Multiple wallpapers on iPhone

How To Add Multiple Wallpapers on iPhone 14 (Step By Step Guide)

One of the most impressive features of iOS 16 is the ability to add many wallpapers that can automatically change. In the previous version of iOS, you could use the shortcut app to create automation for changing wallpaper according to the time and events, which can be complicated. It’s much simpler in the latest version of iOS. You can now set many wallpapers with the photo shuffle feature on your iPhone. This article will teach you how to add multiple wallpapers to your iPhone. You will also learn how to create a shortcut for automatically changing wallpapers and wallpaper with just one button. 

Multiple Wallpapers on iPhone – Summary

Pros of adding multiple wallpapers on iPhone

Why should you add automation for multiple wallpapers on iPhone? Find out in this section.

How to add multiple wallpapers on iPhone – 3 ways

Methods for adding multiple wallpapers on iPhone are explained step-by-step:

1. Changing wallpapers by photo shuffle feature on iPhone

Learn how to set wallpapers that change according to the time or events, like whenever you unlock your iPhone

2. How to add a shortcut for changing wallpaper

Make your shortcut button for changing wallpapers with just one tap.

3. How to create automation for changing wallpapers

Pros Of Adding Multiple Wallpapers On iPhone

Adding multiple wallpapers on your iPhone keeps it very interesting. A new wallpaper every now keeps the user experience fresh, and you never get bored with your phone. With wallpapers automatically changing, you don’t even have to worry about it. It also enhances the aesthetics of your iPhone. Now that you know the pros of adding multiple wallpapers on your iPhone, let us get started with the tutorial. 

How To Add Multiple Wallpapers On iPhone – 3 Ways

Here are the three methods for automatically changing wallpapers on iPhone:

1. Changing Wallpapers By Photo Shuffle Feature On iPhone

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to add multiple wallpapers on your iPhone by using the photo shuffle feature of iOS 16:

Step 1: Hold the lock screen of your iPhone to get into wallpaper edit mode.

Note: If you have a lock enabled, unlock your iPhone with Face ID/Touch ID and then hold the lock screen. If you have a password lock, unlock your iPhone with the password, open the notification center and hold the notification center of your iPhone.(You can also hold the lock screen twice, your iPhone will ask you for your passcode and directly unlock your iPhone in wallpaper edit mode.)

Step 2: Select the ‘+’ option on the bottom left-hand side.

Multiple wallpapers on iPhone 

Step 3: Select the Photo Shuffle option. 

Select the Photo Shuffle option. 

Step 4: Use featured photos or tap on the Add Photos Manually option.

 tap on the Add Photos Manually option

Step 5: Select the photos you’d like in your wallpapers.

Select the photos you’d like in your wallpapers

Step 6: Tap on the add button on the top right-hand side.

Tap on the add button on the top right-hand side.

Step 7: For choosing the time or event you would like the wallpaper to change, select the three dots on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

select the three dots on the bottom right-hand side of the screen
Multiple wallpapers on iPhone 

Step 8: Select one of the options and then select the add button on the top right-hand side.

select the add button on the top right-hand side

Step 9: Select the “Set Wallpaper As Pair” Option. 

Select the Set Wallpaper As Pair Option

Step 10: Tap on the lock screen.

Your wallpaper shuffle will be added. 

2. How To Add A Shortcut For Changing Wallpapers – Using The Shortcuts App

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can add a button in the shortcuts app which will change wallpapers:

Step 1: Select the shortcut app on your iPhone. You can download it from the app store if it isn’t installed.

Step 2: Select the ‘+’ icon on the top right-hand side.

Multiple wallpapers on iPhone 

Step 3: Select the add action button.

Select the add action button.


Step 4: Search for “find photos.”

Step 5: Select find photos.

Select find photos.

Step 6: Add a filter.

 Add a filter

Step 7: Select the album you want to use for wallpapers.

(Note: You can create an album in your photo library called “wallpapers” to make it easier to find.)

Multiple images on iphone
Multiple Wallpaper

Step 8: Select the “sort by” option.

Step 9: Select a Random.

Select a Random

Step 10: Turn on the Limit switch.

Step 11: Set the limit to get 1 photo.

Set the limit to get 1 photo
get 1 photo

Step 12: Tap on the “search for apps and action” button at the bottom of the screen.

search for apps and action

Step 13: Search for the “Set Wallpaper Photo” option and select it.

Set Wallpaper Photo”

Step 14: Select the ‘>’ option next to the set wallpaper shortcut.

option next to the set wallpaper shortcut

Step 15: Turn off all the switches in the set wallpaper shortcut.

 Turn off all the switches in the set wallpaper shortcut

Your shortcut will be added. You can also rename this shortcut as “Change Wallpaper” to label it. 

3. How To Add Automation For Changing Wallpapers

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to add automation for changing wallpapers in the shortcuts app:

Note: You will need to create a shortcut for wallpapers. You can do this by following the above method.

Step 1: Select the shortcuts app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select the automation tab on the bottom center of the screen.

How To Add Automation For Changing Wallpapers

Step 3: Select the ‘+’ option on the top right-hand side.

Tap on Add

Step 4: Select “Create personal automation.”

Create personal automation

Step 5: Select the time option.

Select the time option

Step 6: You can select the time of the day for changing wallpapers according to your preference. 

changing wallpapers according to your preference

Step 7: Select the next option on the top right-hand side.

Step 8: Select the add action button.

Select the add action button.

Step 9: Select the search button on the top and search for “Run Shortcut.”

Step 10: Select the run shortcut button.

Select the run shortcut button.

Step 11: Select the shortcut you created with the above method.

Select the shortcut you created with the above method

Step 12: Tap on the next button on the top left-hand side.

Tap on the next button on the top left-hand side

Step 13: You can turn off the “ask before running” switch if you want your iPhone to change wallpaper automatically without delivering a notification.

ask before running switch if you want your iPhone to change wallpaper automatically
Tap on dont ask

Step 13: Tap on the done button on the top right-hand side.

Tap on the done button on the top right-hand side.

Your automation will be added.

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Conclusion

To sum up, now you know how to set multiple wallpapers on your iPhone. If you are looking for the easiest method to change the wallpaper on your iPhone automatically, you can follow the first method in this article. If you want to automatically change wallpapers at a specific time (for example, 7 AM every morning), I recommend you follow methods 2.2 and 2.3. You can also keep adding new wallpapers to your wallpaper album. 

FAQs

Can you set multiple wallpapers on iPhone?

Yes, you can set multiple wallpapers on your iPhone on shuffle. Follow method 2.1 in this article to know more.

How can I have multiple lock screens on my iPhone?

Follow method 2.1 in this article for setting multiple lock screens on your iPhone. 

Can you have a different wallpaper for each screen on iOS 16?

No, you cannot have a different wallpaper for each screen. However, you can have a different wallpaper whenever you unlock the screen. Select “on lock” as an event for changing wallpaper in Step 7 of method 2.1.

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