How to Change the Background in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

While the iPhone 5 is a very capable device that can perform a lot of different tasks, it hasn’t overlooked the aesthetic elements that you can use to make your phone your own. This customization occurs in several different locations, but perhaps the one that offers the biggest visual change is the background, or wallpaper, displayed behind all of your app icons.

These can be changed to one of many default options, or even to your own personal pictures stored on your camera roll. So if you want to use a different background on your iOS 7 iPhone 5, you can follow the steps below.


Changing the Wallpaper in iOS 7

This is a feature that has been available on the iPhone 5 for a while, but iOS 7 introduced dynamic wallpapers, which have a bit of movement that provides a different look to your home screens. Switching to a dynamic or still background is accomplished in the same way, so we will show you the steps needed to switch your background in iOS 7.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Wallpapers & Brightness option.

open the wallpapers and brightness menu



Step 3: Touch one of the images under Choose Wallpaper. It doesn’t matter which one, this simply brings you to the wallpaper menu.

touch one of the wallpaper images



Step 4: This menu allows you to select the location of the image that you want to use for the background, but we are going to select the Dynamic option to try out one of the new wallpapers.

touch the dynamic thumbnail



Step 5: Select the dynamic wallpaper that you want to use.

select the wallpaper that you want to use



Step 6: Touch the Set button at the bottom of the screen.

how to change the background in ios 7 on the iphone 5



Step 7: Touch the Set Home Screen button.

touch the set home screen button




If you’d previously been frustrated that you couldn’t check the time of a text message, then you will be happy to know that you can now view a date stamp for text messages in iOS 7.

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