Completed Guide: How to Change Lock Screen on iPhone

Changing lock screen style on your iPhone can make your iPhone unique and show your personality. Here in this article, you will be given full guide on how to change lock screen on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated August 30, 2023
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The lock screen of your iPhone serves as a window to your device's personality and functionality. It's the first thing you see when you wake up your iPhone, and it's an opportunity to showcase your personal style and preferences. And since iOS 16, iPhone offers you more functions to enable you to customize your iPhone lock screen.

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This article will guide you through the process of how to change lock screen on iPhone, allowing you to fully customize it according to your taste.

Part 1. How to change lock screen on iPhone

As mentioned above, iPhone offers you various ways to change the look and feel of the lock screen on your iPhone. One of the most basic way is to change the wallpaper on your iPhone. The followings will show you how to do on your iPhone.

How to change lock screen photo on iPhone
As per your preferences, you can change wallpaper on your iPhone in lock screen, Settings app, and Photos app. The relative steps are all listed below.

>> From Lock screen, long press the lock screen to go to the wallpaper options > Tap Customize > Lock Screen > Click the photo icon at the bottom left of the screen to change wallpaper > Tap Done from the upper-right corner to confirm.

change wallpaper from lock screen

>> From Settings app, go to Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper > Select the one you’d like to apply > Tap Set > Finally, choose Set Lock Screen.

set wallpaper from settings

>> From Photos app, navigate to the photos you’d like to set up as a wallpaper > Tap share icon > Use as wallpaper > Set Lock Screen > Set to make it.

set wallpaper from photos

How to add a new lock screen/wallpaper on your iPhone
You are allowed to use more than one lock screen on your iPhone. You can even use a different lock screen seven days a week!

Step 1. Open your lock screen, long press to bring up the Lock Screen/Wallpaper options on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the + sign at the bottom right of the screen.

Step 3. Choose a wallpaper you’d like to use. These are arranged in various categories, including Featured, Suggested Photos, and more.

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💡 How to set up wallpaper with Depth Effect
Depth Effect function enables a remarkable depth illusion by allowing portions of the lock screen wallpaper to cross over the time and widgets. Follow the steps to try this feature.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone > Tap and hold on the lock screen to enter the customization mode > Click Customize at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. Click the 3-dot icon > Tap Depth Effect to enabled it.

enable depth effect

Sometimes this feature may fail to work because of the position of your wallpaper, you can make some slight adjustments to get this feature to show up.

Part 2. How to create a custom iPhone lock screen

When you are changing wallpaper on your iPhone lock screen, you may have found that you can make further changes here. Indeed, the following steps will tell you how to change font on iPhone lock screen, how to change widgets on iPhone lock screen, etc.

Firstly, you need to unlock and long press your iPhone to go to the wallpaper > Customize > Lock Screen to get to the wallpaper options.

🚩 How to change font on iPhone lock screen
Click on the time to change the font and its color. As for the font of the date, you can tap date at the top of the screen to choose a different one.

🚩 How to change background color on iPhone lock screen
To adjust background color, swipe the wallpaper left or right to change it to natural (the default), black & white, duotone, and color wash.

change wallpaper background corlor

🚩 How to change widgets on iPhone lock screen 
Click ADD WIDGET to add widgets to your lock screen. You can add up to four widgets of various sizes.

After you custom a satisfactory lock screen, click Done at the upper-right of the screen to save the changes.


Changing the lock screen on your iPhone allows you to personalize your device. And what you can do with iPhone lock screen is far more than what we’ve introduced in this guide. For example, customizing notifications and enhancing security measures like Face ID or Touch ID can further improve your lock screen experience.

Hope you can discover more functionalities of how to change lock screen on iPhone and share your idea with us. If this guide is helpful, share it with others.

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