off Dark mode.
Also Setup or Create a Dark mode Keyboard shortcut on Mac. That Quickly toggle or Switch Between these two modes.
Tip 2: Choose Dynamic Desktop Wallpaper Correctly
Make sure, Dynamic wallpaper is downloaded to your Mac, if not then click on the cloud icon to appear on Dynamic Wallpaper and Set to your Desktop. Follow the below steps for downloading Mac Dynamic Wallpaper and Enable on Desktop.
- Click on the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.
- Click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” option > under desktop Picture from the sidebar.
- Click on the Cloud icon showing on Wallpaper to Make it offline.
Select Dynamic Desktop wallpaper and see the changes on your Mac Desktop. That’s it.
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“
Unlock the Settings screen by clicking on the lock icon and Using “Mac System password” to unlock it.
Click to “Enable Location Services”.
Also, you can see the apps that running on Mac and Need location Services while in use or Run in the background for different purposes. Like Auto screening Dynamic Desktop and more.
Next, Check System Services’ 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“.
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.