How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

Posted in How To, iPad on 26/02/2018 by Chris Hauk


If you’re a new iPad owner, you may have noticed all of the beautiful wallpapers that are available for your new device. It’s easy to set your lock screen or your home screen to just about any image you’d like. Some work better than others, of course.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

It’s easy to use an image as wallpaper on your iPad, and it only take a few steps to set things up. Here’s how.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

Once you’ve downloaded an image you’d like to use as wallpaper on your iPad, do the following. (This works on your iPhone too, but the menus will look a bit different.)

1.) In the Settings app, tap the “Wallpaper” menu option in the left hand list.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

2.) In the Wallpaper menu on the right-hand part of the screen, tap “Choose a New Wallpaper.”

3.) On the next screen, you can choose to browse your device’s built-in Dynamic and Stills wallpapers, as well as your own personal photo albums to select a photo or other image as your iPad’s wallpaper.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

4.) Browse your album of choice until you find the image you wish to use. Tap the image.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

5.) You’ll now see a mockup of how the wallpaper will appear on your device’s lock screen. You can now pinch and swipe the image to adjust it’s size and positioning on the screen. Once everything looks good, tap the “Set Lock Screen,” “Set Home Screen,” or “Set Both” buttons to set the image as your wallpaper on your lock screen, home screen, or both, respectively. You can also tap “Cancel” if you decide to look for a different image.

How To Change Your iPad Wallpaper

6.) You will now see the selected image as the wallpaper for the screen(s) you selected when setting the new wallpaper. Enjoy.

This makes a great way to set your home or lock screen to your favorite images, including those of your family, favorite car, or even you favorite food.

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.