Background is a beautiful, well designed and easy to use Unsplash client, in which you can browse and save high quality, curated photos. The collection is updated every day. Saved images can be used among other things as a wallpaper as they are under Creative Common Zero License which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
Save a picture by touching and holding it.
Background is free, but with an in-app purchase you can buy Background Premium, which turns off the unobtrusive ads and unlocks the search.
There are 4 basic screens (the order of which can be changed and screens can be hidden):
– search (requires Background Premium),
– newest, hand-picked photos,
– favourite photos (requires Background Premium),
See more photos by scrolling down or up. You can change the screen by swiping left or right.
This just might be the best wallpaper app out there, and not just because of the excellent selection of high resolution photos, but also because of the app itself. It’s beautiful, intuitive, fast, and just a joy to use.” by gtg465x – Nov 19, 2017
I love this app! The photos are so tasteful and stunning. And there's tons of them! I tried the search (they let you try for free) and it brought up lots of good stuff." by CalifDude – Dec 2, 2017
"Aesthetically pleasing design
You well never realize how UI is the heart and soul of any application until you actually find one that’s beautiful as this. Easy, friendly and lastly it sticks with the iPhone design guideline." by LittleOrange97 – Nov 7, 2017
It’s all about the small details with this intuitive photo app. From the sleek navigation powered by intelligent swiping gestures to the way motion translates over to how you view each photo (Love how a swipe up perfectly positions the next photo in the collection to fit the screen). This is the best way to view photos from Unsplash." by SileNceR` – Nov 4, 2017
– The biggest change in the app since the first version. Newest and Curated photos are now merged – all photos in Newest feed are curated and handpicked. Background delivers the very best photos from Unsplash.
– Clear search history
– Push notifications for better experience
– Russian translation
Ratings and Reviews
Asks for more privacy access than it needs
The app requires uses to give it access to read and see all of an user’s existing personal photos, instead of asking for permission for adding new photos only. An app with internet access and also with access to all existing photos can easily upload the user’s personal photos to its developers, without the user knowing anything about it. An app should not ask to be given more access than it really needs in order to function properly.
EDIT: reply to developer’s response -
If a person doesn’t allow read access to photos, it makes more sense to just save the wallpapers to the camera roll (and maybe notify the user about it), instead of not saving them at all, just because you can’t put them into a separate album. Saving the wallpapers to the phone is more important than putting them into a separate album, so the user should still be able to download the wallpapers even if there’s not in a separate album. At the same time feel free to display a notification message about this.
Developer Response ,
It's not possible to save a photo to concrete album (called Background) without asking for permission to read the photo library. Please submit the idea to Apple: https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
Unsplash for iPhone in all its glory
Unsplash was already my favorite location for high quality photography. This app provides that same stellar photography, in a new and interesting package. The experience is immersive and enjoyable, whether you wish to download a photo or not. Highly recommend.
Developer Response ,
Thank you! :)
i usually never take time out of my busy life to write a review but this app is most definitely worth the appraisal. the simple interface and crisp photo selection make your phone look spectacular without a doubt.
- Adam Rozynski
- 33 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Adam Różyński
- In-App Purchases
- Background Premium $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.