Looking at the same wallpaper every day can get quite monotonous. If you’re feeling the same way, there’s a simple trick to spice things up. You can automatically change your iPhone’s Home Screen and Lock Screen wallpaper on a daily basis. Not only that, but you can also customize it to change wallpapers based on certain conditions, like plugging or unplugging the charger, or enabling Airplane Mode. Here’s how you can do it!
First, you’ll need to create a photo album with your favorite pictures and wallpapers. If you already have one, you can skip this step. To create an album, open the Photos app on your iPhone, go to the Albums section, tap the plus button, and create a new album with a suitable name. Then, select the photos you want to add to this album and tap Done. You can also add images to this album later by selecting them in the Photos app, tapping the share button, choosing Add to Album, and selecting the album name.
If you don’t have nice wallpapers on your iPhone, you can visit our wallpapers section and download some. Once your album is ready, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Next, you’ll need to add or build a shortcut that can set pictures from your photo album as your iPhone’s Home Screen and/or Lock Screen wallpaper. There are two options here: You can either build the shortcut yourself or use a pre-built shortcut that we have created for you. Let’s start with building the shortcut.
Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone and tap the plus button in the My Shortcuts section. Then, tap the Search for apps and actions box at the bottom and search for “Find Photos”. Tap on it to add it to your shortcut. Next, tap Add Filter and select the photo album you created earlier. You can also choose options like Recents, Selfies, or Portrait if you prefer. Then, tap None next to Sort by and select Random. Make sure to turn on the Limit toggle and set it to “Get 1 Photo”.
After that, search for “Set Wallpaper” in the Search for apps and actions box and add it to your shortcut. By default, it will change both your Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpapers, but you can uncheck either option if you prefer. Finally, make sure to turn off the Show Preview option so that the shortcut changes the wallpaper automatically without requiring any input from you. Give your shortcut a name, save it, and you’re done!
If building the shortcut seems too complex or time-consuming, you can simply use the pre-built shortcut we have created for you. To do this, tap this [iCloud link](https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/e88cf9ceebfc4e99a2dcc5c55ffe69d3) on your iPhone and tap Add Shortcut. Then, tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner of the shortcut tile, select Recents next to Album is, and choose the photo album you want to use. Finally, tap X to exit editing the shortcut.
Now that you have your shortcut ready, it’s time to set up your iPhone to automatically change the wallpaper every day. Open the Shortcuts app again and tap Automation. If you already have an automation, tap the plus button in the top-right corner. On the New Automation screen, choose the trigger that you want to use to change the wallpaper. You have various options like Time of Day, Alarm, Sleep, Arrive, Leave, and more. Select the option that suits your needs.
For example, if you choose Charger > Is Connected, your wallpaper will change every time you connect your iPhone to a charger. If you choose Airplane Mode > Is Turned On, the wallpaper will change when you enable Airplane Mode. Once you’ve selected the trigger, set the time or condition you want to use and make sure to select “Daily” under Repeat.
Then, tap Search for apps and actions, find “Run Shortcut” and add it to your automation. Choose the shortcut you created or added earlier, and then tap Next. Turn off the Ask Before Running option and tap Done to save your automation.
That’s it! You’ve successfully set up your iPhone to automatically change the wallpaper every day. Now, at the designated time or when the specified condition is met, your iPhone will randomly select a wallpaper from your chosen album and apply it. This means you’ll have a different wallpaper on your iPhone every day!
Now that you know how to automatically change your iPhone wallpaper every day, you can add some variety and freshness to your device. Enjoy the new look of your Home Screen and Lock Screen!
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