iPhone X – How to Change Your Lock Screen Wallpaper Image

With the iPhone X, you have a few different options for customizing your lock screen wallpaper image. Here are step-by-step instructions to change your iPhone X lock screen wallpaper:

Access the Lock Screen Wallpaper Settings

To start, access the wallpaper settings menu:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll down and tap on “Wallpaper”

Or you can access wallpaper settings directly from your lock screen:

  • Wake your iPhone X and swipe up to unlock
  • Long press on your lock screen for 2 seconds
  • This will open up the wallpaper gallery

Choose a New Wallpaper Source

There are a few different sources you can choose wallpapers from:

  • Photos – Choose from photos stored on your iPhone
  • Photo Shuffle – Set different photos to shuffle automatically
  • Collections – Select from Apple’s curated wallpaper collections
  • Live Photos – Make a live photo your wallpaper
  • Weather – Dynamic weather wallpaper based on your location

Tap on any source to browse and select a new image.

Customize and Set the Wallpaper

Once you’ve chosen a new wallpaper image, you can customize it:

  • Reposition or zoom in/out on the image
  • Apply different color filters
  • Adjust blur effects

When ready, tap “Set” then choose either:

  • Set Lock Screen – Sets just the lock screen wallpaper
  • Set Home & Lock Screen – Sets wallpaper for both home screen and lock screen

Your new wallpaper image will be applied!

Quickly Change Wallpapers from the Lock Screen

Instead of going through Settings each time, you can quickly change your iPhone X lock screen wallpaper right from the lock screen:

  • Wake your phone and swipe up to unlock
  • Long press on the lock screen for 2 seconds
  • This opens the wallpaper gallery again
  • Choose a new image and tap “Set Lock Screen”

Now your lock screen wallpaper is changed instantly.

Set a Photo Shuffle Wallpaper

The Photo Shuffle feature lets you set different photos to shuffle automatically on your lock screen periodically.

To set up a photo shuffle wallpaper:

  • Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper
  • Tap on Photo Shuffle
  • Select album(s) or people to shuffle between

Your iPhone X will now shuffle between those photos automatically!

You can customize the shuffle frequency in Wallpaper Settings.

Use Live Photos for Animated Wallpapers

If you want an animated lock screen wallpaper, use the Live Photos feature:

  • Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper
  • Tap on Live Photos
  • Browse your live photos and select one
  • Set it as your wallpaper

The live photo will now play its animated effect on your lock screen!

This gives your lock screen a fun, dynamic look.

Set a Custom Image or Photo

Don’t want to use your own photos? You can find custom wallpaper images online and set them manually:

  • Find a wallpaper image you like online
  • Save/download the image to your iPhone photo library
  • Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper > Photos
  • Select the downloaded custom image
  • Set it as your lock screen wallpaper

You now have a custom wallpaper sourced from the internet!

There are lots of great iPhone X wallpaper images to choose online.

So in summary, the iPhone X makes customizing your lock screen wallpaper very simple. Take advantage of the different sources available to find the perfect wallpaper image for your personal style! Change it up frequently to keep your phone feeling fresh.