How to Set iPhone Wallpaper and Lock Screen

Customizing the iPhone with a new wallpaper or Lock Screen is a great way to personalize the iPhone.

This is a great way to make an iPhone stand out, and to avoid grabbing the wrong iPhone when hanging out with friends.

Changing the wallpaper on the iPhone can express individuality and artistic roots in a few simple steps.

Put a personal photo on the iPhone Lock Screen or search Google for “iPhone Wallpapers” or download apps in the Appstore such as Wallpapers HD that allow anyone to download cool looking wallpapers and save them for free.

How to change Wallpaper and Lock Screen

Every iPhone comes with a default Wallpaper and Lock screen image but if I like to make my phone feel more personalized.

Go to Settings.



Scroll down and Tap Wallpaper.

Tap on Current Wallpapers.


To change the Wallpaper, choose from Wallpapers built into the iPhone, From the Camera Roll which are photos taken with the iPhone, Or Photo Library and Albums that are synced to the iPhone.

Choose your photo

After choosing the Wallpaper location, Move and Scale the image so it fits on the iPhone screen best. This means making the image larger or smaller and moving it to fit the Lock Screen slider and Home Screen icons.

After picking an image choose Set and the next menu will appear.

Set Lock or Home

Next up, choose to set the image as Lock Screen, Home Screen or Both.

Not all images will look great for both the Lock Screen and the Home Screen because of the icons on the Home Screen obscure the image that is behind the icons.


Where do you get your wallpapers from? Leave us a comment down below for some of your favorite wallpaper hotspots.


  1. vlad says

    Apps are what is needed to make your smartphone smart and unique.Im fond of app creating and find it really helpful to use site like Snappii where i can build apps in minutes.

  2. PostalJim says

    are you serious? people really need this article to know how to set a wallpaper? if they don’t know how to set a wallpaper that they probably do not know how to get to your website! LOL!

  3. j g g says

    My IPhone 3 lock screen is really enlarged that I can’t put the unlocking code to open up the phone

  4. Angry dude says

    I thought this would explain how to make the passcode pics not obscured. But it only told be how to change my wallpaper, plus it’s from iOS6. Maybe update your posts. Thanks for nothing.

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