With the new iOS 16 update, Apple has made it easier than ever to change your iPhone wallpaper with just a tap on the Lock Screen. You can now set your wallpaper to shuffle between a selection of your favorite photos. Whether you want to include specific categories or manually choose the photos, I’ll walk you through the steps to make it happen.
First, let’s start with setting up a Lock Screen photo shuffle using preselected categories:
1. Wake up 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.
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2. Tap the circular blue “+” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
3. In the “Add New Wallpaper” menu, tap on “Photo Shuffle” in the top row.
4. You will see different categories of photos that you can include in your shuffle. Check or uncheck the types of photos from your library that you want to include or exclude. If you want to include specific individuals, you can tap on “X People…” to select them individually.
5. Tap on “Shuffle Frequency” and select “On Tap.” This means that when you tap on the Lock Screen, it will shuffle to the next photo.
6. Finally, tap on “Use Featured Photos” to include a collection of high-quality stock photos.
The next screen allows you to customize your photo shuffle Lock Screen further. You can change the font style of the clock display and add optional widgets. Simply tap on the frames around the different elements to make changes. You can also pinch the screen to zoom in on the image. If you come across a photo that you don’t want to include, tap the ellipsis icon (three encircled dots) in the bottom-right corner and select “Don’t Feature Photo.” If there are entire categories of photos that you want to leave out, tap on the “Shuffle Categories” button in the bottom-left corner.
When you’re happy with your new shuffle Lock Screen, tap “Add” in the top-right corner. You can then choose to either “Set as Wallpaper Pair” or “Customize Home Screen.” If you select the former option, simply tap on the Lock Screen you just created to make it go live. If you choose the latter option, you’ll be taken to a set of tools that let you change your Home Screen wallpaper’s color, gradient, or even select a different image entirely. Don’t forget to tap “Done” in the top-right corner when you’re finished customizing.
Now, let’s discuss how to make a Lock Screen photo shuffle manually:
1. Wake up 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 on the circular blue “+” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
4. In the “Add New Wallpaper” menu, tap on “Photo Shuffle” in the top row.
5. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find the option to “Select Photos Manually.”
6. You can use the options at the top to select specific photo types, albums, or even type a search term into the search field to narrow down the selection.
7. Tap on the photos that you want to include in the shuffle. A blue checkmark will appear in the corner of each selected image.
8. Once you’ve chosen all the photos you want, tap on “Add” in the top-right corner.
Just like with the category selection method, you can customize your photo shuffle Lock Screen by changing the font style of the clock display and adding optional widgets. Preview the photos by tapping on the screen or pinch to zoom in. If you change your mind about a particular photo, tap on the Photos icon in the bottom-left corner, then tap “Select.” Choose the image you want to remove and tap the trash icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap “Done” to finish.
Finally, to apply your new shuffle Lock Screen, tap “Add” in the top-right corner. You can select either “Set as Wallpaper Pair” or “Customize Home Screen.” Choosing the former option will make the Lock Screen you created go live. If you opt for the latter, you’ll be able to change the color, gradient, or image of your Home Screen wallpaper. Just like before, tap “Done” in the top-right corner when you’re finished.
Changing your iPhone wallpaper has never been easier with the new Lock Screen photo shuffle feature. Enjoy exploring different categories or hand-picking your favorite photos to personalize your device. If you want to learn more about iPhone tips and tricks or explore other topics related to technology, visit [Abstract Education](https://ab.edu.vn).