iPhone Wallpaper – How to Change iPhone Background

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Want to change the wallpaper on iPhone? To change iPhone background is super easy. Here are step-by-step instructions (2 different methods) with screenshots on how to change your iPhone background.

First, find a new background wallpaper

You can use one of your photos or find a new one from here: Aesthetic Free Wallpapers for iPhone by SaturdayGift.

Option 1: Change iPhone Wallpaper – Use your Photos

Using your own photo as wallpaper is one of the most popular ways to customize your iPhone. Of course, you can use the default wallpapers. But where’s the fun in that!

You can upload any picture you like and set it as wallpaper on your device. It will be visible on all Home screens, including the Lock screen.

Option 2: Choose one of the iPhone backgrounds I’ve designed for you.

Check out these cute & aesthetic Wallpapers for iPhone. You can find links to different iPhone background categories there.

How to change your iPhone background new wallpaper - step 1

Then save the image on your device

When you’ve found the wallpaper you’d like to use, save it on your device.

On iPhone: Tap (and hold) the image above and save it to your phone (Add to Photos).

Tip: Create a new album and add all the wallpaper images there.

How to change the wallpaper on iPhone new wallpaper - step 2

On Computer: Right-click and “Save image as” on your desktop. Then f.ex email the picture to yourself and open it on your phone.

Method 1: How to set the iPhone background the easy way

Here is the first way you can change the wallpaper on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the photos app & choose an image.

When you’ve added a new wallpaper to your photos (or you know which one of your own photos you’d like to use), open that image on the photos app.

Tap the share button in the bottom left corner.

How to change your iPhone background Method 1 - Step 1

Step 2: Choose “Use as wallpaper.”

How to change the wallpaper on iPhone - Method 1 - Step 2

Step 3: Zoom and tap set on the preview screen

  • Tap the button at the bottom of the screen (in the middle) to turn the perspective zoom on.

The perspective zoom option slightly moves your wallpaper when you move or tilt your phone.

  • You can also pinch to zoom in and out and move the image.
  • When you’re happy with the result, tap Set
How to change the wallpaper on iPhone Method 1 - Step 3

Step 4: Set the photo for lock screen, home screen, or both.

You can use a different photo on the lock screen & your home screens. Or you can use the same one for both.

How to change your iPhone background Method 1 - Step 4

If you want to use the picture for the lock screen, tap Set Lock Screen.

If you’re going to use the photo only for the home screen, tap Set Home Screen.

If you want to use the same image for both, tap Set Both.

And you’re all set!

How to change the wallpaper on iPhone new wallpaper Method 1 - DONE

Method 2: How to set the iPhone background via settings

Here is the second way to change your iPhone wallpaper (via settings). 

This the default way to change wallpaper on iPhone, but I like the first method better. 

Step 1: Go to your iPhone’s settings and choose Wallpaper.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Scroll down – tap wallpaper
How to change the wallpaper on iPhone via settings Method 2 - Step 1

Step 2: Choose a New Wallpaper

  • Then tap Choose a New Wallpaper
  • Select one of your images.
How to change your iPhone background via settings Method 2 - Step 2

Tip: Here, you can also tun on the setting: Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper

Step 3: Choose a photo from your camera roll

  • Select one of your images.
  • If you saved a new wallpaper, go to “Recents.”
How to change the wallpaper on iPhone via settings Method 2 - Step 3

Alternatively, you can use one of the IOS wallpapers:

  • Dynamic: Dynamic wallpapers move a little when you move your phone.
  • Still: These backgrounds are static.
  • Live wallpaper: Live wallpapers are animated wallpapers. (Note: iPhone SE doesn’t support this feature).

Step 4: Zoom and tap set

  • Tap the button at the bottom of the screen (in the middle) to turn the perspective zoom on.
  • You can also pinch to zoom in and out and move the image.
  • When you’re happy with the result, tap Set
How to change the wallpaper on iPhone via settings - Method 2 - Step 4

Step 5: Set the photo for lock screen, home screen, or both.

You can use a different photo on the lock screen & your home screens. Or you can use the same one for both.

How to change your iPhone background via settings - Method 2 - Step 5

If you want to use the picture for the lock screen, tap Set Lock Screen.

If you’re going to use the photo only for the home screen, tap Set Home Screen.

If you want to use the same image for both, tap Set Both.

And you’re all set!

How to change the wallpaper on iPhone via settings - Method 2 - DONE

How to change the background on an Android phone:

I’m not familiar with setting wallpapers on Android phones, but these instructions on businessinsider.com look pretty good.

Cute iPhone wallpapers

If you want to change your phone’s background image, you can find many options here: Cute Aesthetic iPhone Wallpapers.

There are so many options so you could change for a new one every week if not every day.

Ideas for lock screen wallpaper

These quotes wallpapers work better on the iPhone lock screen than behind the apps on the home screens.

Quote Wallpaper for iPhone - Inspiring & Aesthetic Free Backgrounds Featured Image

These fun & cute Don’t Touch My Phone Wallpapers are perfect for your phone’s lock screen.

Don't Touch My Phone Wallpaper for iPhone - Cute & Fun Free Backgrounds Featured Image

Also, using one of the calendar backgrounds is a great lock screen wallpaper option. This way, you’ll always have a monthly calendar on your lock screen.

Choose the calendar wallpaper for:

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Ideas for home screen wallpapers

The best wallpapers for your home screen are the less busy ones. You can choose, for example, one of the cute Rose Gold Wallpapers, Coffee Wallpapers, or Aesthetic Pink Wallpapers.

Grab cute (&free!) wallpapers HERE.