Tip of the Day: How to Customize the Background on Your Home and Lock Screens

Are you one of those people who takes so many photos with your iPhone camera that you're starting to feel like your iPhone is really a camera with a phone, rather than a phone with a camera? Why not enjoy your favorite photos by setting them as the background images on your Home and Lock Screens? Or if you are one of those people who actually forgets that their phone even has a camera, why not play around with some of Apple's stock background images?

Go to Settings>Wallpapers & Brightness>Choose a New Wallpaper.

Tap on Dynamic or Stills to choose from one of Apple's stock backgrounds (keep in mind that Dynamic wallpapers use more battery power.)

Tap on an album under Photos to choose an image from your Photo app. Time and date covering the photo subject's eyes? No problem. Just pinch in or out and drag to move and scale the picture.

Once you have chosen your image tap Set and then set the image as the background image for your Lock Screen, Home Screen, or both.



Top image credit: antb / Shutterstock.com


Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.