iPhone X – How to Change Wallpaper Images

The iPhone X allows you to easily customize the wallpaper images on both the home screen and lock screen. With just a few taps, you can set a new wallpaper, use your own photos, or enable a photo shuffle.

Setting a New Wallpaper

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap “Wallpaper”
  3. Tap “Choose a New Wallpaper”
  4. Select from the available categories:
  • Dynamic – animated wallpapers
  • Stills – Apple’s stock wallpaper images
  • Live – animated versions of your photos
  • All Photos – photos from your camera roll
  1. Tap on the desired image to preview it
  2. Tap “Set” and select whether you want it as your home screen, lock screen or both

The process is very similar if you want to change your wallpaper directly from the lock screen:

  1. Wake your phone so the lock screen is showing
  2. Long press on the lock screen until the wallpaper options appear
  3. Tap the “+” icon to select a new wallpaper
  4. Choose the desired image and set it as your wallpaper

Using Your Own Photos

You can use any photo from your camera roll as a custom wallpaper:

  1. Open the Photos app
  2. Locate the desired photo
  3. Tap the share icon (box with arrow pointing up)
  4. Scroll down and tap “Use as Wallpaper”
  5. Set as home screen, lock screen or both

When selecting a photo, you have the option to move and scale the image so it fits perfectly behind the icons and time/date.

Enabling Photo Shuffle

The photo shuffle option cycles through your photos automatically, changing your wallpaper periodically.

To set it up:

  1. Follow the steps above to choose a new wallpaper
  2. Select “Photo Shuffle” instead of a specific image
  3. Choose from categories like People, Animals or Places to select photos
  4. Or tap “All Photos” to use any images from your camera roll
  5. Set the frequency to change daily, hourly or based on when you wake your phone

Photo shuffle helps keep your wallpaper feeling fresh. It’s great for showing off your favorite photos without having to manually change it.

Customizing the Lock Screen

With iOS 16, Apple introduced new lock screen customization options. You can now:

  • Create multiple customized lock screens with different wallpaper images and widget layouts
  • Adjust the position, perspective and depth effect on lock screen photos
  • Change lock screen elements like the date, time and font

To access these options:

  1. Long press on the lock screen
  2. Tap “Customize”
  3. Select widgets, wallpaper image, photo effect and text settings
  4. Tap “Done” when finished

You can then easily swipe to switch between your customized lock screens.

Tips for Great Wallpaper Images

  • For the best results, use images with resolutions equal or greater than your iPhone X’s screen (1125 x 2436 pixels)
  • Photos taken with the iPhone camera app work very well
  • Images with bright colors and defined edges look best
  • Wallpapers with people or faces help create more personality and customization


With just a few taps, you can set a new wallpaper image, use your own photos, or enable photo shuffle on your iPhone X. Take advantage of the robust wallpaper options to showcase great photos and add more personal flair to your home screen and lock screen. iOS 16 takes it even further with extensive lock screen configuration – so you can create multiple customized wallpaper designs. Finding and changing iPhone wallpaper images is quick, easy and fun – so switch it up on a regular basis!