How To Set a Dynamic Wallpaper in iOS 7

iOS 7 adds a bit more movement to the old interface. New is the dynamic wallpaper. It’s an animated background designed to add just a little flavor to your iPhone’s home screen. It’s pretty easy to set it up. Let’s go over that now.

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Set Dynamic Wallpaper

1) Go to Settings:

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2) Under settings, go to Wallpapers & Brightness:

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Here, you will see a “Choose Wallpaper” option. Tap on it.

3) Under the Wallpaper menu, look under Apple Wallpaper. Tap on Dynamic.

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4) You can choose one of the options.

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5) When you select a wallpaper, you will have to set it. You can choose the lock screen, home screen, or both. It’s usually best to set both for the continuity between screens.

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After that, you have a cool animated background.



  1. Mike

    September 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Have you noticed if this signifactly drains the battery over static wallpaper?

  2. Emily Tychsen

    January 19, 2020 at 7:04 am

    In iOS, Apple provides a few live wallpapers that you can use for the background on your iPhone’s lock screen, but these animated options are just wavy color shifts and ink-in-water effects. To really customize your lock screen, you can use a Live Photo for your wallpaper. If you can’t find the right Live Photo, GIFs are the next best thing, and experimenting with them feels like a game almost. In order to use an animated GIF for your live wallpaper, you’ll need to convert it to a Live Photo first. While Apple did add GIF support in the Photos app, they did not add GIF support to the wallpaper settings. But that’s easy enough to accomplish using GIPHY for iOS. Not only can you browse their huge library of GIFs, but you can save them as Live Photos right from the app.

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