How to Enable Shuffle Wallpaper on iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 17.0.1

Last Updated on Jun 18, 2022

With the new ios 16, you can do much more with your phone than just use it for primary purposes. Yes, you read it right! Apple is here with its brand new ios 16 feature, and we cannot stop drooling over it. While there have been a lot of advancements and improvements in iPhones so far, the ios 16 brings you some cool features related to your lock screen.

However, before announcing those cool new features, let us talk about how essential lock screens are for phones. Well, it is the first thing you see when you touch your phone. So whatever you want to do, be it making a call or playing a game, the first thing you do is open your phone. And whenever you unlock your phone, you see your lock screen. For the longest time, ios users had to deal with issues regarding the lock screen since many features were unavailable. However, now with several features, you can use easily on your device, ios 16 brings you the most exciting lock screen features.

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Let us go about these features one by one and see what all ios 16 has to offer!

Can You Have Multiple Pictures on iPhone Lock Screen?

Well, the good news is yes! On the new ios 16 devices, you can have multiple pictures on your phone’s lock screen. This means that now you can have a set of pictures on your phone which will automatically shuffle on your phone as lock screen wallpapers. Isn’t this new feature absolutely cool? Let’s just say that now you don’t have to be your time choosing one particular lock screen wallpaper. Depending on your choice and preference, you can have as many lock screen wallpapers as you want. To know more about how this will play out let’s see some other related questions.

Can you shuffle a photo album on the iPhone lock screen? Yes

Well, you would know the answer to this question since we have already discussed this above. You can shuffle a photo album on your iPhone as a lock screen. Let’s see how to do this.

Step 1:– Step one would require you to open your phone so that the lock screen wallpaper is displayed.

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Step 2:– press the lock screen on your phone until you see an option below the screen that says customize. Right next to the tab that says customize, you will find an option with a symbol of Plus (+). Click on the symbol, and it will take you to your phone’s wallpaper menu.


Step 3:-  as soon as the gallery of images opens, you will find an option on the top of your screen that says Photoshuffle. Click on the opportunity. 


Step 4:- as soon as you click on the photo shuffle options, you will be directed to a photo gallery or a photo library. This will show all your photo albums that are available on your phone and a lot of other cool photo albums as well. All you have to do now is click on all the pictures you want to display on your lock screen. You can take as many as you want. You can even make a theme out of all the pictures you choose. 


Step 5:- Once you’ve selected the pictures, click on the sign on the top of your screen that says add. And there you go. All the pictures that you have selected will now be displayed on your lock screen as various lock screen wallpapers. 


How to change shuffle frequency on the iPhone lock screen?

Well, this is a fair question to ask, considering we prefer some photos on a lock screen more than others. iOS 16 also has a very cool feature that will help you change the shuffle frequency of the lock screen wallpapers on your device. 

What this implies is that you can change the frequency. You can either keep the lock screen wallpaper for an hour and then let it change or even for a day. If you want, you can have a new lock screen wallpaper every time you open your phone. Yes, you read it right now. All of these can be customized and be made as per your choice. Let’s see how to change the shuffle frequency on iPhone with regard to lock screen wallpapers.

Step 1:- Open your phone such that the lock screen is displayed.

Step 2:- you will find at the bottom of your screen three dots. Click on these three dots.


Step 3:- this will open a menu box for you, and you will see an option that says shuffle frequency. Click on shuffle frequency.

Step 4:- you will now see a drop-down menu with a few options such as daily, hourly, On tap or On Wake, etc.

Step 5:- choose the Option you want for your iPhone and there you go!

With this feature, you can have a new lock screen wallpaper every day, every hour, or every time you unlock your phone. This feature by Apple is indeed a boost to its current features because we all have different preferences, don’t we? 

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And this feature takes that into account. Another feature to note here is that merely tapping on the lock screen will change the Wallpaper. So you don’t even have to unlock your phone. Just keep your phone such that the lock screen is displayed and tap anywhere on the screen, and tada! you have a new lock screen wallpaper!

How to change the shuffle photo manually on lock screen?

We can change the photo on the lock screen using Finger Tap after selecting the shuffle wallpaper option and set on-screen. In Other possibilities, it will automatically update or change as we lock the screen and wake it using the side power button or While Raise to wake display each time. follow the below steps,

  1. On your iPhone Lock screen, Touch and Hold on Wallpaper to Edit. Click on Customize Option.
  2. Next, Tap on the Three Dot icon option > Tap on Shuffle Frequency.change-wallpaper-shuffle-frequency-time-on-iphone-lock-screen
  3. See the Option to change the Wallpaper on Wake and on Tap. 
  4. Using the Option for shuffle wallpaper, we can manually change the lock screen wallpaper on the iPhone.

How to Change Shuffle Frequency on iPhone Lock screen?

To Change shuffle frequency on the iPhone lock screen, we have the Option to change it automatically on “Daily”, “Hourly” or On user’s action like “On Wake” or “On Tap”.

To change the Wallpaper Shuffle frequency settings on the lock screen, Put your iPhone screen in edit mode by Touch and Hold on the Wallpaper screen > Customize > Tap on More Option > Shuffle Frequency: Daily, Hourly, On Wake, and On Tap.

Can you have multiple pictures on the iPhone lock screen?

Let me summarize this question, We can set multiple pictures from our Photos app for Wallpaper, but we can’t set more than one Wallpaper at a time on the lock screen. 


This feature is called shuffle wallpaper on the lock screen. Steps are given in this tutorial.

Can you shuffle a photo album on iPhone Lock Screen? 

Yes, we can directly select your Album created in the Photos app as a Lock screen Wallpaper. Then it will change on your Frequency settings. 

Choose Shuffle Wallpaper Type if you haven’t created it yet. or Edit on the Shuffle Wallpaper screen, Touch and Hold on Wallpaper. and See the More Option at the bottom right corner, See the Shuffle Frequency Wallpaper Option > Daily, Hourly, On Wake, or On Tap.

That’s it.

Can I edit or Remove Pictures from Shuffle Wallpaper on iPhone

Once you have a lock screen that has multiple pictures on Shuffle, you can do much more such as adding widgets, Weather report,s etc. 

What you can also do is manually shuffle these photos on your lock screen. 

For this, open your phone such that the lock screen is displayed. At the bottom of your screen, you will find an option with 6 dots at the left corner. Click on this option, which will show you all the images you have selected for your photo shuffle option for your lock screen. 

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If you have selected say 4 options all of those images will be displayed here, if you have selected 10 images then those 10 images will be displayed here. 

You can add images from here “Add photos“, remove images that you no longer want to be seen as your lock screen wallpaper, and even change the current lock screen wallpaper. Remember to use this feature. You don’t have to open any setting or any other app or browser on your device. All you have to do is choose an option that is already there on your lock screen.

What are the Other Lock Screen Wallpaper for iPhone?

You can do many other things to your lock screen wallpaper to customize it as per your choice. iOS 16 offers many options, such as choosing a solid or gradient color as lock screen wallpaper. If you do not like Fancy stuff on the lock screen wallpaper, this Option is best for you. You will be shown a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. There are also a lot of dynamic designs that are available to be put as lockscreen wallpapers. 

Another lesser-known feature is that of emoji lock screen wallpaper. To see how this plays out, all you have to do is go to ‘add new‘ wallpaper option and choose the Option that says emojis. You can select up to 6 different emojis that will be displayed on your lock screen. If you don’t want all the six different emojis to be displayed, then go ahead and choose just one emoji. Once you have selected all the emojis, they will automatically be depicted on the screen and shown in fun patterns. As you swipe your screen, you will find your collected emojis displayed in different patterns. Remember these patterns are built and you don’t have to work additionally to arrange them. Tapping on the three on the lock screen wallpaper will also enable you to customize the background color of the lock screen with emojis.

The significant thing to understand here is that with the new iOS 16, you can do much more on your iPhone lock screen. You can keep it quirky if you like, or keep it basic if that is your choice. All the features are extremely accessible and available on the tips of the fingers. You don’t have to surf through your phone setting to find how to change the lock screen. 

Everything can be done within seconds with the new lock screen features presented by iOS 16. 

From keeping weather display as your lock screen wallpaper of your current location to keeping your favourite emojis as your lock screen wallpaper, from choosing the photo shuffle options and keeping your favourite memories as your lock screen wallpaper to going with a single solid colour for your lock screen wallpaper- you can do pretty much everything you like and anything you want. Needless to say, experimentation is the key and why not when it is so easy! 

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