How are images displayed on the screen

Change the wallpaper on your iPhone

Do you want to change the wallpaper on your iPhone? You can choose an image from Apple or one of your own photos. Here's how to do it.

Open "Settings" on the iPhone

Go to Settings, tap Background, then tap Choose New Background.

You can also turn on "Dark Appearance" to have your iPhone darken the background image depending on the ambient light.

Choose an image

Choose an image from the categories "Dynamic", "Single Image" and "Live" or one of your own photos. The background images available by default change with every iOS update.

You need an iPhone 6s or later to be able to select a live wallpaper or a live photo.

The iPhone XR and iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation) do not support live wallpapers.

Move the image and select a display option

Drag the picture to move it. Alternatively, drag your fingers open or close to fit the picture to the screen.

Some images may not move or resize.

With Perspective on, the background image moves when you tilt the screen. Tap the Perspective button to turn it off. The Perspective viewing option is not available when the Reduce Motion option or Power Save mode is turned on. If your background image is a Live Photo, you can activate either the Live Photo effect or "Perspective", but not both at the same time.

When you're done adjusting the picture, tap Save. If you'd like to start over instead, tap Cancel.

Select the background image and the desired display location

You can set the wallpaper for your home screen, your lock screen, or both. The home screen is displayed when your iPhone is unlocked. The lock screen appears when you wake iPhone from sleep.

To see your new wallpaper, lock your iPhone or check the home screen.

Put your finger on the lock screen to see your new live wallpaper in action.

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