How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone 13 | Customize iOS 16 Home Screen

Tired of the same old wallpaper on your iPhone 13? Customizing your wallpaper is an easy way to give your iPhone a fresh new look without buying any extra accessories.

In this simple guide, you’ll learn how to change the wallpaper on your iPhone 13 for both the lock screen and home screen. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions for setting a wallpaper using Apple’s collection, your own photos, and even Live Photos. Read on to make your iPhone 13 truly your own.

How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone 13

Choose an Exciting New Wallpaper from Apple’s Collection

Apple provides a wide selection of beautiful and artistic wallpapers you can use on your iPhone 13. Here’s how to browse the collections and set a new stunning background:

  1. Open the Settings app from your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Wallpaper”.
  3. Tap “Choose a New Wallpaper”.
  4. Swipe through the selections under “Apple Wallpapers” to preview the options. These include vibrant abstract designs, scenic landscapes, and more.
  5. Tap a wallpaper you like to set it. You’ll then have the option to set it as your home screen, lock screen or both.
Change wallpaper

With just a few taps, you can deck out your iPhone 13 with an eye-catching new wallpaper. The Apple Wallpaper collection makes it easy to give your phone a fresh look in seconds.

Display Your Own Photos as Your Wallpaper

Want to turn your own photos into your iPhone 13 background? Using your camera shots as a wallpaper is a great way to personalize. Here are the steps to make your photos pop on your home and lock screens:

  1. Open the Settings apps and tap “Wallpaper”.
  2. Tap “Choose a New Wallpaper”.
  3. Select “Photos”.
  4. Browse your photo albums and camera roll to pick an image.
  5. Pinch and zoom on the photo to set the crop you want.
  6. Tap “Set” and select if you want it as your home screen, lock screen or both.
Photo wallpaper

Now you can enjoy your favorite snapshots every time you use your iPhone 13. Setting your own photos as your wallpaper is an easy way to add your personal touch.

Make Your Wallpaper Come Alive with Live Photos

Live Photos aren’t just for your camera roll — you can also set them as your active background. Here’s how to make your iPhone 13 wallpaper move and come to life:

  1. Launch the Settings app and go to “Wallpaper”.
  2. Tap “Choose a New Wallpaper”.
  3. Select the “Live” icon
  4. Browse your existing Live Photos to choose one.
  5. Use pinch and zoom to set the crop.
  6. Tap “Set” and pick if you want it on your home screen, lock screen or both.
Live wallpaper

Now your walpaper will shift and move subtly as you use your iPhone 13, creating extra visual interest. It’s a cool way to make your background more dynamic.

Shuffle Through Multiple Photos for Each Wallpaper

With iOS 16, you can set your iPhone 13 wallpaper to shuffle between various photos. Here’s how to mix up your background:

  1. Wake your iPhone and unlock it. Press and hold on your lock screen.
  2. Tap the “+” icon in the wallpaper preview screen.
  3. Select “Photo Shuffle” at the top.
  4. Choose categories of photos or select individual shots.
  5. Tap “Shuffle Frequency” and pick how often you want it to change.
  6. Customize with widgets and font if desired.
  7. Tap “Done” then “Set as Wallpaper Pair”.
Photo shuffle

Now your wallpaper will automatically rotate between different photos at the interval you picked. It’s a fun way to keep your screen fresh.

Quickly Change Wallpapers Directly from the Lock Screen

Thanks to Face ID on the iPhone 13, you can rapidly change wallpapers without leaving your lock screen:

  1. Wake your iPhone 13 and ensure you can clearly see your eyes and facial features.
  2. On the lock screen, press and hold to open the wallpaper gallery.
  3. Swipe left/right to preview options or tap the “+” icon to add a new wallpaper.
  4. Select your desired wallpaper. Face ID will allow the change without unlocking your phone first.

With this technique, refreshing your iPhone 13’s look is faster than ever. Just hold and swipe for a brand new background in seconds.

Customize Your Lock Screen with Styles, Widgets and More

The iPhone 13 running iOS 16 gives you more options for customizing your lock screen wallpaper. Follow these steps to really make it your own:

  1. Open Settings > Wallpaper and tap “Customize” under your lock screen preview.
  2. Tap the clock, widgets or font to change those elements.
  3. Swipe to preview different color filters and styles to apply to your wallpaper photo.
  4. Adjust the crop and perspective as desired.
  5. Tap “Done” when you’re happy with your customized lock screen.
Customize wallpaper

Take advantage of all the personalization tools to make your iPhone 13 lock screen just the way you want it. Mix and match colors, filters, text options and widgets for a unique look.

Set Separate Home Screen and Lock Screen Wallpapers

With iOS 16, your iPhone 13 allows different wallpapers for your home screen and lock screen. Here’s how to mix and match:

  1. Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Customize under “Home Screen”.
  2. Select a new image or color to use for your home screen.
  3. Tap “Done” then preview both screens.
  4. Customize your lock screen separately if desired.
  5. Tap “Set” to save the different wallpapers.

Now you can enjoy two great wallpapers tailored exactly to your home and lock screens. It’s an easy way to make both screens on your iPhone 13 feel fresh and personalized.

Quickly Refresh Your Look with a New Wallpaper

Changing your iPhone 13 wallpaper is one of the simplest ways to give it an instant visual update. Whether you use Apple’s provided images, your own photos, Live Photos or multiple shuffles, you have endless options to make your device feel exciting and new again. With the customization in iOS 16, you also have more flexibility than ever to craft home and lock screens that are uniquely yours. So breathe new life into your iPhone 13 with a stylish wallpaper makeover in just minutes!

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