How to Set a Live Photo as Your Lock Screen on iPhone

How to Set a Live Photo as Your Lock Screen

Starting with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhones come with a selection of Live Photo Wallpaper images to bring color and animation to your Lock screen. You can use Live Photos as your Home screen Wallpaper too. However, if Apple's selection of Live Photo Wallpapers aren't what you want in a Lock screen or Home screen background, you can always use your own Live Photo instead.

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To set a Live Photo as a Lock screen or Home screen image:

1. Open Settings and select Wallpaper.

2. Tap Choose a New Wallpaper

3. To use one of Apple's Live Photo wallpapers Select the Live category and then choose the Live Photo you’d like for your Home screen or Lock screen. 

4. To use on of your own Live Photos, tap on the Live Photos album below Apple's Wallpaper options and tap the Live Photo you’d like to use. 

5. Tap Set and choose Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both from the menu that pops up.

6. Firmly press your Lock screen or Home screen whenever you want to bring the image to life.

 

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