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How to Set Live Wallpaper on iPhone XR

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Live Wallpaper is a feature that Apple introduced with iPhone 6s and all iPhone users have been able to set this animation effect on their devices. It is however important to realize that even if you set the live wallpaper on the Home screen and the lock screen, the animation will only appear on the Lock screen with a firm press.

To say that this feature has been popular with iPhone users is an understatement as many have fully embraced this customization feature that gives them the ability to add a personal touch to the device's home screen. It is also worth noting that you can use live photos that you have taken as your Live Wallpaper.

Can you Use Live Wallpapers on iPhone XR?

This feature may have been introduced with the iPhone 6s, but it is not available on the iPhone XR. The main reason why you may not be able to use this feature on the iPhone XR is that the iPhone XR lacks the 3D Touch feature that is essential for Live wallpapers to be effective.

This is the main reason why some users have complained that the live photos they have selected as their live wallpapers appear as still photos on the lock screen of the iPhone XR or iPhone SE.

But iPhone XR and SE users still have the option to use dynamic wallpapers that can simulate motion. The biggest difference between dynamic wallpapers and live wallpapers is that you can't create your own dynamic wallpapers.

To use dynamic wallpaper on your iPhone XR or iPhone SE, follow these very simple steps;

Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then go to Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper

Step 2: Tap "Dynamic" and then select your preferred dynamic wallpapers

Step 3: Click "Set"

Dynamic wallpapers are different from live wallpapers in that they are essentially animated images that play on a loop and they also don't require 3D touch to work.

Dynamic Wallpapers for your iPhone XR

There are a lot of dynamic wallpapers online that you can download for your iPhone XR. The following are just some examples in different genres;

1. Abstract Wallpapers

These are great for you if you want an image that looks great, but isn't too detailed or takes some explaining. There is a reason some of the best art is abstract. Here's a great example of abstract wallpaper that might look great on your device.

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2. Animals

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Or do you generally just love animals. One of the best ways to express your love for the world's diverse fauna is to have an animal as your dynamic wallpaper. There are so many options to choose from. Here's one we thought looked particularly beautiful;

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3. Celebrities

Celebrity wallpapers are nothing new. But we've gone from having them on our actual walls to having them on our devices. As you can probably guess, there are as many celebrity wallpapers as there are celebrities. Here's a classic we think will never go out of style;

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4. Cars

Car wallpapers are obviously great if you love cars. It also doesn't hurt that you can find so many different models to suit your preferences. Here's great looking car dynamic wallpaper we found.

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Even if you are unable to set live wallpaper on your iPhone XR, dynamic wallpapers can still present a great way to customize your device to your preferences. These above are just a few examples from the millions of different types of Wallpapers for your iPhone XR. The fact that you can choose by genre ensures that all your interests are represented.

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