The task is not easy. How to put wallpaper on iPhone with iOS 16

On September 12, Apple released a new version of its operating system – iOS 16. In the very first hours after the update, users encountered difficulties installing the new firmware. This is a classic problem with server overload due to the influx of applicants. But the next surprise was waiting after her. For some unknown reason iPhone won’t download from the App Store not only updates, but also new programs. However, some users are not worried about this. Familiar from previous versions of iOS wallpaper setting interface on the smartphone has been significantly redesigned.

The ability to customize lock screens in iOS 16 is the main feature of the new system.

Now, to install a new wallpaper on the screen, there are several ways. However, some of them are not the most obvious. So that you do not have to deal with this issue, we have collected ways for you setting wallpaper for iphone since iOS 16.

How to set wallpaper on iPhone

You can change not only the wallpaper and add widgets, but even edit the font.

Now there are three different ways to set a new wallpaper on your iPhone screen:

  • Through settings.
  • By changing the lock screen.
  • Through the Photos app.

The simplest and fastest option is, of course, setting wallpaper from Photos app:

Blur is always added to custom wallpapers.

  • Open “Photos” and select the image you are interested in.
  • Click on the Share button in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • Scroll down a bit and click “Set as wallpaper”.
  • Add widgets of interest and apply color filters.
  • Click the “Finish” button.
  • In the menu that appears, select “Customize the Home Screen”.
  • Click on “Blur” to make the wallpaper home screen were no longer blurry.
  • Click the “Finish” button.
  • From the menu that appears, select the newly created lock screen with the wallpaper set.

As you can see, there are significantly more additional steps to set wallpaper on the screen your iPhone. Previously, when you clicked the “Set as wallpaper” button, the system only asked on which screen they should be set, and offered to adjust the perspective. Now there is a much larger number of different settings and customization options.

The next method is a little more complicated than the previous one. You have to use the new interface lock screen customization:

The system even offers wallpapers with your photos.

  • Unlock your iPhone but don’t go to the Home screen.
  • Hold your finger in any free part of the lockscreen.
  • In the lower right corner, click on the “+”.
  • Select the image you are interested in.
  • The Collections folder contains standard wallpapers that were previously in the system.
  • To add your photo, click on the “Photo” button in the upper left corner.
  • Add the widgets you are interested in.
  • Click the “Add” button in the upper right corner.
  • In the menu that appears, select “Customize the Home Screen”.
  • Make sure blur is off to keep the image sharp.
  • Click the “Finish” button.
  • From the menu that appears, select the newly created lock screen.

But you may not be used to setting the wallpaper in this way. It may be much more convenient to do this from the “Wallpaper” section in the settings. In such a situation, you must do the following:

Everyone will be able to choose for themselves the most convenient way to install wallpaper.

  • Open settings.
  • Go to the “Wallpaper” section.
  • Click the “Add New Wallpaper” button.
  • Select the image you are interested in from the menu that appears.
  • Please note that standard wallpapers are located in the “Collections” section.
  • If you want to set a previously downloaded image as wallpaper, then click the “Photo” button in the upper left corner.
  • Customize color filters and add widgets that interest you.
  • Click the “Add” button in the upper right corner.
  • In the menu that appears, select “Customize the Home Screen”.
  • Turn off blur to keep your desktop background clear.
  • Click the “Finish” button.

After that, the new wallpaper will be installed on both screens. Agree that the new ways to install wallpaper have become somewhat more complicated and longer than it was before. You will have to get used to them a little, but, fortunately, there is nothing complicated here.

How to make different wallpapers on iPhone

This is the only way to set up different wallpapers on the lockscreen and the Home screen.

However, some users use different lockscreen wallpapers on their iPhones and home screen. If earlier, when installing wallpaper, you could clearly choose where to install them, now the procedure has become somewhat more complicated:

  • Unlock your iPhone but don’t go to the Home screen.
  • Hold your finger on the lock screen and in the menu that appears, click the “Settings” button.
  • If you are satisfied with the lockscreen, then click the “Finish” button. If not, then click on the small icon in the lower left corner to select a different image.
  • Please note that the icon may not be available on standard wallpapers.
  • In the menu that appears, select “Customize the Home Screen”.
  • Click on the photo and select the previously uploaded image.

This menu can also be accessed from the settings. Simply by going to the “Wallpaper” section and setting the wallpaper on the screen you want. Keep in mind that default wallpapers in most cases cannot be used on the Home screen in combination with one of your own images on the lockscreen. It is not clear whether this was done on purpose or not, but the fact remains. For example, you cannot use astronomical wallpaper on the home screen and your photo on the lock screen. At the same time, on the contrary, it will be possible to place these wallpapers without any problems.


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