How to Change Wallpaper and ScreenSaver on Your iPhone

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Your iPhone wallpaper has a lot of effect on how pretty the display looks. You can decide to set iPhone-provided photos or designs or your own custom photos as wallpaper. And sometimes, because one view can easily get old, you can also change your iPhone wallpaper in a twinkle.

The concept of wallpapers and screensavers is slightly different with iPhones. On an iPhone, you have home screen wallpapers and lock screen wallpapers. The home screen wallpaper is what every other device refers to as a wallpaper, while the lock screen wallpaper is referred to as a screensaver in mostly Android devices.

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In this post, we’ll be walking you through how to change your wallpaper on your iPhone. This will cover both home screen and lock screen wallpaper (screensaver). Read through.


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Change Wallpaper on Your iPhone

Follow the steps below to change the wallpaper on your iPhone:

  • Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  • Select Wallpaper.
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  • Select Choose a New Wallpaper.
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  • Choose either Dynamic or Stills or choose a photo from the image gallery that you like.
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  • Tap on Set.
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  • Chose to Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both.
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  • Lock Screen on this case refers to the screensaver while the Home Screen is the wallpaper.

iPhone Wallpaper Resolutions

Usually, the different iPhones have various resolutions that work well for them. So, to get the best wallpaper for your iPhone, you should know what resolution to consider. We have compiled a list of iPhones and their wallpaper resolutions below.

iPhone ModelWallpaper Resolution
iPhone 6750 x 1334
iPhone 6 Plus1080 x 1920
iPhone 6s750 x 1334
iPhone 6s Plus1080 x 1920
iPhone SE (2016)640 x 1136
iPhone 7750 x 1334
iPhone 7 Plus1080 x 1920
iPhone 8750 x 1334
iPhone 8 Plus1080 x 1920
iPhone X1125 x 2436
iPhone XS1125 x 2436
iPhone XS Max1242 x 2688
iPhone XR828 x 1792
iPhone 11828 x 1792
iPhone 11 Pro1125 x 2436
iPhone 11 Pro Max1242 x 2688
iPhone SE (2020)750 x 1334
iPhone 121170 x 2532
iPhone 12 mini1125 x 2436
iPhone 12 Pro1170 x 2532
iPhone 12 Pro Max1284 x 2778

This does not mean that an image outside these resolutions won’t work with the corresponding iPhone model. While it’ll work as wallpaper, it’ll not properly fit the home screen or lock screen.

Let us know in the comments section how easy it was for you to change the wallpaper on your iPhone.

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