macOS Ventura Dynamic Wallpaper Not Working In Light Mode?

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Dynamic Wallpaper not working macOS Ventura

Is the macOS Ventura Dynamic Wallpaper not working in Light mode? Dark mode background is stuck and displays instead of the Light mode version? Desktop picture doesn’t change throughout the day? It’s stuck in Dark or Light mode? You’re not alone!

Dynamic Wallpaper Not Working macOS Ventura

dynamic wallpaper stuck in dark mode
This issue has been reported by James:

“I’m using the default Ventura dynamic wallpaper and it’s stuck in Dark mode all day long! Anyone else?”

I could also notice the glitch on my own MacBook Air M1. macOS Ventura default wallpaper is stuck on Dark mode, although it’s set to be dynamic! Are you encountering the same bug? Share it in the comments!

How To Fix macOS Ventura Dynamic Wallpaper

A Mac restart won’t fix this issue.

The only way I can change the macOS 13 Dark Mode desktop picture is by editing the Wallpaper options and switching from Dynamic to Light:

  • 1. Open System Settings, from Dock or Spotlight Search.
  • 2. Click on Wallpaper, in the left sidebar.
  • 3. Click Dynamic next to, Ventura Graphic and select Light (Still).
  • Fact: The downside of this workaround is that you’ll now be stuck with the Light Mode macOS Ventura desktop picture until you change it again manually to Dark (Still).

Have you managed to fix Dynamic Wallpaper not working in macOS Ventura? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: For more macOS 13 issues and available workarounds please check our extended review over here.