Set Up Live Photos As A Background

Live photos are a popular camera feature on the iPhone. Recordings are saved here in several sequences. With a small setting, a live photo can also be set up as the background of your iPhone.

To set up a moving background image, you need an iPhone with 3D Touch, i.e. at least an iPhone 6s and iOS 13. The animated wallpapers do not work on devices without 3D Touches such as the first iPhone SE or iPhone XR. The animations are only available on the lock screen, not on the home screen.

Set live photos as background

How to set up a live photo as the background for your iPhone:

  1. First, create a photo with a live effect.
  2. Then open the settings of your iPhone.
  3. Scroll down to find the Wallpaper option.
  4. Press Choose New Background.
  5. In the lower part of the screen, you will find your photo collection on your iPhone. Select the Live Photos area here.
  6. In the new window, select the motif that you want to set up as a background.
  7. Set up the appropriate image section for your wallpaper.
  8. Then choose Save.

In addition to your live photos, you will also find some predefined background animations in the “Live” area.

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Live photo background not moving?

The live photo can also be set up as wallpaper for the home screen but without animation. The motif is only visible as a still image.

If the background doesn’t move on the lock screen, make sure that the 3D touch function is turned on. To activate the movement effect, you also have to touch the screen.

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