Hey there! Are you frustrated with the fact that iOS 16 seems to force you to use the same image as your iPhone’s Home Screen and Lock Screen wallpaper? Well, don’t worry – I’m here to help. Even though it may seem impossible, there is actually a way to set two different images as your Home Screen and Lock Screen wallpapers on iPhone running iOS 16.
So, let’s get started!
The iOS 16 Wallpaper Problem
With iOS 16, it can be quite frustrating to discover that you can’t set two different images as your Home Screen and Lock Screen wallpapers. No matter what you do in Settings or when editing the wallpaper from the Lock Screen, it always uses the same image on both screens. But don’t fret, my friend. There’s a solution to this problem!
Set Two Different Pictures as Your Home Screen and Lock Screen on iPhone
First things first, make sure you have the image you want to set as the Home Screen wallpaper in your Photos app. Once you have that sorted, follow these simple steps:
1) Open the Settings app and tap on Wallpaper.
2) Tap on Customize under the Lock Screen preview and choose Add New Wallpaper.
3) Choose a new wallpaper from the given options(Photos, People, Emoji, Weather, Astronomy, Color, Featured, Suggested Photos, Collections, or others).
4) Tap on Done.
Now, if you check both previews, you’ll notice that the same image is set as both your Lock Screen and Home Screen wallpapers. But fear not, we’ll change that!
5) Tap on Customize under the Home Screen preview and choose Customize Current Wallpaper. Make sure to avoid selecting Add New Wallpaper, as it will set it as the Lock Screen as well.
6) Tap on Photos and select the image you want as your Home Screen wallpaper.
Additionally, you can choose Color or Gradient as your wallpaper. Unfortunately, tapping on Original doesn’t give you access to all the built-in default wallpapers. So, if you want to use the original iOS 16 wallpaper as your Home Screen (while having a different image on the Lock Screen), you’ll need to download the original iOS 16 wallpaper and save it to your Photos app.
Optional: You can now pinch to crop the image, swipe left or right to add a filter, and enable Perspective Zoom & Depth Effect (if supported by the wallpaper you picked).
8) Once you’re done, tap on Done.
9) Tap on Done once again.
Now, swipe up to exit (ignore the previews if they still look the same), and voila! You’ll see that your desired image is now set as the Home Screen wallpaper (picked in step 6). Next, lock your iPhone and then wake it, and you’ll be greeted with a different picture as the Lock Screen wallpaper that you set back in step 3.
And that’s it! Now you know how to use two different images as your iPhone’s Home Screen and Lock Screen wallpapers in iOS 16. Of course, the process itself could be simpler and less complicated. But for now, I hope our tutorial has been helpful to you.
Set a Different Wallpaper from the Lock Screen
Oh wait, there’s more! Besides the method I just explained, I also discovered another way to achieve the same result from the Lock Screen. Here’s how:
1) Wake your iPhone and unlock it via Face ID or Touch ID. Stay on the Lock Screen and don’t go inside the Home Screen.
2) Press and hold on the Lock Screen and tap the plus button to add a new set of wallpapers.
3) Now, pick your desired wallpaper for the Lock Screen.
4) After that, tap on Done and then tap on Customize Home Screen.
5) Next, tap on Photos. You can also choose Color or Gradient as the Home Screen wallpaper.
6) Select your desired image from All, Featured, People, Albums, or other visible sections.
7) Tap on Done.
8) Choose Done once again.
9) Finally, tap on the Lock Screen preview to exit the editing screen.
And there you have it! Your iPhone’s Lock Screen and Home Screen now have different wallpapers. The Lock Screen displays the customized image you picked in step 3, while your Home Screen showcases the one you chose in step 6.
If you found this guide helpful, please let me know. And if you have any other methods, tips, or suggestions, feel free to share them with us. We’d love to hear from you!
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