HOW TO

Create wonderful wallpaper

Stand out with amazing backgrounds for your iPhone or iPad.

Your phone background says a lot about you, whether you’re displaying your children, your pets or even just a beautiful photograph that you’ve found and fallen in love with. Regardless of your choice, there are some brilliant apps that will make sure that your iPhone or iPad wallpaper lets you stand out from the crowd.

For creating your own

If you use a photo as your wallpaper, it can sometimes make app names or status bar info hard to read. The solution? Clarity’s mask and blur options, which apply a subtle effect that makes icons and text stand out.

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 than just a solid colour.

    Clarity Wallpaper

    Breathtaking Wallpapers

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For finding the perfect pic

If you want a wide array of images to choose from, Background should be your go-to. The app is powered by Unsplash, one of the largest photographer 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 a lock screen and a home screen before you download it.

    Vellum Wallpapers

    HD Backgrounds for Lockscreens

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All that’s left to do is to apply your new wallpaper. In the Photos app, select your photo, then tap the share button and choose Use as Wallpaper.

We reckon, with the right photo and the help of these apps, you'll soon be showing off your brilliant background and wonderful wallpaper and making a real statement.