Sunsets are beautiful. The sun setting at the horizon lights the sky for one last time during that day and does so in vivid hues of orange, pink, purple, and blue. I also love sunsets because you don’t have to be an early bird to enjoy sunsets. So, how about you pick the best sunset wallpaper for your iPhone so that you can always admire its beauty?
If you’re like me who’s obsessed with sunsets, we’ve put together some of the best sunset wallpapers. Sunsets during long drives, beach vacations, or even from the windows of skyscrapers in the hustle and bustle of a busy city are all mesmerizing and we’ve got something for everyone.
1. Palm Trees Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
This beautiful image of the sunset has the sun hiding behind the branches of the Palm tree on the beach. The setting sun reflects all over the sea and the water has a golden shine to it. The color grading just looks amazing and it would look great as your wallpaper.
2. Crashing Waves
At some beaches, the crashing waves are very foamy. While there’s a scientific explanation for that, today, we’re just focusing on how pretty it looks. Especially in this picture, where the sun is not very bright yet has a golden halo around it and lights up the whole sky in an orangish hue. And, it also looks like it’s going under the sea. That is what happens every evening, right?
3. Pink Sunset
This wallpaper with blue water and pink sky looks like a perfect scene from a romantic fairy tale based in some tropical region. Now, I’m not sure if this is a real scenario or color grading, but how does that matter? It looks pretty and will make for an amazing beach wallpaper for your iPhone.
4. Birds Silhouette Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
If you love silhouettes, birds, and the beach, this is the best sunset wallpaper for your iPhone. It has silhouettes of Gulls, Terns, or some other sea birds flying as well as swimming, whilst the golden sun sets and reflects a trail of beauty on the water.
5. Canter’s Deli Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
Canter’s Deli based in Los Angeles, California, features several wallpapers. It has bright neon signs and tall palm trees around it. Just before the sun sets completely, during the twilight is when the surrounding area becomes very picturesque. If you want a sunset wallpaper without the sun but with other aesthetic elements, this is the perfect choice.
6. Bustling City Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
Very few of us are fortunate enough to live close to nature or frequent the beach or the mountains to enjoy sunsets. However, you can enjoy sunsets everywhere. Remember, the grass is greener where you water it. This wallpaper is the perfect reminder that even if you have had a long workday, you can still pause for a moment and soak in the beauty around you. Regardless of all the hustle and bustle of the city.
7. Manhattan Bridge Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
Since we’re already talking about city life, here’s another sunset in the city. Here, you can’t even spot the sun, which is true for most of us living in skyscrapers. Nonetheless, you can see the dusky sky and all the high-rise buildings barely visible slowly turning into silhouettes. No matter what everyone else is up to, nature does its job of adding beauty.
8. City Roads Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
The scattering light during the sunset colors the otherwise white clouds in this image. The sky is blue and the tall palm trees are set perfectly along the road. While there are cars on the road, they’re quite dark which creates the perfect contrast that most love in their wallpapers.
9. Rayleigh Scattering Sky Sunset Wallpaper for iPhone
Due to Rayleigh scattering the sky appears blue when the sun is closer (daytime) and as the sun gets farther away, the sky turns orange (sunrise and sunset). This image doesn’t obey the rules of nature and seems unnatural. However, it looks appealing. It might not be real, but who cares if it looks good as a wallpaper on your iPhone?
10. Wavy Clouds
Sunrises or sunsets on the roads are always extremely beautiful because you get to see the sun rise or set as you travel. Personally, sunsets while I’m on the road remind me of the beautiful and safe journey I’ve had and that it’s time to stop and rest to continue to ride tomorrow. It always reminds me that the journey is as important as the destination.
More Wallpapers for Your iPhone
I’m sure sunset wallpapers will look great on your iPhone. However, if you’re looking for a variety of different wallpapers, we have a lot more to offer. You can check out the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro wallpapers or even get the iOS 17 Wallpapers if your device doesn’t support iOS 17.
Apart from that, we even have the best Depth Effect wallpapers that will help you enjoy the feature. Lastly, if you have an iPhone with Dynamic Island, you should check out our list of the best Dynamic Island wallpapers that subtly hide the pill-shaped notch.