Change background wallpaper on iPhone screen


New iPhone iOS 4 software update release makes background wallpaper customizaion a very easy routine. Now you can change iPhone home and lock screen background by using any wallpaper photo in few simple screen taps. You can select and use colorful background image on your iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 devices with ease.

Customize iPhone background wallpaper

1. On the home screen, click Settings icon.

2. Select Wallpaper option.

3. Then select wallpaper image from sample or use any picture from library.

4. Click Set, you can chose to set image as wallpaper for lock screen, home screen or both.

For sure one quick and easy way to customize wallpaper image on iPhone home screen. Similarly, you can download iPad wallpapers and change background photo on iPad for big screen colorful customization.



  1. I would like to use pictures from Yahoo images as my iPhone 4 wallpaper. Is this possible?

  2. how to set background picture in unlock mode?????????????????

  3. I found a way how to change the homescreen image to the same lock screen image. You will need to install Winterboard, then in the Select Theme u hit User Wallpaper and it will Respring and should now appear the wallpaper in the home screen. If it still doesn’t work, try after this procedure with Wallpaper under Settings. Let me know if it works.

    • Just a reminder that Winterboard should be downloaded from Cydia. You can also search for 3GS Battery in Cydia as well and make it work in your 3G, using Winterboard too!!!!

    • et certainly does work! but my lock & home screen are the same.. i want to change that. do you kno how?

  4. i have a iphone 3g and i don’t know how to change my homescreen can someone help me

  5. i have an iphone 3g and it is all up to date and i still can not figure out how to change my homescreen…pleeease help im getting so tired of the black and boringness

  6. hey can anyone tell how can i change the back ground image where we get numbers(123456789)

  7. I have iPhone 3G and I have updated 4.0 but still I can’t change my home screen. Can I know why and is there any other way to change home screen?

    I look forward to hear from you soon.

  8. I have the 3G and I can not set as home screen

  9. apple will never let you do that you can only do that on 4 and 3gs

  10. will there be an update so i can have my wallpaper as my background wallpaper? if so when?

  11. 3g can I have one with 4.0.1

  12. The current update firmware 4.0.1 does work on the 3g,3gs and the new iphone 4 however the firmware is limited to 3g,in other words not all features work(eg:being able to change home screen wallpaper)… due to the reason that performance is reduced by the new update therefore complicating other problems,3gs and Iphone 4 can however run on full feature as approved.For 3g users who updated to 4.0.1 your best chance roll back to 4.0 update were all features will work,unless you jailbreak and get apps which will enable this as well.

  13. I updated my iphone 3G to 4.0.1 and still wasn’t able to change the background. Help please!?!

  14. this does not work on mine even with the new update any body no why?

  15. If you want to have back ground on your iphone 3G, 3GS 1st or 2nd Gen there are options to do this. However you will need a jailbroken iphone. If you have a jail broken iphone, you should know how to search cydia by now for certain apps. Search desktop, and bammm nice little app that allows you to set pics to all 3. I have used it for quite some time, and is very easy to use even for non tech… Iphone users….

  16. Hi, this feature is not going to be released for the iphone 3G, only for the 3GS and upwards as it produces too many performance problems according to apple’s CEO

  17. Well.. my friend just bought a 3G and she was able to change her background
    it gave her options to select lock screen or main bg or both.

    my 3g doesn’t have that options. I can only change lock screen bg.

    I dont understand why the same 3G with same OS4 have different UIs

  18. Will not work with Iphone 3G. Can’t even change a wallpaper now..not to mention doens’t give the option of adding to home page or background

  19. mine will not do either

  20. I can’t get it to work on my iPhone 3G is there a way to solve this?

  21. If you’ll update the 3GS with the 4.0 firmware you can change the desktop screen to anything you want!

  22. It works on 3GS after upgrade to OS4 BUT it will not allow the background to be REMOVED….not an ideal user interface for something so simple… I simply want a LOCK image (showing owner details via an image I have – IfFound or others such output) BUT after upgrade the image was attributed to LOCK and HOME and sadly resulted in a poor experience- how to delete from use as HOME ?…seemingly cannot so need to set new walpaper for HOME only *something approximated black screen so icons show well…

  23. Cant do this on my ipod touch 2G either…. god apple just because we have older iphones/touches doesn’t mean you should restrict us from doing that :/

  24. it doesn’t work on my 3GS either.

  25. Me neither! Is this only applicable for iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS?

  26. I can’t do this on my Iphone 3g… should it be available on 3g or not ?

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