Get the 20 New iOS 11 Wallpapers Now

Sep 9, 2017 - 5 Comments

iOS 11 wallpapers from GM

Apple typically includes a series of new wallpapers with each major new operating system release, and iOS 11 will apparently be no different. Though they are not included in the beta releases of iOS 11, a freshly discovered GM (Golden Master) build of iOS 11 was found on an Apple website and it includes a collection of 20 nice new wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.

The iOS 11 wallpapers include multiple abstract colors, a few shots of planet Earth and the moon, six flowers against colorful gradient backgrounds, and a sure to be popular series of seven retro Apple logo inspired wallpapers featuring the classic six colors from the old rainbow Apple logo.

The leaked iOS 11 GM build was located here on and was quickly downloaded and sorted through by a variety of tinkerers and the curious. 9to5mac then took the time to gather the various wallpapers from the build and bundle the images into two separate zip archives for iPhone and iPad which can be downloaded from the links below.

Click the links below to download the zip archive of wallpapers sized for iPad or iPhone, the zips are hosted by 9to5mac:

If you’re downloading the zip collections to a Mac or Windows PC you’ll be able to extract the zip files as usual, but iPhone and iPad users should keep in mind that the Files app in iOS 11 can preview contents of zip files and extract them one by one, whereas older versions of iOS will want to use a third party app to open zip archives on iPhone and iPad.

Three additional wallpapers apparently from iOS 11 GM are also referenced by 9to5mac separately, though they aren’t included in the bundled zip archives for whatever reason, click on any of the links below to launch the image into a new window:

By saving the above images to an iPhone or iPad device you can set those pictures as the wallpaper in iOS easily, or set the desktop background on a Mac too.

Here’s what one of the retro Apple logo color wallpapers looks like on a Mac:

Retro iOS 11 Apple wallpaper on a Mac

And one of the abstract color smudges on a Mac:

Mac with iOS 11 wallpaper

And here’s what the moon wallpaper looks like on an iPad:
iPad Moon wallpaper from iOS 11 on iPad

Nice, aren’t they?

Of course if you don’t want to bother with these iOS 11 GM wallpapers then installing the final version of iOS 11 when available will also include the images too.


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  1. Michael S says:

    Is there a LGBT element to these new images?

    • Hombre says:

      No, but I see a lot of people confusing this. The rainbow wallpapers with the rainbow are based on the old Apple logo. Apple used to have a rainbow logo, but they changed in the late 90s to the white/black logo. If you look at older Macs you will see the old rainbow logo. I am not sure why Apple changed it away from the rainbow.

  2. John Robinson says:

    I disagree about these images. They are freshman design school quality, and repetitive of past wallpapers. Apple has issued incredible new images in the past, this ain’t the year.

  3. I love the new wallpapers! Interesting designs

  4. Nice RGB wallpaper and cool. It’s so minimalist and elegant.

    I’m trying update iOS 11 on my iPhone 5S.

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