How to Change the Lock Screen Background on an iPhone 7

Choosing your ringtone and setting your background are often among the first changes that many iPhone owners will make. The Home screen background is something that you see a lot when using your iPhone, so it’s nice to have it be something that you don’t mind looking at many times each day.

But you also have the ability to set an image for your Lock Screen background, which is the image that you see when your iPhone is locked, and is displaying the time and date. Our tutorial below will show you the steps required for you to set a new background for the lock screen. It can even be a picture that you have taken with your camera.


How to Set a New Background for the Lock Screen in iOS 10

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. You have the ability to set separate backgrounds for your Lock Screen and your Home Screen. The background can be either one of the default options available on every phone, or it can be a picture that you have saved to your Camera Roll.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the iphone settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Wallpaper option.

select the wallpaper menu



Step 3: Touch the Choose a New Wallpaper button.

choose new lock screen wallpaper



Step 4: Select the image that you want to use for your Lock Screen background, then tap the Set button at the bottom of the screen.

touch the set button

Step 5: Tap the Set Lock Screen button. Note that you can also choose to set it as your Home Screen, or as both.

how to change the lock screen picture on an iphone 7



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