How to Change Your iPhone's Wallpaper
Matt Cone March 11, 2021 Tutorials iPhone
Changing your iPhone’s wallpaper is one of the best and easiest ways to customize it. You can use photos, images you find on the internet, or the free wallpaper images that Apple provides. The best part is that you can use different images for the home screen and the lock screen. We’ll show you how to do it!
Finding Images to Use as Wallpaper
Before you do anything else, you should find the images that you want to use as wallpaper. If you’d like to use images on the internet, see our tutorial about downloading an image to your iPhone. Using a photo is even easier. Just take a picture with your iPhone - you’ll be able to select it in the next section.
A word of warning: Finding the perfect wallpaper for your home screen can be a challenge, in my experience. If you pick an image that’s too busy or bright, you’ll have trouble seeing app icons. But if you pick an image that’s too dull or subtle, it’ll look boring. Try a variety of images to find the perfect match!
Changing Your iPhone’s Wallpaper
Ready to change your iPhone’s wallpaper? Here’s how to do it:
From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings.
Tap Choose a New Wallpaper.
Now you need to select the photo album that contains the image you want to use as your wallpaper. By default, every iPhone comes with a couple images that can be used as wallpaper - you can access those by selecting Dynamic or Stills. We’ll use Stills as an example.
Tap a photo. The screen shown below appears.
Tap Set. The window shown below appears.
To use the image as wallpaper for your lock screen, tap Set Lock Screen. To use the image as wallpaper for your home screen, tap Set Home Screen. To use the images as wallpaper for both your lock screen and your home screen, tap Set Both.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed your iPhone’s wallpaper.
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