How to Set Wallpaper on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Setting a wallpaper on your iPhone can give your device a personal touch and make it feel more like your own. Whether you want to use a photo of your loved ones, a scenic landscape, or an abstract design, customizing your wallpaper is easy and fun. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting a wallpaper on your iPhone.

Step 1: Choose an Image

The first step is to choose the image you want to set as your wallpaper. You can use any photo or image that you have saved on your iPhone or download one from the internet. Make sure the image is in a format that is compatible with iOS, such as JPEG or PNG.

Step 2: Access Wallpaper Settings

To access the wallpaper settings on your iPhone, go to the Settings app and tap on Wallpaper. This will open the wallpaper settings menu where you can customize your device’s background.

Step 3: Choose Wallpaper Type

In the wallpaper settings menu, you will see two options: Choose a New Wallpaper and Choose a New Dynamic Wallpaper. The first option allows you to select an image from your Photos library, while the second option provides animated wallpapers that react to touch and movement. For this tutorial, we will focus on choosing a new static wallpaper.

Step 4: Select Image

Tapping on Choose a New Wallpaper will take you to the Photos library where you can select an image for your wallpaper. You can browse through different albums and folders or use the search bar to find specific images. Once you have found the desired image, tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: Adjust Image

After selecting the image, you will be presented with options to adjust it. You can swipe to move the image and pinch to zoom in or out. This allows you to position the image as desired and choose the part of the image that will be visible on your device’s screen.

Step 6: Set Wallpaper

Once you are satisfied with the positioning of the image, tap on Set. You will be given three options: Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both.

Choose the option that suits your preference. If you select Set Both, the image will be set as both your lock screen and home screen wallpaper.


  • Variety is key: Don’t be afraid to change your wallpaper from time to time. It can breathe new life into your device and make it feel fresh.
  • Beware of resolution: Make sure that the image you choose has a resolution suitable for your iPhone’s display. Images with low resolution may appear pixelated or blurry.
  • Experiment with perspective: Play around with different images and adjust their position to create interesting effects on your home screen or lock screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully set a wallpaper on your iPhone. Enjoy your personalized device!

Note: The steps mentioned in this tutorial may vary slightly depending on your iPhone model and iOS version.

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