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.
2. Install the screen saver
Double click on the .dmg file to open the installation dialogue window.
Once open, double click on the installer file (top middle icon). Once the installation is complete, a message will pop up letting you know.
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.
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.
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.Image credits: Background & lead image device backgrounds by crevisio.com.