How to Change Theme on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of the same old look on your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to change the theme on your iPhone to give it a fresh and exciting new appearance.

Step 1: Open Settings
To start customizing your iPhone’s theme, open the “Settings” app. It is usually represented by a gear icon and can be found on your home screen.

Step 2: Choose Display & Brightness
In the settings menu, scroll down until you find “Display & Brightness” and tap on it. This option allows you to control various visual aspects of your iPhone.

Step 3: Select Dark or Light Mode
Under the “Appearance” section, you will see two options – “Light” and “Dark.” The default setting is usually set to “Light.” Tap on “Dark” if you prefer a darker theme or leave it as “Light” if you want to stick with the default appearance.

Note: Some older iPhone models may not have the Dark Mode option available. In such cases, skip this step and proceed with the next one.

Step 4: Choose a Wallpaper
In the same “Display & Brightness” menu, scroll further down until you find the “Wallpaper” section. Tap on it to access various wallpaper options for your iPhone.

Using Built-in Wallpapers:

If you want to use one of Apple’s pre-installed wallpapers, tap on the category that interests you (e.g., Dynamic, Stills) and choose an image from the available options. Once selected, tap “Set” and decide whether you want to apply it to your home screen or lock screen or both.

Using Your Own Photos:

If you prefer using one of your own photos as the wallpaper, tap on the “Photos” option. You can either select an existing photo from your library or choose to take a new picture. After selecting or taking a photo, adjust its position and zoom level if necessary, and then tap “Set” to apply it as your wallpaper.

Step 5: Customize App Icons
To further enhance your new theme, you can also customize your app icons. However, this requires using third-party apps available on the App Store. Search for “app icon changer” or similar keywords in the App Store and choose an app that suits your preferences.

Once you have downloaded an app icon changer, follow its instructions to change individual app icons to match your desired theme. These apps usually provide a wide range of icon options to choose from.

Step 6: Enjoy Your New Theme!
Congratulations! You have successfully changed the theme on your iPhone. Take a moment to appreciate the fresh look of your device and enjoy using it with a renewed sense of style.

  • Tips:
  • If you ever want to switch back to the default theme, simply follow these steps again and choose the default settings.
  • Experiment with different wallpapers and app icons until you find the perfect combination that reflects your personality.


Changing the theme on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to personalize and refresh its appearance. By following these steps, you can transform your device into a reflection of your unique style.

So go ahead, explore different themes, wallpapers, and app icons until you find the perfect combination that makes your iPhone truly yours!

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