With the latest iOS 16 update, Apple has made it easier than ever to change the wallpaper on your iPhone’s Lock Screen. Now, with just a tap of the screen, you can make your wallpaper shuffle between a pre-selected set of photos. This feature adds a fun and dynamic touch to your iPhone experience.
To set up a Lock Screen photo shuffle based on preselected categories, follow these steps:
1. Wake your iPhone and use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock it. Then, press and hold on the Lock Screen until the wallpaper gallery appears.
2. Tap the circular blue “+” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
3. From the “Add New Wallpaper” menu, tap on “Photo Shuffle” in the top row.
4. Check or uncheck the types of photos from your library that you want to include or exclude in the shuffle. You can also select individual persons to include by tapping “X People…”.
5. Tap on “Shuffle Frequency -> On Tap”.
6. Select “Use Featured Photos”.
On the next screen, you can change the font style of the clock display and add optional widgets to further customize your photo shuffle Lock Screen. Simply tap the frames around the different elements to make changes or additions.
To preview the photos in your shuffle, tap the screen or pinch to zoom in on an image. If there’s a photo you don’t want to include, tap the ellipsis icon in the bottom-right corner and select “Don’t Feature Photo”.
If you decide that you don’t want to include a certain category of photos, like pets, for example, you can tap the “Shuffle Categories” button in the bottom-left corner and uncheck the ones you want to leave out. You can also swipe left and right to preview filters that can be applied to your photos.
When you’re happy with your photo shuffle, tap “Add” in the top-right corner. You can then choose to “Set as Wallpaper Pair” or “Customize Home Screen”. If you choose the former, simply tap the Lock Screen you just created to make it go live. If you choose the latter, you’ll be taken to a set of tools that allow you to change your Home Screen wallpaper’s color and gradient independently or select a different image.
Alternatively, if you prefer to manually select the photos for your photo shuffle, follow these steps:
1. Wake your iPhone and use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock it.
2. Press and hold on the Lock Screen until the wallpaper gallery appears.
3. Tap the circular blue “+” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
4. From the “Add New Wallpaper” menu, tap on “Photo Shuffle” in the top row.
5. Choose “Select Photos Manually” at the bottom of the screen.
From here, you can use the options at the top to select photo types or specific albums, or type a search term into the search field to narrow down your selection. Tap on the photos you want to include in the shuffle, and a blue check mark will appear in the corner of each image.
Once you’ve finished choosing your photos, tap “Add” in the top-right corner. The next screen allows you to customize the clock display and add optional widgets, just like with the category-based shuffle.
You can preview the photos in your shuffle by tapping the screen or zooming in with a pinch gesture. If you change your mind about a photo, tap the Photos icon in the bottom-left corner, then tap “Select”. From there, you can remove unwanted photos by tapping on the image and selecting the trash icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap “Done” to finish.
To make your manually selected photo shuffle live, tap “Add” in the top-right corner, and choose “Set as Wallpaper Pair” or “Customize Home Screen”. Follow the same steps as mentioned earlier to complete the customization process.
Changing your iPhone’s wallpaper has never been easier or more fun with the new photo shuffle feature in iOS 16. Give it a try and enjoy a personalized Lock Screen experience with your favorite photos. For more helpful tips and tricks, visit Abstract Education.