Wall collectionsI broke some things on the backend, and as a result, I reworked the wallpaper collections to be handled better moving forward.
Updating to 25.8 should fix wallpaper collections. If upgrading doesn't fix it right away, tap here to force a refresh of the config file.
cya, icloud drivemigrate your glance dataGlance version 1.26 uses On My iPhone storage instead of iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive caused too many issues with syncing. Using 2 simple steps, you can migrate your Glance instead of starting over.
1Download version 1.26. No need to run it yet. You can still migrate even if you accidentally run it.
2Tap here to trigger the migration and Glance will move it for you.
Config update interval is now adjusted server-side through config.
Wallpaper archive repurposed in to a cache
Logic to check
Set Reminder label preview length.
Reminder glimpse now respects chosen Reminders List in settings.
What's new in 1.26
SUNRISE & SUNSETWeather/time wallpaper collections that incorporated sunrise/set wallpapers are now fixed.
CITY SPOOFING FIXI've fixed this in a previous version but I believe iCloud Sync caused me to upload an outdated version. It should now actually be fixed.
UV INDEX & AVERAGE TEMPWhen making changes during the last minor updates an entire Hourly forecast action went missing and broke some things. I hope I found them all. If you notice any issues with missing data, please report it to me in Discord.
HOMESCREEN CREATORChanges the HSC layout action to now pull from 'On My iPhone' now, since HSC now no longer uses iCloud Drive.
PRECIPITATION FIXESFix precipitation percentages on iOS 17 and newer moving forward.
Fixed precipitation's actual value for Glimpses and text.
FILE SYSTEMMoved the file system out of iCloud Drive/Shortcuts and in to On My iPhone/
Improves stability & provides per device support.
WEBMigrated config & lang files to AWS for more flexible updating.
getting startedHow to use Glance
Download the latest version of Glance above.
When the shortcut is added to your Shortcuts.app, run it to install, and automatically set a new wallpaper using default settings. First run/install may throw out an error, but should be fine after.
Glimpses (complications) for quick at a glance info
Alternate theme placement options
Dual wallpaper Blending styles
Change Glance Hub icon
Effects related to the current weather
Dozens of customization options
Unfortunately the state of iOS 16 for Shortcuts isn't exactly great and likes to throw up errors quite often.
For some reason on some versions of iOS, the very first run of Glance may throw out an error as files install but aren't ready to be called immediately. Running Glance a 2nd time should be free from the same error.
XPC error is an iOS 16.4/Shortcuts bug and not related to Glance directly. There's no workaround.
WeatherDaemon is an Apple server/API error not directly related to Glance. There's no workaround.
If you get an error along the lines of not being able to set wallpaper to current Lock Screen its likely because your current Lock Screen isn't a photo Wallpaper and is a live/interactive wallpaper.
Widgets position is not supported by TouchID devices.Adjust the position of Glance. Example: Planning on enjoying media for a while and you want nudge Glance up? Select the Media Mode with the choice to leave the mode active until a specific time or until you turn it off.
By default Glance themes (per position) may include a dim layer that helps text to be more legible against lighter wallpapers, or to attempt to counter iOS default wallpaper dimming technique.
iOS 16 Lock Screens no longer have this, but Glance/Shortcuts currently can't use iOS 16 Lock Screens for wallpapers. We're stuck with the Legacy Lock Screen that has the dim built in, even though we have a newer clock......Tim Apple, please!Note: Changing this may have better or worse visuals depending on your needs.
Uses 2 separate photo albums based off which appearance mode your device is currently using. Pulls a random wallpaper from a Light Mode photo album on your device, and a Dark Mode photo album on your device.
Grabs 2 random photos from an album and blends them together in to one.
This sets the same wallpaper as the Lock Screen to your Home Screen with different options HomeScreen Creator Glance supports HomeScreen Creator shortcut layouts. Just save or rename your HomeScreen Creator layout as 'Glance"
Will save a copy of the wallpaper to your Shortcuts/Glance/Wallpapers/ in Files.app. Will only save a copy if the file doesn't exist. • Won't save copies of images pulled from the Photos.app, unless you're using Blend wallpapers. Please be aware that using this feature will take up iPhone storage. It may be best to periodically clear out this folder as needed if storage is limited.
Due to the buggy nature of Shortcuts it sometimes fails to extract and create the filesystem needed to use Glance. Download the Glance.zip file and manually extract the .zip in to Shortcuts/ folder in iCloud Drive.
Use this if you're getting errors after installing Glance. Shortcuts sometimes doesn't extract the Glance files successfully and may need a 2nd attempt. Warning This will remove all settings, files, themes and other files related to Glance, then attempt to reinstall them. If you're still getting missing file errors after attempting this, try manually downloading and extracting the Glance.zip above.
Use this to fine tune the opacity in which the background fill for glimpses show. Against some walls it might be too strong, or too dark. Since iOS' blur component is dynamic based and what seems to be based on the contrast behind it, Glance can't dynamically match it.Does not • adjust the text/glyph opacity • adjust blur amount or opacityThis may be best used for specific setups with a wallpaper that doesn't change.