Home Screen Wallpaper not available in iOS 4


Q: I just downloaded iOS 4.0.2 onto my iPod touch and was wondering why I can’t add wallpaper to my home screen. Please help!

– Jennifer

A: It sounds like you’re using a second-generation iPod touch. Certain features in iOS 4, including multitasking and home screen wallpapers are only supported on the third-generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The third-generation iPod touch models are the 32GB and 64GB units released in the fall of 2009. Note that the 8GB iPod touch still being sold by Apple is actually a second-generation model; Apple has simply chosen to continue selling the lower-capacity 2008 iPod touch model.

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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.