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iPhone XS Max – How to Change Lock Screen

The lock screen is the first thing you see when you wake up your iPhone. Not only will you want it to look stunning but you will also want to ensure that all the relevant information is accessible without having to unlock the device.

Moreover, there are multiple screen locking options that you can try out and choose your favorite from if Face ID isn’t doing it for you.

Here you’ll see how to do all these things. So without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can customize your iPhone’s lock screen.

Changing Screen Locking Options

Face ID is by far one of the most convenient features of the iPhone XS Max. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s how to set it up:

  1. Go to Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Navigate to Face ID & Passcode.
  3. Enter your passcode.
  4. Go to Set Up Face ID.
  5. Tap Get Started.
  6. Place your face within the circle.
  7. Slowly move your head in a circle.
  8. Tap Continue.
  9. Move your head again in a second circle.
  10. Tap Done.

If you want to remove Face ID, you can do so from the same Face ID & Passcode menu. Just toggle the switches next to the options for which you don’t want to use it to off and it will be disabled. In the same menu, you’ll see the Allow Access When Locked section, from which you can choose the items that you want to see on your lock screen.

If you only want to use/change your passcode, you can set that up as well. Just go to Change Password in the Face ID & Passcode menu and type in a new one. In Passcode Options, you can choose between an alphanumeric, custom numeric, and a four-digit numeric passcode.

Changing the Lock Screen Wallpaper

Every new iPhone comes with a set of stunning wallpapers. The iPhone XS Max is definitely no exception, and the wallpapers really come to life on this phone’s beautiful Super Retina display. Still, you might not want to stick with the default wallpaper. If this is the case, here’s how you can change it:

  1. Open Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
  3. Go to the folder in which your desired wallpaper is.
  4. Tap the image that you want to set as your new wallpaper.
  5. Tap Set.
  6. Choose Set Lock Screen.

In the Wallpaper section, you’ll see a revamped collection of Still, Dynamic, and Live photos. Of course, you can choose any of the images you’ve taken or downloaded.

The Final Word

Customizing your lock screen is a simple process when you know where to look. Now that you do, go ahead and try some of the features and options you read about in this article. With so many free wallpapers available on the internet and numerous apps to add to your lock screen, you’ll have no problem making your iPhone your own.

Do you know of some other great way to customize the lock screen on the iPhone XS Max? Share it in the comments below.