Automatically change iPhone background photo every day

Auto change iPhone background

When I was just making the contribution to the collection with the Wallpapers for the iPhone I stumbled across another exciting trick: iOS 16 has an option to change the background photo hourly, daily, on lock, or with a tap. How to set this up exactly, I'll show you in this post.

Instructions for a daily changing background image

So here are the individual steps:

  1. Settings
  2. background image
  3. + Choose new wallpaper
  4. Random photos
  5. Now you can activate which motifs should be used:
    • Adults
    • Pets
    • Nature
    • Cities
  6. below you can specify the type of random playback:
    • By tap
    • When locking
    • Hourly
    • Daily
  7. Tap “Use recommended photos” or “Select photos manually”.

From now on, the background image for the home screen and the lock screen will be changed according to your own settings.

Here are the steps to get to the setting where you can choose a daily changing wallpaper.
Here are the steps to get to the setting where you can choose a daily changing wallpaper.

The background image should be this big

Anyone who uses their photos will usually have a sufficiently high resolution so that the photo does not look pixelated as an iPhone background. Only use wallpapers that are at least as high resolution as your iPhone to get a clear and sharp end result. For the special parallax effect on the iPhone, it is even recommended to select images that are 20 percent larger than the resolution of the device.

By the way, you can find out the resolution of your iPhone very quickly with this trick:

  1. create any screenshot on your iPhone (usually press the “volume up” (left on the iPhone) and “standby” (right) buttons at the same time)
  2. wait for the screenshot to save
  3. open the Photos app
  4. open the screenshot
  5. tap the circle with the “i” below, or just swipe up on the photo
  6. the text “Screenshot” appears below and the line below should contain the resolution (e.g. 1290 x 2796 on my iPhone 14 Pro Max)
With a screenshot and the Photos app, you can quickly find out what the resolution of your iPhone is.
With a screenshot and the Photos app, you can quickly find out what the resolution of your iPhone is.

 

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