How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

Playing with wallpapers can be fun, especially if you have some amazing depth effect ones. However, we often try too many options. If you’re like that, it’s time for cleanup. Follow the guide to delete wallpapers on iPhone with iOS 16.

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

You can add 200 custom lock screens, so it’s not about running out of space. But we have to remove wallpapers in iOS 16 for quicker access, better organization, and peace of mind.

How to Delete Lock Screen Wallpaper on iPhone

Apple introduced Lock Screen customization in iOS 16, allowing users to delete wallpapers. However, bulk deletion is not supported. Additionally, deleting images from Photos does not affect the wallpaper. Here’s how you can delete wallpapers on iOS 16:

Step 1: Long-press the Lock Screen to open the Wallpaper gallery.

Note: This doesn’t work if you’re using a passcode. Use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock the iPhone.

Step 2: Swipe left or right to find the wallpaper you want to delete.

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Step 3: Swipe up the wallpaper.

Step 4: Tap the Delete icon.

Step 5: Next, tap Delete This Wallpaper to confirm.

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16 How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

Thankfully, the process is straightforward. However, we have a trick to save you time and energy.

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Replace the old wallpaper instead of deleting it. This way, you get rid of the old wallpaper without needing to delete it.

How to Replace iPhone Lock Screen Wallpapers in iOS 16

First, tap and hold the Lock Screen to open the Wallpaper gallery. Then, select the wallpaper you want to replace. Next, tap Customize. Finally, select Lock Screen.

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Tap the Library icon from the bottom-left of the screen.

Select the wallpaper you wish to add.

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Step 7: Adjust and tap Done.

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

Note: If you use different wallpapers for Lock Screen and Home Screen, select Home Screen in Step 4 to replace the Home Screen wallpaper.

Alternative Way to Replace iPhone Wallpaper

You can replace wallpaper from iPhone Settings. Here’s how:

– Step 1: Go to Settings and select Wallpaper.

– Step 2: Swipe left or right and select the wallpaper you want to replace.

– Step 3: Tap Customize (the left one for Lock Screen and the right one for Home Screen).

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Step 4: Select the Library icon from the bottom-left of the screen.

Step 5: Search and choose the wallpaper you want.

Step 6: Adjust if needed and tap Done.

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers From Photo Shuffle

To delete the Photo Shuffle album, follow these steps:

1. Tap and hold the Lock Screen to find the Photo Shuffle wallpaper.

2. Tap Customize and then Lock Screen.

3. Select the Photo Shuffle icon from the bottom-left corner.

Note: If you selected Use Featured Photos in the Photo Shuffle wallpaper, you can’t remove the pictures from the wallpapers.

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Step 4: Select from the bottom right.

Step 5: Choose the wallpapers to delete.

Step 6: Tap the Delete icon.

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Step 7: Select Done twice to confirm.

How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16 How to Delete iPhone Wallpapers on iOS 16

To change your wallpaper settings, go to Settings → Wallpapers → select the Photo Shuffle wallpaper → repeat steps 3 to 7 from above.

To add more wallpapers to the Photos Shuffle album, tap Add Photos → select the images → tap Done → Done again → and Done again to save the changes.

Sort and Delete Wallpapers on iPhone

Apple knows how to keep users engaged. There is a lot to explore from Lock Screen Widgets to auto-changing wallpapers. What is your favorite Lock Screen feature? What should be added in the next update? Share your take in the comments.

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