How to Get the iOS7 “Parallax Effect” on any Android Smartphone

One of the much-touted feature on the new iOS update is the 3D “Parallax Effect,” whereby your homescreen’s background image moves when you tilt your device.  Sounds cool and innovative right?  Cool though it may sound, it’s not that innovative on Apple’s part as the feature has been available on Android devices (granted, it’s only via third-party apps) for more than two years and is as easy as changing a wallpaper if you have the right tools installed.  Here are some of those tools that offer the same functionality and much more if you are interested in mimicking what your Apple friends have got!

I.  3D Live Image Wallpaper

The app closest to getting the Parallax 3D effect on Android is the 3D Live Image Wallpaper (developed by Optotech), which has been available on the Play Store long before Apple unveiled it on the iOS7 platform.


  • R4

    It’s not the same thing. The main feature of the parallax effect is the movement of the icons. But unfortunately this is the closest you can get on android.