iPhone XR – How to Change Lock Screen

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If you’d like to customize the lock screen of your iPhone XR, there are two main ways to do it – through the almighty Settings app or through your phone’s photo library. You can choose between still, dynamic, and live wallpapers. Let’s see how to change the lock screen.

Through the Settings App

The first and most commonly used way to change the lock screen on an iPhone XR is through the Settings app. Here is an easy to follow guide:

  1. Unlock your iPhone XR.
  2. Enter the “Settings” app through your phone’s Home screen.
  3. Scroll down and locate the “Wallpaper” tab. Tap on it.
  4. After that, tap the “Choose a New Wallpaper” tab.

Your iPhone XR will then present you with the wallpaper options. They include Dynamic, Stills, and Live.

The dynamic wallpaper is an animated background filled with moving bubble patterns in various colors. This type of wallpaper is movement-sensitive, meaning that new bubbles will appear on the screen whenever you move your phone.

The still wallpaper is the most common type of wallpaper – a plain photo or image. However, the iPhone XR will let you choose between two modes – still and perspective. In the still mode, the image will be, well, still. On the other hand, if you opt for the perspective mode, it will move slightly as you tilt the phone to make it seem as if you were looking at the photo through a window.

The live wallpaper is your last option. You can choose between three modes – still, perspective, and live. Should you set it as a still, it will behave the same as still wallpaper. In the perspective mode, you will get the same effect as with a still image in the perspective mode. Finally, in the live mode, the image will move and go back to its default position once you touch the screen.

  1. Choose your preferred type of wallpaper and tap on it.
  2. Tap the wallpaper that you want to use.
  3. Choose the wallpaper mode on the preview screen.
  4. Tap the “Set” button.
  5. Select the “Lock Screen” option.
  6. Tap the “Confirm” button.

Through the Photo Library

The alternative route will lead you through your iPhone XR’s photo library. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Unlock your iPhone XR.
  2. Launch the “Photos” app from your phone’s Home screen.
  3. When it launches, the app will display all available folders.
  4. Tap the name of the folder that contains the photo you want to set as your lock screen wallpaper.
  5. Browse the folder and find the photo that you want to use. Tap on it.
  6. Next, tap the “Share” button in the lower-left portion of the screen.
  7. Once the “Sharing” menu opens, look for the “Set as Wallpaper” option. Tap it.
  8. Pick the “Lock Screen” option.
  9. Tap the “Confirm” button.

Like with the built-in wallpapers, the iPhone XR will let you choose the mode of the wallpaper set from the photo library. Your still photos will have two options – still and perspective. The Live photos you took will have one additional mode – live. You can’t set the photos you took with your iPhone as dynamic wallpapers.

Final Words

The iPhone XR, like its more expensive siblings, offers a range of ways to change the lock screen. With the help of this tutorial, you will be able to pick your favorite and set it up in a matter of seconds.

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