In iOS 16 and later, Apple includes several Lock Screen personalization features for iPhone. Keep reading to learn how to make your Lock Screen wallpaper shuffle through photos at custom intervals.

shuffle photos lock screen
Apple has made it possible for users to customize the Lock Screen in ways that were simply not possible in earlier versions of its mobile software. In iOS 16 and later, there are options to apply unique fonts, colors, and filters, and even add widgets to your Lock Screen.

One feature in particular that is sure to prove popular is the ability to shuffle your Lock Screen wallpaper. You can either select multiple pictures from your photo library or a specific album, and using the Shuffle option, you can opt to have the wallpaper shuffle between them on a set hourly or daily schedule, or every time you wake or tap your ‌iPhone‌ screen.

The following steps show you how it's done.

  1. Wake your ‌iPhone‌ and use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock it.
  2. Press and hold on the Lock Screen until the wallpaper gallery appears.
  3. Tap the blue + button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  4. Select Photo Shuffle from the wallpaper menu.
    Lock Screen

  5. Using the options (People, Nature, Cities) choose the kind of photos from your library that you'd like to include in the shuffle. Alternatively, choose an album of photos that you want to use.
  6. Tap Add.
    photo shuffle

  7. Tap the ellipsis button (the three encircled dots) in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  8. Tap Shuffle Frequency, then choose from Daily, Hourly, On Lock, and On Tap.
    Lock Screen

  9. Tap Done in the top-right corner to finish, then tap your new Photo Shuffle wallpaper to select it from the gallery.

Your new shuffle wallpaper will now be live. Tap or wake your ‌iPhone‌'s screen to change the photo, or wait for it to change automatically, depending on your chosen option.

Related Forum: iOS 16

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven

Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Sunday April 21, 2024 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories due to its poor durability. The company may move to another non-leather material for its premium accessories in the future. Kosutami has revealed...
maxresdefault

Apple Announces 'Let Loose' Event on May 7 Amid Rumors of New iPads

Tuesday April 23, 2024 7:11 am PDT by
Apple has announced it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. The event invitation has a tagline of "Let Loose" and shows an artistic render of an Apple Pencil, suggesting that iPads will be a focus of the event. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
iOS 17 All New Features Thumb

iOS 17.5 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Sunday April 21, 2024 3:00 am PDT by
The upcoming iOS 17.5 update for the iPhone includes only a few new user-facing features, but hidden code changes reveal some additional possibilities. Below, we have recapped everything new in the iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 beta so far. Web Distribution Starting with the second beta of iOS 17.5, eligible developers are able to distribute their iOS apps to iPhone users located in the EU...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store [Updated]

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, SEGA Genesis,...
Apple Vision Pro Dual Loop Band Orange Feature 2

Apple Cuts Vision Pro Shipments as Demand Falls 'Sharply Beyond Expectations'

Tuesday April 23, 2024 9:44 am PDT by
Apple has dropped the number of Vision Pro units that it plans to ship in 2024, going from an expected 700 to 800k units to just 400k to 450k units, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Orders have been scaled back before the Vision Pro has launched in markets outside of the United States, which Kuo says is a sign that demand in the U.S. has "fallen sharply beyond expectations." As a...