Wallpapers are an important element to create a mood and atmosphere on your smartphone. It’s even better if the image blends well with the physical design of the phone. But your device has a very limited collection of default wallpapers and we would definitely like more. If this applies to you, here are some of the best wallpaper apps for iPhone.
Whether you need a dark mode wallpaper or an impressive live wallpaper to never be bored, the list has apps to suit your every choice. So, go ahead and take a look at the apps on this list to change them to new wallpapers!
1. Vellum: The best high resolution wallpapers
If there’s one app we immediately install on a brand new Apple device, it’s Vellum. All the wallpapers you choose in this app are simply gorgeous. With over 20 categories featuring some of the best artists on the web, Vellum offers a collection unlike any other app.
There are also featured daily wallpapers, so you can quickly find new wallpapers every day. There is also a collection of famous paintings resized for use as wallpaper. If you’re using an iPhone with an OLED display, you’ll have an even better experience with the app.
The user experience is also pretty clean and you also get the option to blur the wallpaper. There are ads at the bottom, but they are not intrusive. There is also a premium version that offers access to four weeks of daily wallpapers and also disables ads.
However, if you need minimal wallpapers, you’ll be better off using a few of the other apps on this list. Most of the wallpapers on Vellum are quite artistic and can seem a bit loud.
Price: Free of charge; Pro version: $1.99
2. Backgrounds: Large collection of clean wallpapers
Backgrounds are the most popular iPhone wallpapers. Unlike Vellum, Backdrop has more material and minimal wallpaper to ensure you don’t lose focus on app icons on your home screen. Although they have a large number of categories, we like the overview tab, which contains an endless list of new wallpapers. Backdrop also gives you new wallpapers in the “wall of the day” section.
Most of these apps are designed and added by Backdrops developers. But there is also an option for users to download wallpapers. They are featured in the community section along with many wallpapers shared by users. Backgrounds also provides you with information about the size and resolution of the wallpaper before you download it.
The app works pretty well, it’s easy to download and set new wallpapers, and there are very few unobtrusive ads in the interface. There is also a pro version that opens up an additional collection of AMOLED wallpapers and disables ads. Overall, we love Backdrops and this is an easy recommendation for all users.
Price: Free of charge; Pro version: $3.99
3. Zedge: Wallpaper and NFT
Zedge is one of the oldest and most popular wallpaper sites on the web. And their iPhone app lives up to its legacy. There is a wide collection of wallpapers, including live wallpapers, in several categories from various sources on the Internet. But here’s the interesting part about Zedge – it combines NFTs and wallpapers.
You can use wallpaper as NFT with Zedge. This means you can buy and flaunt NFTs on your home screen without delving into the entire cryptosphere.
Overall we felt the experience could be better. But if you find the mentioned features of the app interesting and attractive, it might be for you. At the same time, we were impressed by the variety of wallpapers and the ability to sort wallpapers by popular designers on the Internet. Although not all wallpapers are free. To unlock all, you need to buy the paid version.
Price: Free of charge; Premium subscription: $1 for 500 coins
4. Live Wallpaper for Me: The best high definition live wallpaper
Live wallpapers have been an Android feature for a long time, but only appeared on the iPhone in 2014 with iOS 7. Since then, Apple has allowed users to set third-party live wallpapers on the home screen and lock screen. The number of default live wallpapers is much less and for this reason you can check out the app – Live Wallpaper for Me.
This app contains a great collection of high definition live wallpapers for iPhone. It has a wide range of categories and offers an exciting wallpaper preview.
Although not all wallpapers are free, you will get enough of them. But, if you plan to upgrade to the pro version, it will unlock all the collections and you will get their updates regularly. Also, like other apps, ads are also disabled. So, if you’ve been a fan of Apple’s Dynamic wallpapers, we’re sure you’ll love this live wallpaper app!
Price: Free of charge; Pro version: $14.99/year
5. Wallcraft: Dual and Live Wallpaper for iPhone
Wallcraft is one of the best live wallpaper apps for iPhone. We love the collection of clean live wallpapers that come with the app. You also get static wallpapers of course, and we love the collection of real images.
An interesting feature is dual wallpaper – you can use a pair of home screen and lock screen wallpapers to create an interactive experience.
However, not all wallpapers are free. You can purchase them with coins earned by viewing ads. If you don’t have enough patience, you can also switch to the pro version. However, it is a bit expensive. Overall, we’ve had no problems using the app, and we’re very impressed with the collection of gorgeous wallpapers it offers, even in the free version.
Price: free, Pro version: $12.99
6. Pixis: Customize your iPhone wallpaper
Pixis is one of the most interesting iPhone wallpapers. The dilemma that each of us faces before downloading a wallpaper is whether it is suitable to be placed on the home screen. Pixis lets you preview wallpapers on your lock screen and home screen and helps you decide if they look good behind app icons or not.
Like the others on the list, Pixis also has a great collection of wallpapers. The best part is that it lets you customize the wallpaper by adding different filters so you can make it your own.
Pixis has a clean and sleek user interface compared to Backdrops or Vellum. Overall, it’s very good from our side and a must try.
Price: Free of charge; Subscription: Starts at $2.49/month
Time to change the wallpaper on your iPhone
These were our favorite iPhone wallpapers. While the ones Apple adds are great, we’re disappointed by how limited they are. Or maybe it’s time for Apple to add an additional premium set of wallpapers as a paid service? Our idea for a tech giant.