Clownfish Wallpaper Not Available On iPhone In iOS 16 Beta 3

Clownfish wallpaper on iPhone iOS 16

Clownfish wallpaper on iPhone iOS 16

Is the clownfish wallpaper not available on iPhone running iOS 16 Beta 3? This is one of the ongoing controversies among Apple fans! Apparently, the third iOS 16 Developer Beta has silently brought back the clownfish wallpaper that was used when Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone model.

However, the background never reached the public release version of the first iOS version and Apple has decided to tease its customers by including this trademark wallpaper in iOS 16 Developer Beta 3.

Clownfish Wallpaper Not Available On iPhone

You’ve installed iOS 16 Beta 3 but the clownfish wallpaper is not showing up on iPhone?
clownfish wallpaper not available
The situation is controversial. There are many users that report the missing clownfish wallpaper while others confirm it.

There doesn’t seem to be any pattern as we’ve seen reports of both iPhone 13 Pro Max users seeing it, while others don’t. The same goes for the iPhone 12 and other models compatible with iOS 16.

Source: You can check tens of reports on this Reddit thread.

How To Get Clownfish Wallpaper On iPhone

What’s even more strange is that many users that initially reported the clownfish wallpaper not available, have followed up and confirmed that the background has appeared in the Collections section, when they checked again a couple of hours later.

You could try the following tips to force the clownfish wallpaper to become available:

1. Relaunch Settings

how to add new wallpaper ios 16

  • Try to select it the old fashioned way in Settings. However, first open the App Switcher and swipe-up the Settings card to force quit the app.
  • Next, relaunch Settings and go for Wallpaper -> Add New Wallpaper.
  • Scroll to the Collections section and look for the Clownfish wallpaper.
  • Tip: Swipe-left on collections to browse the entire list.

2. Add New Lock Screen

Next, try to use the new iOS 16 Lock Screen feature:
add new wallpaper from lock screen

  • Long-press on Lock Screen to enter Edit mode.
  • Tap ‘+’ to Add New Wallpaper.
  • Scroll to Collections and search for the Clownfish wallpaper.

3. Reboot iPhone

You should also restart your device. A fresh boot could fix the Clownfish wallpaper missing glitch:
Click and quickly release Volume Up, Volume Down and press & hold Side Button until the screen goes black.

Use steps 1 or 2 to install the Clownfish wallpaper after device reboots.

4. Be Patient

Clownfish wallpaper still not available? In this case you have to wait it out. Many reports confirm that the trademark background randomly shows up after a couple of hours. Let us know if you’ve been able to get it!

5. Download It Now!

clownfish wallpaper on iPhone 13 Pro
If you don’t have patience you can download it yourself and install it on any iPhone, iPad or smartphone no matter if it’s running iOS or Android.

All that you have to do is to save the clownfish image available below in Photos and set it as wallpaper!
clownfish wallpaper for iphone

Have you managed to get the Clownfish wallpaper on iPhone? Did it start to show up randomly? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: You can download and install the iOS 16 wallpaper on any iPhone, iPad or smartphone / tablet. Here is how to.