iOS 7 style screensaver for Mac

iOS 7 style screensaver for Mac

YOU know it, you love it. The clean, parallax enhanced iOS 7 phone lock screen. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take this UI style and apply it to your “locked” OSX Mac screensaver, be it on a 27″ wide screen iMac, or a smaller, portable Macbook?

I bet you know what I’m about to say next, right? YES! Now you can do just that, thanks to the hard work of Christian Heudens, based on some concepts conceived by designer Andrew Ambrosino.

To be truthful, I was a little sceptical. I figured installing such a sweet looking application like this was going to be complicated and probably not be impressive enough to warrant the trouble.

I WAS WRONG.

Christian’s iOS 7 style screensaver is FANTASTIC! It literally only took me a few minutes to make the decision to run around and change all my desktops at work and home!

Here’s what you need to do to get it all set up for yourself.

 1. Download the screensaver installer

Head on over to Christian’s download page where you can find the link to get your hands on the installer, and also some additional notes and tips for getting the best out of your locked desktop screen design.

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 2. Install the screen saver

Double click on the .dmg file to open the installation dialogue window.

Double click the install icon

Once open, double click on the installer file (top middle icon). Once the installation is complete, a message will pop up letting you know.

Double click the install file

Once this has happened, you can safely close all dialogues and windows.

 3. Tweak the screen saver settings

To access the options screen for the screen saver, start by accessing your System Preferences dialogue and clicking on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” icon.

Access system preferences

Click on the desktop and screen saver icon

Scrolling to the bottom of the list of installed screen savers, you’ll eventually find the newly installed iOS 7 version. Click it to access a preview of the current settings, and also to access the “Screen Saver Options…” button.

Find the installed screen saver.
Tweak the settings as desired.

From here you have the opportunity to change things like the appearance of the clock, colour of text, how your action text (eg. “Press key to unlock”) should read, and of course the wallpaper.

AND THAT’S IT! Dead simple.

 Wallpapers to get you started

I had a quick look around to find a selection of wallpapers that work well with the screen saver. This is what I came up with.

Each preview is linked to the site where you can download the wallpapers for yourself.

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

Wallpaper download

 Image credits: Background & lead image device backgrounds by crevisio.com.

1 Comment

  1. Gary says:

    I’m pretty excited to try this out on Tuesday morn! Thanks for the post!

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