Easy Ways to Set Live Wallpaper on iPhone – If you are tired of using still photos and the same wallpaper on your iPhone, you can switch to using a live wallpaper which is certainly more interesting and less boring.
Live Wallpaper offers a fun and easy feel to make your iPhone match your personality, style and interests. It also gets rid of the boredom of using wallpapers and having to change still photos every day to get fun backgrounds for your iPhone wallpaper.
In this article, I will provide a guide on how to set a live wallpaper on your iPhone.
Live Wallpaper vs. Dynamic Wallpaper
Live Wallpapers are interactive and dynamic, and offer animated effects, but only work on the screen when locked. This is displayed when turning on your iPhone.
A Live Wallpaper looks like a still image, but when you press down on your screen, the image comes alive and moving. In order for the Live Wallpaper to activate by long pressing on the screen, it must be a 3D Touch screen, which means you can only use it on an iPhone 6S or later model.
Instead, dynamic wallpapers appear on the Home screen behind your applications. Unlike Live Wallpapers, dynamic wallpapers can work on the home screen and lock screen, and are more of a short video clip that plays in a loop.
To make dynamic Wallpaper work it does not require a 3D Touch screen, so any iPhone running iOS 7 or later can use this type of wallpaper.
The main drawback of these two types of wallpapers is that the Live Wallpaper only works on the lock screen to see the moving wallpapers, while dynamic wallpapers work on both screens, but you can’t easily add your own.
How to Set Live Wallpaper on iPhone
1. Go to the home screen of your iPhone and tap Settings.
2. Next, find Wallpaper from the list of settings and tap it to open it.
3. Select “Choose a New Wallpaper”.
4. Tap “Live” to make the Live Wallpaper displayed on your Lock screen. Make sure you get the full screen preview by tapping the one you want, then long press the screen to watch it move.
5. Next, tap on “Set” to confirm your choice so that your choice of wallpaper is applied.
6. Tap “Set Lock Screen,” “Set Home Screen” or “Set both” to choose how the wallpaper will be used. Live Wallpaper works on the Lock screen, so if you select the Home screen, it will appear as a still image.
How to Set Dynamic Wallpaper on iPhone
The process is similar to setting a Live Wallpaper except you select “Dynamic” after tapping “Choose a New Wallpaper” so you can select the video clip you want to use for the wallpaper on the home or lock screen.
Unlike Live Wallpapers where you have to long press to watch how the animation works, the Dynamic wallpaper will play even on the screen preview so you don’t have to press holding down the screen. Tap “Set” to select options and select “Set Lock Screen,” “Set Home Screen” or “Set both”.
How to Get Live Wallpapers for Your iPhone
If you don’t like the Live Wallpaper that comes pre-installed on your iPhone, you can find other different wallpapers online, from apps, or create your own custom Live Wallpaper or dynamic wallpaper from videos that you make or own.
For dynamic wallpapers, Apple doesn’t allow you to add your own, unless you jailbreak your iPhone, but jailbreaking is not recommended. In this case, you will have to make do with what’s available.
Live wallpapers are readily available online or from apps, so you can search for live wallpapers for your iPhone and find a wide selection of freebies available for download. There are also many App Store apps that offer free Live Wallpapers, such as Live Wallpaper Now or Wallpaper For Me, which are free apps for wallpapers.
If you prefer your own Live Wallpaper, you can create one by recording a special video on your iPhone, and adjusting the wallpaper every day if you want.
And that’s an explanation of the difference between live wallpaper and dynamic wallpaper as well as how to set the two types of wallpaper on your iPhone. Hopefully this article is useful and good luck. 🙂