Dynamic wallpapers, dynamic desktop, dynamic background, or even animated wallpapers are some of the best features that Apple introduced with the macOS Mojave. Depending on the time of day, these dynamic wallpapers alter their look. Windows 10 is an ideal operating system, but Apple does some stuff a little differently than Microsoft. So, in this guide, you are going to learn how to set or get macOS like dynamic wallpapers in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Furthermore, the macOS Mojave update has added Dynamic Wallpaper on macOS, and Apple has launched more live wallpapers for Catalina and the forthcoming Big Sur updates. I find myself drooling about the elegant and physically appealing backgrounds as a Windows customer. Sure, we have some of the best live backdrop Rainmeter skins, but to be honest, the dynamic wallpapers are just better and well-built. So, if you want a complex MacOS wallpaper on Windows 10, then you’re in the right place. Here, we’ll teach you how to load Mojave, Catalina, and Big Sur interactive wallpapers on Windows 10.
What are Dynamic Wallpapers?
First introduced with macOS Mojave in 2018, dynamic wallpapers automatically change to match the time of day in your location. To date, Apple has provided a fresh, dynamic wallpaper that matches the theme of each new macOS release. It has also introduced a few minimalistic designs that also adjust ever so slightly as the day marches into the night.
How to Install macOS Dynamic Wallpapers in Windows 10 & 11
For the purpose of this guide, we are going to install WinDynamicDesktop in order to set macOS like dynamic wallpapers or dynamic backgrounds in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
WinDynamicDesktop ports the Dynamic Desktop features from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It calculates the time of sunrise and sunset by your location and updates your wallpaper to your screen according to your daytime. Pick a subject and join the position the first time you run the app, it minimizes the device coverage and updates the background wallpaper. You can import or build your own individual themes and configure an application to automatically modify the theme color of Windows 10 or to refresh your position on a regular basis.
As with macOS, these dynamic wallpapers work and are simple to install. We have a quick and fast step-by-step guide here to tell you how to get these dynamic Mac OS wallpapers for Windows 10.
Step 1. Open Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and search for WinDynamicDesktop.
Step 2. Install the Dynamic Wallpapers app from the store and launch it.
Step 3. Select your preferred language and click OK.
Step 4. Your location on the app will be asked so that the time for sunrise and sunset can be decided. You can either use the auto location service or, if you like, enter the time of sunrise and sunset. Click OK and if you are prompted, click Yes.
Step 5. Next, you will be presented with many of the macOS dynamic wallpapers including macOS Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, etc. Select your choice of wallpaper. In our case, we will select macOS Monterey and click Apply. Although, you have to wait for the file to be downloaded. The file size is around 12 MB.
Step 6. After the download is complete, the macOS dynamic wallpaper will be applied to Windows 10/11 automatically. And the wallpaper will also change its theme based on your local time. Click Close.
Step 7. If you want to apply night mode for your wallpapers, then you will find the app under the system tray and select Night Mode.
The dynamic wallpaper app will minimize in the system tray. You can access it from there whenever you want to stop it or change the wallpaper.
Here are some screenshots from different time zone:
That’s it. This is how you can easily install and set macOS-like dynamic wallpapers in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Meanwhile, these dynamic wallpapers work without any issues and adapt to your local region quite well.