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How to Change the Wallpaper in iOS4

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Unlike previous versions of iOS for the iPhone, iOS 4 allows you to set wallpapers for the Lock screen and the Home screen. Traditionally you would only be able to change the Wallpaper for the Lock Screen. In this guide I will show you how to change the Wallpaper for both the Lock Screen and the Home Screen in iOS4.

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UPDATE 8/4/2010 - Please note that the background wallpapers feature for the iPod is limited to the 3rd generation iPod Touch with 32GB-64GB models, manufactured in the Fall of 2009.

Software/Hardware used: iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.

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1. Tap Settings on the Home Screen.

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2. Tap Wallpaper in the Settings page.


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3. Tap on the Wallpapers currently set.

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4. You will have to options for the Wallpapers;

  • Included Wallpapers
  • Pictures from your Camera Roll

Choose an option to continue.

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In this example I chose the included Wallpapers.

5. Tap on the Wallpaper you wish to use.

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6. Preview the Wallpaper and tap on Set.

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7. Unlike previous versions of iOS you will be able to set a Wallpaper for the Home Screen that is independent of the Lock Screen Wallpaper. If you choose to use the same for both, tap Set Both. When you are done press the Home button to return to the Home Screen.

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The Wallpaper you selected should now be displayed.

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Originally posted Jun 21, 2010

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  • Debnath Gayatri

    I dont find the set lock screen home screen option in the wall paper screen after i click on set….
    please help

    • http://www.gilsmethod.com Gilberto J Perera

      What device are you using?

      Sent from my iPad

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  • Courtneyangel1998

    Ok ive tried that and i have an ipod touch 3g but it doesent give me the options like on Picture 7. I have updated so it should me able to, it just puts it on lock screen i sopose its not a big deal but i wanna know.
    Im realy anoyed

    • http://www.gilsmethod.com Gilberto J Perera

      Courtney, If you have an older iPod Touch model, this feature is not
      supported. I believe the iPod must a 32GB manufactured in late 2009 for this
      feature to function. Hope this clarifies things.

  • Rickmedrano24

    I want wallpapers in my iPod homescreen but it does not work because it is 2nd generation

    • Zodiacal

      No mine doesn’t either, mine too Is 2nd gen and would love one of my wedding pics as my homescreens background, but the option menu shown above doesn’t show, it only sets as my wallpaper ( lock screen) please someone help us if it can be done x

    • http://www.gilsmethod.com Gilberto J Perera

      It is not supported on your generation iPod…

  • jilly

    I dont have the opition to set as the home screen only the lock screen. HELP!!!!!
    *jilly

    • http://www.gilsmethod.com Gilberto J Perera

      What iPod do you have? Please note that the background wallpapers feature for the iPod is limited to the 3rd generation iPod Touch with 32GB-64GB models, manufactured in the Fall of 2009.

  • http://www.gilsmethod.com Gilberto J Perera

    It must be a third generation – Please note that the background wallpapers feature for the iPod is limited to the 3rd generation iPod Touch with 32GB-64GB models, manufactured in the Fall of 2009.