Changing the wallpaper or background on your iPhone and iPad is a great way to update the appearance of your device, especially with the Dark Mode Apple wallpaper options to choose from. You need to have your device updated to at least iOS 13 or iPadOS 13. It’s best to update to iOS 14 or higher if you are looking to stay up to date.
By using special wallpapers provided by Apple, they will automatically operate in both light and dark modes.
Let’s get started finding and changing our device’s wallpaper to a Dark Mode option.
This is for the iPhone and iPad
First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:
Next, tap the Wallpaper option. See below image:
Now, in its settings, tap the Choose a New Wallpaper option. See following image:
On the Choose screen, tap the Stills category. Refer to below image:
In the Stills category, select a wallpaper that includes the dark mode icon. This looks like several concentric circles with the center cut out of them. If you scroll down, you will notice stills without the icon; these will not work for our purposes. See below image:
The wallpapers with the dark and light mode icon will change automatically between dark and light versions when dark or light mode is activated.
Once you have selected a still, tap the Set option. See following image:
Now, decide whether you want to see the wallpaper on your Lock screen, Home screen, or both; or Cancel your selection. Refer to below image:
Next, exit Settings and switch from light to dark mode (or vice versa) by opening Control Center, (swipe down from upper right-hand corner in iOS 14 or higher). Now, hold down the brightness slider, and tap the dark or light mode button to switch modes. After you switch, you will notice that the wallpaper you set changes automatically to match.
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