Best iPhone Wallpapers in 2023

A close up of an iPhone 14 with vibrant wallpaper displaying a Formula One car.
(Image credit: Future)

Adding the best iPhone wallpapers are a great way of customizing your device, while also making it feel new again. It's super easy, frequently free, and there's a seemingly never-ending supply of wallpapers to choose from. With iOS 16 well-established, you can also customize your lock screen with fonts that work well for you, with high hopes for iOS 17 to enrich that even further.

It's possible to choose any wallpaper you like for your iPhone with plenty of place storage find them. From Pinterest to Unsplash and Reddit, your options can range from a gorgeous landscape to photos of the cutest cats or your favorite sports teams. To help you figure out where to look, here are the best iPhone wallpapers around.

Which iPhone wallpapers are best? Size and resolution

Apple's wallpaper sizes vary depending on the model. The best iPhone, the iPhone 14 Pro is 1179x2556px, while the Pro Max is 1290x2796px. The ratio is generally 19:5:9 so all the wallpapers featured here will typically be the right size for your device. As with any image, the higher the resolution, the more detail you'll get and the better the image quality will be, so aim high where possible.

Where to find iPhone Wallpapers

It's bordering on intimidating how many places you can check out new iPhone wallpapers. That's why we've picked out a few great places to find the perfect high quality image for your iPhone. Get things just how you like them in time for the iPhone 15 to launch soon.


Unsplash is packed full of royalty-free images that you can use for anything. All the images there are taken by actual photographers and are high resolution. To help you narrow things down, Unsplash helpfully has a Wallpapers section on its home page. For your iPhone, seek out the HD Wallpapers page which has a dedicated iPhone section. Unsplash also lets you choose the download resolution of the image you want, so you're guaranteed to get a large image that won't appear pixelated on your iPhone.

Unsplash iPhone wallpapers [Wallpaper 1 | Wallpaper 2 | Wallpaper 3]

iPhone wallpapers from Unsplash

(Image credit: Future)


Pixabay has a library of over 10,000 royalty-free iPhone wallpapers in HD and 4K. Unlike Unsplash, it has a bit more variety when it comes to abstract art and illustrations as well as offering real-life photos. It has filters for size, orientation, and even color, so you can find wallpapers based on a particular aesthetic you're aiming for. It's also possible to mix and match colors to get really specific with what you're looking for.

Pixabay iPhone wallpapers [Wallpaper 1 | Wallpaper 2 | Wallpaper 3]

iPhone wallpapers from Unsplash

(Image credit: Future)


Pexels may have a slightly silly name but with nearly 80,000 photos in its iPhone wallpapers section, it's worth checking out. They're all really high quality if a little "moodier" at first glance compared to other options. If you want really bright colors that pop on screen, this may not be where you should look, but it's certainly appealing.

Pexels iPhone wallpapers [Wallpaper 1 | Wallpaper 2 | Wallpaper 3]

iPhone wallpapers from Unsplash

(Image credit: Future)


iPhone wallpapers from pinterest

(Image credit: Future)

Pinterest is always great for finding the right aesthetic and that continues with iPhone wallpaper ideas. It's so vast, it's worth being really specific. Rather than just searching for "iPhone wallpapers", narrow it down to what you're looking for such as "cars", "football" or "adorable puppies". The quality can vary a lot which is Pinterest's main downfall but it's still worth browsing through.

Pinterest iPhone wallpapers [Wallpaper 1 | Wallpaper 2 | Wallpaper 3]

If you have a very specific idea in mind, you can always create your own wallpaper on your iPhone using an app like Canva. Alternatively, you could use a great photo you've taken on your iPhone instead.

If you've found the perfect wallpaper and not sure what to do next, we can guide you through how to change the wallpaper on your iPhone in a matter of moments.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9