Managing iPhone and iPad Wallpaper Settings

| TMO Quick Tip

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 imagesUse 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 bothYou 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.

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Comments

ibuck

JG, Great tip for the Lock screen. Thanks !

nolatransplant

I used to always use the same image for both because it looked so seamless when you unlock the phone. Recently I got some inspiration and changed that. I’ve got one half of the ‘Portal’ figure on the lock screen and the other half on the home screen (on the other side of the screen).

Btw, I thought there was a way on the iPad to position a wallpaper one way in the horizontal orientation and another way in the vertical orientation. I seem to remember doing this a while back, but haven’t been able to successfully do it for some time.

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