How to Change Your iPhone Wallpaper in 30 Seconds

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Out with the old, let’s learn how to change your iPhone wallpaper.

If you are like me, when the seasons change so does everything from my wardrobe to patio decor. So of course, one of the seasonal changes is on that little device that I carry everywhere and spend most of my time on.

Learn How to Change Your iPhone Wallpaper

Here’s a simple guide that will teach you how to change your iPhone wallpaper. This is so simple, it should take less than 30 seconds once you know how to do it.

how to change your iphone wallpaper
how to change your iphone wallpaper

Changing your phone’s wallpaper can become a daily, weekly or seasonal update. It’s a great way to personalize your iPhone to match your aesthetic and style. Make sure to check out all of Digital Mom Blog’s phone wallpapers for free downloads to cute seasonal and trendy styles.

Step 1: Unlock Your iPhone

Before you start customizing your iPhone’s look, you’ll need to unlock it. If you’ve set up a passcode, simply enter it.

Alternatively, if you’re using Face ID or Touch ID, use your face or fingerprint to unlock the phone.

Step 2: Open Your Settings

The place where all the magic happens is in your iPhone’s settings.

change iphone wallpaper settings
change iphone wallpaper settings

To get to the iPhone settings, simply look for the “Settings” app on your home screen. It’s that little gear-shaped icon. Give it a friendly tap to open it up. Another way is to pull down the screen from the top and do a quick search for “Settings.”

Step 3: Scroll Down and Tap Wallpaper

In the Settings menu, you’ll find various options and preferences, but for now, let’s focus on giving your phone a fresh new look. Scroll down gently (no rush!) until you see the “Wallpaper” option.

It’s usually accompanied by a colorful background image. Go ahead and tap it.

Step 4: Choose a New Wallpaper

Now, it’s time to choose your wallpaper style!

changing your iphone wallpaper
changing your iphone wallpaper
  • Choose a New Wallpaper: This option lets you pick a static, non-moving image as your wallpaper. You can choose from your own photos, Apple’s pre-designed wallpapers, or download some from the internet to express your unique style.

Previously, Apple offered moving wallpapers and dynamic wallpaper options.

Previously Apple had live and dynamic iPhone wallpaper features that are no longer available. Here’s a quick explanation of why Apple removed live wallpapers.

Step 5: Select the Wallpaper

Once you’ve decided which wallpaper style suits your vibe today, go ahead and explore the available options. Tap on the one that speaks to you, captures your attention, or simply makes you smile.

Step 6: Adjust and Set

Now, it’s time to make your chosen wallpaper uniquely yours! If you want to tweak its position or size, you can do that by pinching or dragging it with your fingers. When you’re content with how it looks, hit the “Set” button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 7: Choose iPhone Wallpaper Settings

You’re almost there! You now get to decide where you want your new wallpaper to shine.

options for settings to change iphone wallpaper
options and settings when you change your iphone wallpaper

There are 3 options to change your iPhone wallpaper. You can change the screens on the following:

  • Set Lock Screen: This will make it your lock screen background, the first thing you see when you pick up your phone.
  • Set Home Screen: Choose this if you want it as your home screen background, the view behind your app icons.
  • Set Both: Feeling decisive? Why not both? This option lets you enjoy your new wallpaper on both the lock and home screens.

Step 8: Confirm

Once you’ve made your selection, give it a final check to make sure everything’s just as you like it. If you’re happy with your choices, tap the confirmation button, and voilà!

change iphone wallpaper options
change your iphone wallpaper options

Your new wallpaper is now beautifully adorning your iPhone’s screen.

We hope this quick tutorial equips you to now know how to change your iPhone wallpaper! Change it often, personalize your phone to make it your’s.

Make sure to check back as we continue to update our Phone Wallpaper Library! See our funny don’t touch my phone wallpaper.

How to Change Your iPhone Wallpaper is part of the Digital Mom Blog Phone Wallpaper series

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