iOS 16 mainly focused on bringing changes to wallpapers on iPhone. However, there was a slight change in the procedure to set a wallpaper. Hence, this left many users confused, in figuring out how to do so. Therefore to clear it all up, here’s a guide to setting a different Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper on your iPhone running iOS 16 or later.

how to

In this article, we’ll tell you everything that you need to know about wallpaper updates, along with how to set a different Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper on iPhone. So let’s get started.

iOS 16: The Biggest Update to Wallpapers on iPhone

Apple has always done a great job of adding a beautiful set of wallpapers. Initially, we were disappointed to see that iOS 16 missed out on a good collection of wallpapers. However, there were so many added features to compensate for that, and we’re big fans of them.

Firstly, the depth effect wallpapers were something that we fell in love with. It was quite amazing how iOS 16 could add a depth effect between the elements of the clock and the wallpaper. Moreover, you could also change the color of the clock to match the wallpaper.

how to
how to

Another feature we like is the ability to set emoji wallpapers. You could select a wallpaper from a preset, or create a custom emoji wallpaper. You could pick any emoji and unleash your creativity on the same.

how to
how to

Further, we also love the added live weather and astronomy wallpapers, and it provides quite an immersive experience.

how to
how to

Overall, the wallpaper section on iPhone has seen a massive overhaul in iOS 16. To make the best use of it, you can set different wallpapers on the Home Screen and Lock Screen.

How to Add Different Wallpapers on iPhone Home Screen and Lock Screen

Here’s how you can set a different Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper on your iPhone. Let’s begin with choosing a wallpaper for your Lock Screen.

Step 1: Open the Settings app and select Wallpaper.

how to
how to

Step 2: Tap on ‘Add New Wallpaper’.

how to

Step 3: Choose a wallpaper from the collection. You get to choose from Emojis, Astronomy, Weather, etc.

Tip: If you want to select a custom wallpaper, select the Photos option in the ‘Add New Wallpaper Page’.

how to
how to

Step 4: Once you select a wallpaper, you get two options:

  • Set as Wallpaper Pair: You will have the selected wallpaper for both the Lock Screen and Home Screen.
  • Customize Home Screen: You will get to choose a different wallpaper for the Home Screen. This will allow you to change the Home Screen wallpaper without changing the Lock Screen wallpaper.

So, select the Customize Home Screen option.

how to
how to

Now, let us look into customizing and adding a different Home Screen wallpaper.

How to Customize and Set a Different Home Screen Wallpaper

Color: If you want to add a plain colored wallpaper for the Home Screen, you can select Color. You can also choose a color of your choice from the palette.

how to
how to

Gradient: If you want to select a color gradient as your Home Screen wallpaper, tap on Gradient. You get a bunch of color gradient options to choose from.

how to
how to

Photos: If you want to select a custom wallpaper, you can tap on Photos and choose a wallpaper. You can select images that you captured or wallpapers that you downloaded online.

how to
how to

Matching Lock Screen and Home Screen Wallpaper: If you want to keep the same wallpaper on your Home Screen too, you can tap on Pair. Additionally, you can blur the wallpaper on the Home Screen for better visibility of icons by tapping on Blur.

how to
how to

And that explains everything you need to know about using a different Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper on your iPhone running iOS 16. However, if you have any more questions regarding the same, you can take a look at our FAQ section below.

FAQs on Using Different Wallpapers for iPhone Homescreen and Lockscreen on iOS 16

1. Does the depth effect work on the iPhone Home Screen?

No, the depth effect only works on the Lock Screen if your iPhone is running iOS 16 or later.

2. Can you use widgets with depth effects on iPhone?

No, you cannot use widgets on a Lock Screen with the depth effect turned on.

3. Can you set live photos as wallpaper on iOS 16?

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to use a live photo as wallpaper, as it is not available on iOS 16.

4. Can you change the iPhone wallpaper from the Lock Screen?

Yes, you can change the wallpaper on your iPhone from the Lock Screen itself. You need to long-press the Lock Screen to find the customization options.

Change Home Screen Wallpaper Without Changing Lock Screen

That’s how you can set and use a different Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpaper on your iPhone. We hope this guide helped you with an easy way to do it. However, with further incremental updates, we hope Apple adds more exciting features to wallpapers!

TECH NEWS RELATED

Apple iPhone 15 Series prices tipped: Read on to find out more

Apple is working on its annual iPhone 15 Series for 2023. The iPhone 15 Series is expected to have 4 devices, like 2022- iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. It is also expected to get some updates in the design and camera ...

View more: Apple iPhone 15 Series prices tipped: Read on to find out more

The next iOS 16 update will fix two annoying iPhone 14 issues

Say goodbye to those pesky flashing lines

View more: The next iOS 16 update will fix two annoying iPhone 14 issues

How to Find WiFi Password on iPhone

If you do not know the password for your Home WiFi Network, you can find below three different methods to Find WiFi Password on iPhone. Find WiFi Password On iPhone If you are still using the same WiFi Password that was setup by your Internet service provider, you may have ...

View more: How to Find WiFi Password on iPhone

How to clear Discord cache on Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac

After being used for some time, any app accumulates many cache files. While they make the app faster, with time, it becomes outdated and can cause issues. The Discord app is no exception, and since it relies heavily on cached files, it’s a good idea to clear the cache occasionally. ...

View more: How to clear Discord cache on Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac

Netflix redesigned its iPhone app, and you can download it now

Netflix is constantly making subtle changes to the user interfaces of its apps, but it’s not often that we get a comprehensive refresh. The time has finally come, as Netflix rolled out a massive update for its iPhone app this week that completely revamps the UI. Design engineer Janum ...

View more: Netflix redesigned its iPhone app, and you can download it now

Apple has made it harder to use Apple TV 4K without an iPhone, and it's a step back

And all for the sake of terms and conditions…

View more: Apple has made it harder to use Apple TV 4K without an iPhone, and it's a step back

7 new Siri skills every iPhone user needs to learn

Siri is Apple’s voice assistant on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. It’s more than a decade old and it’s a feature many people use regularly for different tasks. Apple has upgraded the Siri functionality over the years, although the assistant isn’t quite on par with Google Assistant or Amazon ...

View more: 7 new Siri skills every iPhone user needs to learn

iPhone 16 Pro could be the first mid-level Apple phone with a periscope zoom lens

Want a periscope-enabled iPhone? Maybe wait until 2024

View more: iPhone 16 Pro could be the first mid-level Apple phone with a periscope zoom lens

iPhone 15 Pro periscope camera looks increasingly likely

Foxconn’s iPhone business chief replaced after COVID outbreak and protests

Netflix’s iPhone app just got much slicker, but still lacks crucial features

How to use iPhone's Do Not Disturb mode

Apple adding periscope lens to both iPhone 16 Pro models in 2024

How to Fix iMessage Not Activating on iPhone

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud, Mac & Windows PC

Crazy invention snoozes iPhone in the most ridiculous way possible

iPhone 14 Pro supply catches up with demand

Apple microLED displays rumored for iPhone, iPad, and Mac after Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Music Pausing or Disconnecting on iPhone: How to Fix?

Amazon Great Republic Day Sale 2023 Best discounts on phones – iPhone 13, OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, Redmi A1 and more

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News