How to Change Lock Screen Photo on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the lock screen photo on your iPhone is a great way to personalize your device and make it feel truly yours. Whether you want to use a favorite photo of your loved ones, a stunning landscape, or a motivational quote, this tutorial will guide you step by step on how to change the lock screen photo on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings App
To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app on your home screen. It is represented by a gear icon. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Find the Wallpaper Option
Scroll down the Settings menu until you find the “Wallpaper” option. It should be located below the “Display & Brightness” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Changing Lock Screen Photo Using Default Wallpapers:

Step 3: Choose a Wallpaper Category
In the Wallpaper menu, you will find various categories of wallpapers provided by Apple. These include Dynamic, Stills, and Live wallpapers. Tap on one of these categories based on your preference.

Step 4: Select a Wallpaper
Browse through the available wallpapers in the chosen category. Once you find one that you like, tap on it to open a preview.

  • Preview: This option allows you to see how the wallpaper will look on both your lock screen and home screen before applying it.
  • Set: Tapping this option will set the selected wallpaper as both your lock screen and home screen background.
  • Cancel: If you change your mind and do not wish to use this wallpaper, tap “Cancel” at any time.

Changing Lock Screen Photo Using Your Own Photos:

Step 3: Tap on the “Photos” Option
In the Wallpaper menu, you will find an option called “Photos.” Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Select a Photo Album
You will now see a list of your photo albums. Choose the album that contains the photo you want to set as your lock screen wallpaper.

Step 5: Choose a Photo
Browse through the photos in the selected album until you find the one you want to use. Tap on it to open a preview.

  • Preview: This option allows you to see how the photo will look on both your lock screen and home screen before applying it.
  • Set: Tapping this option will set the selected photo as both your lock screen and home screen background.
  • Cancel: If you change your mind and do not wish to use this photo, tap “Cancel” at any time.

Note:

If you want to use a specific part of a photo as your lock screen wallpaper, you can adjust it by pinching in or out on the preview screen. Move and scale the image until it appears exactly as desired, then tap “Set” to apply.

Changing your lock screen photo is an easy way to add a personal touch to your iPhone. Whether you choose from Apple’s default wallpapers or use one of your own photos, follow these simple steps outlined above, and enjoy seeing your chosen image every time you unlock your device!

I hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through changing the lock screen photo on your iPhone. Remember, personalization is key to making your device truly yours!

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