Customizing your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to reflect your personality is an easy way to make your device clearly your own. You can even set different images for your Home and Lock screens, and it's easy to do. Read on to learn how.
Use the Brightness & Wallpaper settings to change your Home and Lock screen images
To change the images you use for your Home and Lock screens, do this:
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Brightness & Wallpaper.
- Tap Wallpaper.
- Select the image you want to use for your Lock Screen or Home Screen from the images that are available in your Camera Roll or from the built-in Wallpaper collection
- Once you choose an image you can resize it or move it to show just the part you want. When you're done, tap Set.
- Now choose Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both depending on where you want to see the image as your wallpaper.
You can set different images for your Home and Lock screens, or use the same for both
Setting the same image for both is fine, but I like to use different graphics. That lets me have a fun image for my Lock screen and a more simple image behind the icons on my Home screen.
You can also make a custom graphic for your Lock screen that includes contact information should your iOS device mysteriously disappear. That graphic would work great on your Lock screen, but wouldn't be easy to read on your Home screen with icons on top of it.