How to Change Your iPhone Lock Screen Background

Learn how to customize your iPhone lock screen to display your favorite image and restrict access to information on your lock screen. You can even disable small movements on the lock screen if they don’t appeal to you. This tutorial works on any iPhone running iOS 8 or later, right up to the iPhone X.

Customizing Your Lock Screen

The iPhone lock screen is simple, but you can do more with it than you might think. Aside from setting a custom photo as the background, here are some other things you can do:

  • Check notifications
  • Launch a flashlight or camera
  • Open the notification center

Changing Your Lock Screen Wallpaper

Here’s how to change your lock screen background:

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Tap Wallpaper.
  3. Choose a new wallpaper from dynamic, frames or libraries.
  4. Tap the image you want to use.
  5. Click Set and select ‘Set lock screen’ only or ‘Set both’ for changing the home screen wallpaper as well.

Setting Auto Lock Time

You can adjust your iPhone’s Auto Lock Time to save battery life. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Tap Display and Brightness.
  3. Touch Auto Lock.
  4. Select the time you prefer from the options available.

Restricting Access to Notification Center, Control Center, Siri, and More

You can disable access to various features on the lock screen, such as the Notification Center, Control Center or Siri. This can be helpful in keeping your phone secure. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Tap Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode.
  3. Enter your access code.
  4. Tap the switch next to the control you want to restrict under Allow Access When Locked.

Managing Lock Screen Notifications

If you don’t want notifications to appear on your lock screen, you can easily manage them with these steps:

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Touch the application whose notifications you want to disable from the lock screen.
  4. Tap the Lock Screen icon to disable notifications from that app on your lock screen.

Final Thoughts

That’s all there is to customizing your iPhone lock screen. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the Contact Forum section below. And if you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I set a separate background for my lock screen and my home screen?

Yes, you can choose a separate wallpaper for your lock screen as well as your home screen. Just select “Set Both” when changing your wallpaper.

Can I prevent notifications from appearing on my lock screen?

Yes, you can disable notifications from any app on your lock screen by managing your notification settings. See instructions above for more details.

How do I change the Auto Lock Time on my iPhone?

You can change your Auto Lock Time by going to Settings > Display and Brightness > Auto Lock and selecting your preferred time option.

How can I disable access to Control Center or Siri on my lock screen?

You can disable access to Control Center or Siri by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode > Allow Access When Locked and tapping on the appropriate switch.

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