The latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 16, offers many new features. While we loved the personalized surround sound, another feature we really appreciate is the all-new lock screen. iOS 16 allows you to set a lock screen wallpaper where the clock and the wallpaper merge to create a depth effect. To make the most of it, we’ve listed some of our favorite iOS 16 depth effect wallpapers for the iPhone lock screen.
However, choosing an image for the depth effect is a hit or miss. This only works well when there is an appropriate color contrast between the image subject and the background. So if you want wallpaper with depth effect then scroll down. But first you need to enable the depth effect on iOS 16 for the wallpaper to work.
How to Enable Depth Effect on iOS 16 Lock Screen
Step 1: Open the photo you want to set as your lock screen wallpaper. Click on the “Share” button.
step 2: Now click on “Use as Wallpaper”.
step 3: If you use a compatible image, the wallpaper will be automatically cropped and a depth effect will be added.
If not, you can “finger crop” and move the image next to the clock.
Step 4: However, if you still don’t get the depth effect, tap the three-dot icon and make sure the Depth Effect wallpaper is selected.
step 5: Click Done. Now select “Set as Pair Wallpaper”.
Now that we know how to set lock screen wallpapers with depth effect, check out the wallpapers below and download them for free.
Best wallpapers for iOS 16 with depth effect
Here are some depth effect wallpapers that we want to share with you.
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1. Spaceman wallpapers
We really liked this image of a man in a space suit, who is probably trying to make something out of the planet he’s on. Perhaps a preview of what the first humans on Mars might have looked like? Well, keep your imagination wide open when you look at it on your iPhone lock screen. We love how cool it looks!
2. Village building screen lock wallpaper
With a red colored clock, this wallpaper looked great on the lock screen. Although there are more construction wallpapers on this list, we included them in this list because of their classic look and how they helped to use the depth effect.
3. Background with lighthouse depth effect for iPhone
The towering lighthouse in all its glory not only helps ships find their way home safely, but also helped us with good depth effect wallpapers in iOS 16. We’re not sure how much you like our jokes, but we’re sure you’ll love these wallpapers.
4. Orange-white building
At this point, we can safely conclude that buildings are the best combination with the depth effect of iOS 16. So, here’s another one. We installed a blue clock with a classic font and we love the way it looks.
5. Wallpaper with the effect of the depth of snow-capped mountains
A pink sky and beautiful snow are all you need for beautiful iOS 16 lock screen wallpapers that instantly create a zen atmosphere.
6. The highway leading to the mountains
If only AC/DC had released “Highway to Heaven” instead, we’re sure it could have been an album cover. Although the probability of this is close to zero, you can use this as a depth effect wallpaper for iPhone.
7. Cool yellow architectural wallpaper
This is another wallpaper that we really liked. front, if it is a little enlarged, but you will like the abstract architecture wallpaper.
8. Naruto anime wallpapers for iPhone
For all you anime fans out there, here’s a wallpaper from us. Show some Naruto love by using this as your iOS 16 lock screen wallpaper.
9. Minimal iOS 16 lock screen wallpaper
If you want to feel the effect of depth but don’t want to have many elements on the wallpaper, here is the one you can choose from this list.
10. Batman Lock Screen Wallpaper
Here’s a great Batman wallpaper for the iOS 16 lock screen. Love the good old Bruce Wayne look though!
11. Spiderman wallpaper
Another superhero wallpaper that goes well with the depth effect on the iOS 16 lock screen. Download away!
12. Building in shades of gray
We’re a big fan of this wallpaper and how well it goes with the black clock on the white background.
13. Bird lock screen wallpaper for iOS 16
There is no better sight than a colorful bird on your lock screen. And it works very well with the depth effect.
14. Batman animated wallpaper
Here’s another Batman depth effect wallpaper, but more edgy and cool.
15. Balloon lock wallpaper
A hot air balloon with depth effect makes a great lock screen wallpaper and you can’t deny it!
16. Abstract 3D sphere
Another abstract lock screen wallpaper for iOS 16 with a nice depth effect.
17. Desert wallpapers
The desert horizon goes very well with the clock, creating a nice effect. It’s one of our favorites and we’re sure you’ll love it too.
18. Buzz Lightyear iPhone wallpaper
One for all Toy Story fans. This might be the best looking iOS 16 depth effect wallpaper on this list if you ask us.
19. Colorful wallpapers of buildings
We’ve personally been using these wallpapers for quite some time on the iOS 16 lock screen and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Isn’t it beautiful?
20. Skyscraper wallpapers
Here’s a nice, modern skyscraper background for your iPhone. It also creates a fantastic depth effect!
Enjoy the iOS 16 Depth Effect with these wallpapers
Here are some of our favorite iOS 16 depth effect wallpapers for iPhone. We’re big fans of this feature, and it can be addictive at times. However, please note that this feature only works on iPhones with iOS 16 (iPhone 8 and above).
So what are you waiting for? Download them all and make the most of this feature! Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this brand new lock screen in the comments below. Also, you can also check out these iPhone 14 wallpapers if you are not planning to buy the device yet!