iPhone 7 – How to Change Lock Screen

Customizing your iPhone 7 can be a fun thing to do. Even though there aren’t as many customization options as available on an Android phone, there are still enough things that you can do to make the phone uniquely your own.

iPhone 7 - How to Change Lock Screen

Personalizing your lock screen is one of them. Finding a wallpaper that can bring out the best of that Retina display can make your iPhone look even more beautiful than it already is. Better yet, there are a few other lock screen features that you can customize. Let’s go over all of them.

Changing the Lock Screen Wallpaper

Changing the wallpaper of both your lock screen and home screen is simple and requires no more than a couple of taps. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings > Wallpaper.
  2. Tap the Choose a New Wallpaper
  3. You’ll see all the folders that contain wallpapers. Navigate to a photo and tap on it.
  4. You can set the image to either the Still or Perspective If you choose Still, you’ll have a static wallpaper. If you go with Perspective, the image will move slightly as you tilt your device. Choose your preferred setting, then tap Set.
  5. You’ll get the option to set the image as a home screen or lock screen wallpaper, or both. Tap on the preferred option.

Adjusting Touch ID and Passcode Settings

Within the Touch ID and Passcode settings, there are many customization options to choose from. The first one you should know about is the ways of unlocking your iPhone, aside from Touch ID. Once you go to Settings > Touch ID and Passcode, you’ll be asked to type in your current password, after which you’ll be able to choose a new one.

Go to Passcode Options to set the preferred passcode type. You can set a custom numeric, 4-digit numerical, or an alphanumeric passcode.

Choose a new passcode, repeat it, and you’ll have changed the way of accessing your phone from the lock screen.

Another thing that you can do from within the Touch ID and Passcode settings is grant access to various functions. Depending on your preferred settings, you’ll be able to see a varying amount of information and control different features from the lock screen.

Under Allow Access When Locked, you can toggle certain features on and off.

It’s always generally recommended that you keep personal information hidden and disable apps such as Wallet from the lock screen. On the other hand, you should enable as many features as you can so that you don’t have to unlock your phone to perform some mundane tasks.

The Final Word

The lock screen is the first thing you see when you wake up your phone so you’ll want to make sure that you like what you see. Changing the wallpaper is just the most obvious step.

If you have any other questions regarding lock screen customization, go ahead and leave them in the comments below.

One thought on “iPhone 7 – How to Change Lock Screen”

Brian Phillips says:
When I look at Siri suggestions and Google transit on my iphone 7 it has a grey background. On my iphone 5 it has a white background.
How can I change the 7 to a white background please

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