HOW TO

Create the Perfect Wallpaper

Give your iPhone a pixel-perfect background.

There’s an art to creating the perfect wallpaper. The image you use can’t be too bright or too dark, and shouldn’t be so busy that it renders the text on your home screen illegible. Whether you want to use one of your own photos or are looking for something ready-made, these apps can help you craft a more beautiful background.

Create Your Own

It's great to use a meaningful, beautiful personal photo as your wallpaper, but if something within it makes app names or status bar info hard to read, there are ways to fix that. Try Clarity’s mask and blur options, which apply a subtle effect that makes icons and app names pop.

Pro tip: Use the original photo for your lock screen wallpaper, and create a blurred version for your home screen.

Prefer a wallpaper that’s not as busy as a photo—but also not boring? Use Clarity to create a colour gradient. Choose from the app’s vast library of pre-made offerings, or make a custom one by blending your favourite colours.

Clarity has beautiful gradients in every colour imaginable. They give backgrounds a bit more pizzazz compared to a solid shade.

    Clarity Wallpaper

    Breathtaking Wallpapers

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Find the Perfect Pic

Looking for a just-plain-stunning image for your wallpaper? Background might be your go-to. The app is powered by Unsplash, one of the largest photography communities worldwide. Swipe through images, and when you find the perfect one, tap and hold to save.

    Background – beautiful photos

    High Quality Backgrounds

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Vellum is another artist-powered community that offers several collections to browse, as well as a new wallpaper each day. Like Clarity, this app lets you preview each wallpaper as both a lock screen and a home screen before you download it.

    Vellum Wallpapers

    HD Backgrounds for Lockscreens

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When you've found the perfect canvas, it's time to apply your new wallpaper. In the Photos app, select your photo, then tap the share button and choose Use as Wallpaper. And enjoy that fresh new look!