Create the Perfect Wallpaper
Craft pixel-perfect backgrounds for your iPhone or iPad.
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.
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 app names pop.
Prefer a wallpaper that’s not as busy as a photo—but also not boring? Use Clarity to create a color gradient. Choose from the app’s vast library of premade offerings or make a custom one by blending your favorite colors.
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
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.
HD Backgrounds for Lockscreens
All that’s left is to do is apply your new wallpaper. In the Photos app, select your photo, then tap the share button and choose Use as Wallpaper.