Apple’s back in the game with iOS 17, featuring Live Stickers and Live Wallpapers for your iPhone. Last year, Apple rolled out iOS 16, which axed the live wallpaper feature. A lot of us iPhone users, myself included, were bummed and requested that Apple bring it back. Thankfully, they listened to our feedback and reintroduced Live Wallpapers in the iOS 17 update.
What is a Live Wallpaper on an iPhone?
A Live Wallpaper on an iPhone allows the background image to animate or move, making your phone’s interface dynamic and engaging.
How to Set Video As Wallpaper on iPhone
This feature is now available if you’re running the iOS 17 Beta. You can choose a Live Photo as your wallpaper if you’re on this beta version. Here’s how:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on “Wallpaper.”
- Hit the “+” icon to create a new wallpaper.
- You can pick from the pre-loaded wallpapers or tap on “Photos.”
- Choose your Live Photos for moving backgrounds.
- Tap the “Add” icon at the top of the screen.
- Finally, select “Set as Wallpaper Pair” to apply the same Live Photo to both the lock screen and the home screen.
How to Get Live Wallpapers on Your iPhone
If you’re scratching your head about how to get your hands on Live Wallpapers, you’ve got a few options. You can either:
- Use a Live Photo from your Photos app
- Download a Live Wallpaper app from the App Store
- Create a Live Wallpaper from any video using third-party apps like “intoLive Wallpaper“
Troubleshooting: What to Do When Live Wallpapers Don’t Work
Did you run into an issue like “motion from this live photo is not supported as a wallpaper on iOS 17“? Don’t worry; we’ve got some fixes for you. Here’s what you can do:
- Restart your iPhone: Try turning your iPhone off and on again, and then reapply the live wallpaper.
- Turn Off Reduce Motion: The “Reduce Motion” feature in Accessibility Settings can mess with your live wallpapers. To disable it, go to your iPhone Settings, tap on Accessibility, navigate to Motion, and then toggle off “Reduce Motion.” This could resolve the issue.
- Disable Low Power Mode: Low Power Mode can kill the live wallpaper effects. You can disable it in your Battery settings.
Pros and Cons of Live Wallpaper
- Personalize your iPhone to make it truly yours.
- Your iPhone becomes more interesting and eye-catching.
- Only available in iOS 17 as of now.
- Drains battery life quicker.
- High-res live wallpapers could slow down your device.
Set Live Wallpaper Now…
Want to show off your new iPhone? The best choice is live wallpapers! They offer a new range of dynamic lock screens, letting you relive special moments every time you check your phone.