How to Change the iPhone Background Wallpaper on Your Home Screen

by Matt Skaggs

The iPhone is a feature-rich cell phone that allows you to perform tons of tasks. You can take pictures and videos, browse the Web, download music from iTunes and play all kinds of video games. One of the many customizable features of the iPhone is its Home screen wallpaper, which is the image you see behind your app icons on your Home screen. Changing the Home screen background is a straightforward process that only requires a few steps.


Tap the "Settings" icon from the Home screen.


Tap "Wallpaper."


Tap the Home screen image displayed on the right.


Tap either "Wallpaper" or "Camera Roll," depending on whether you want to use the wallpapers included on the iPhone or ones that you've taken with your phone's camera.


Tap on the image you want to use for a wallpaper. You should now see a preview of the image as your wallpaper.


Tap "Set" to set that image as your wallpaper.


Tap either "Set Home Screen" or "Set Both" if you want the wallpaper for only your Home screen wallpaper or both the Home screen and the Lock screen.


  • If you want to use an image from your computer rather than one on you phone, you can sync photos to your iPhone using iTunes on your computer.

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A lover of technology in all forms, Matt Skaggs began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in Windows computers and Android devices. His writing has appeared on many websites providing a plethora of technology information and tutorials. In 2008 Skaggs graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Arts in humanities.

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