How to Change Your iPhone X Wallpaper

How to Change Your iPhone X Wallpaper

Jazz up your iPhone X’s screen with built-in wallpaper, your own photos, or images from apps and websites. Some can even hide the notch.
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How to Change Your iPhone X Wallpaper

Are you looking for the right wallpaper for your iPhone X? You can always tap into the phone’s built-in wallpaper, choosing from among Dynamic, Still, and Live images. Or use your photos and other images.

Do you want to hide the notch on your home and lock and screens? Turn to an app called Notch Remover, which automatically crops any image of your choice to obscure the notch. Or check out special X-ray wallpapers from iFixit, which show you the insides of an iPhone.

Let’s look at your different options for iPhone X wallpaper.

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  • 1Access Wallpaper

    As with all other iPhones, you can set wallpaper for your lock or home screens. Tap on Settings > Wallpaper, where you’ll see your existing wallpaper. Tap on Choose a New Wallpaper to change either one or both.
  • 2Dynamic, Still, or Live

    If you want to use one of the built-in wallpaper images, you can choose among Dynamic, Still, or Live. The dynamic wallpaper images display different colored circles that float around the screen. Still wallpaper images are static. Live wallpaper images are best seen on the Lock Screen and will animate if you press hard on the screen, as if you’re using 3D Touch.
  • 3Still or Perspective Format

    Tap the wallpaper of your choice. If you select a still image or a Live image you do not want to animate, choose the Still or Perspective format. With the Still format, the image stays static. With the Perspective format, the image moves slightly as you tilt your iPhone. If you’re happy with the look, tap on Set at the Wallpaper Preview screen. Then choose whether you want to use the wallpaper on your lock screen, home screen, or both.
  • 4Use Your Own Image

    Want to give your wallpaper a more personal touch? Use one of your own images from your Photos library.

    At the screen to choose your wallpaper, tap on one of the thumbnails for your photos, such as Camera Roll, Favorites, or Screenshots. Swipe through your photos and tap on the one you wish to use for your wallpaper. Choose Still or Perspective. You can then move and scale the image to place it the way you want. Tap on Set and choose to use it for your lock screen, home screen, or both.

  • 5Quick Add

    Here’s a quicker way to set a photo as your wallpaper. Open the Photos app and select a photo. Tap on the iOS Share icon and select the option to “Use as Wallpaper.” You can now choose Still or Perspective, tap Set, and then elect to use the image for your lock screen, home screen, or both.
  • 6Banish the Notch

    How about that notch on the iPhone X? Some people don’t mind it; others do. Either way, you can’t hide it or obscure it in an app but you can camouflage it on the home or lock screen, courtesy of the right wallpaper.

    You may be able to find built-in wallpaper or images of your own that can conceal it, or you can download the 99-cent Notch Remover app to modify any image you choose so you don’t see the notch. Open the app and tap on the first button at the bottom to access your Photos library. Select the image you want to use. Move the slider at the bottom to adjust the corners between rounded and straight. Tap the second button to save your image to your photo library. Exit the app and return to the Wallpaper screen under Settings or to your Photos app to select the cropped image as your new wallpaper.

  • 7Custom Wallpaper

    You can download wallpaper images through such iOS apps as X Wallpaper – 4K for You, Everpix – Cool HD Wallpapers, and Dynamic wallpapers & themes, and from such websites as Designcode.io and Wallpapershome.com. But there are a couple of cool images that can make you feel like Superman with X-ray vision. Created by the crew at iFixit, these images reveal the inside of an iPhone X. To grab images such as the ones at iFixit, tap on the image on the website, tap on the iOS Share icon, and select the option to Save Image. Open your Photos app and swipe to the image you just saved. Tap on the Share icon and select the option to Use as wallpaper. Check your Lock Screen or Home Screen, and your new wallpaper is on display.