Wallpapers give your mobile devices a way to display your own personality and Apple pays a lot of attention to screen technology to make it attractive and easy for anyone to learn.
Not only are Apple's built-in backgrounds that adorn both the lock screen and the home screen beautifully crafted, but you can also use different designs for each screen. The first image appears on the device lock screen and is displayed when you wake up the phone, while the second image appears behind the apps when you unlock the handset.
You can change your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch home screens as many times as you want using the Apple Design Library, place one of your own files from your camera roll or even create an original image which you can then synchronize with your camera roll. Apple's default backgrounds are updated with every iOS update. To choose a Live wallpaper or Live photo, you need an iPhone 6S or higher, although the iPhone XR and iPhone SE do not support the live feature. Follow the steps below to change your background with Apple's built-in selections.
- Go to Settings .
- Tap Wallpaper .
- Tap Choose a new background .
- Choose an image.
- Select your design from Dynamic Stills Live or your own photos.
- Set it as Lock Screen Home Screen or both.
- If you want to use two different photos, repeat the process.
That's it. Your new background is now set. This example is on an iPhone 6S with iOS 1
Three Apple Choices
You can set a different image for your home screen and lock screen, and Apple offers you a choice of three different types of built-in images: Dynamic, Stills, and Live. Dynamic images are animated backgrounds with a subtle movement. Photos are just regular photos. Live deals with Apple's Live Photos where a long press in the background plays a fast animation.
Use an app
There are numerous iOS apps that offer ready-made backgrounds for your enjoyment. The advantage of using an app is that the designs are made specifically for your phone and that you don't have to use the small selection of Apple or your own photos that may not be suitable. Many third-party apps contain special works by artists who are proud of their original designs. Here are a few of our favorite iPhone background apps with high-quality images.
Vellum Wallpapers decorates your Home and Lock screens with a huge selection of beautiful images made by artists and designers. The images appear in assembled, organized collections, complete with descriptions. The app also includes a blur program that lets you transform any image into a modified, blurry gradient. Look for a new wallpaper every day if you are the type that requires variety. It also gives you matching images for your Apple Watch. The app is free, but a premium version costs $ 2 to get rid of the ads.
Everpix has thousands of 4K, HD and Retina wallpapers, which you can browse immediately or per category or theme. You can preview what your chosen images will look like, complete with time stamps or app icons. The app adds new backgrounds to its collection every day. Although advertisements appear while browsing, you can remove them with a weekly, monthly, semi-annual or annual subscription for $ 2, $ 5, $ 20 or $ 30 respectively.
Papers.co, with its simple interface, displays all backgrounds from the main screen, but a handy sidebar lets you search from a huge selection of categories, themes & interests. You can try out what each selection looks like on your phone and save each selection to your Film Roll or share it with others, and you can mark items as favorites for later viewing. You will see some ads, but a $ 4 purchase removes them.
Use your own photos & # 39; s
You can be as casual or comprehensive as you want when creating new images for your iPhone background. Note that you can use any image in your camera roll and adjust the position of the image in any way you want by dragging, pinching, or zooming in without having to accurately calculate the layout in advance.
- Start the photo & # 39; s app.
- Tap the image that you want to use.
- Tap the button Share .
- Select Use as background .
- Position and zoom in on the image the way you want.
- An icon in the center of the screen gives you a choice of Still or Perspective that can slightly change the picture when you move your phone – or just stay still without movement . It is not as intuitive as in iOS 12 where the command is spelled explicitly. And if you enabled Reduced Motion in Accessibility or Low Power Mode you cannot use the feature at all.
- Alternately, you can simply select a photo from your film roll and place it directly on the screen Wallpaper> Select .
If you are artistically minded, you can try completely recreating your own original wallpapers with an image editing or drawing program such as Canva for a unique look. In that case you want to scale the illustration to the exact size of your phone's screen. If you want to take on the challenge, here is a graph with the dimensions you need to measure your image.
|iPhone Pixel resolution||iPad Pixel resolution||iPod Touch Pixel resolution|
|iPhone 11: 1,792 × 828||iPad 10.2: 2,160 × 1,620||iPod touch (5G / 6G / 7G): 1,136 × 640|
|iPhone 11 Pro: 2,436 × 1,125||iPad Pro 12.9 (1G / 2G): 2,732 × 2,048||iPod touch (4G): 960 × 640|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max : 2,688 × 1,242||iPad Pro 10.5 (2018) / iPad Air: 2,224 × 1,668||All other iPod touch: 480 × 320|
|iPhone XS Max: 2,688 × 1,242||iPad Pro 10.5, iPad ( 9.7 in), Air 2, Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, mini 2, mini 3: 2,048 × 1,536|
|iPhone XR: 1,792 × 828||iPad Pro (11 in): 2,388 × 1,668|
|iPhone X and XS: 2,436 × 1,125||Original iPad mini: 1,024 × 768|
|iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus / 7 Plus / 7 8 Plus: 1,920 × 1,080||Original iPad and iPad 2: 1,024 × 768  iPhone 6 / 6s / 7/8: 1,334 × 750|
| iPhone SE: 1,136 × 640  Oh, and in a bit of shameless self-promotion that we can't resist, take a look at our own digital trends wallpapers for the ultimate in iPhone screen tech cred.