Changing the look of your Lock screen or Home screen wallpaper is a great way to make your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus feel more personal — more uniquely you. It's also one of the few ways iOS can be customized! While you can always use your own photos for wallpaper, there are also apps in the App Store that help you find and optimize wallpapers specifically for your 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen. So, whether you want something completely new, or something improved, here are the best iPhone apps for wallpaper.
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Wallax has long been one of my favorite wallpaper apps and even was one of the first apps to fix the wallpaper layout issue in iOS 7. Since then Wallax has been updated with tons of new features including the ability to make your own custom gradient wallpapers, add all kinds of effects including blur, bokeh, text, patterns, and much more. Wallax handles scaling and resizing for you so you know it'll be the perfect fit regardless what device you're using.
If you like making your own gradient wallpapers, or prefer just tweaking your own images, Wallax is hands down the best option.
- $0.99 - Download Now
Wallpapers Plus for iOS 8
Wallpapers Plus dishes up around 200 new wallpapers every day for you to browse through. You can sort through tons of categories and lots of beautiful high resolution images. Wallpapers Plus also has a nice preview animation that lets you see exactly how your wallpaper will appear when the parallax effect in iOS is enabled.
For great high resolution images that are ready to apply and use, Wallpapers Plus has hundreds of new options daily.
- Free with IAP - Download Now
Pimp Your Screen
Pimp Your Screen lets you search not only wallpapers, but many Lock screen add-ons such as calendars and other kinds of overlays. If you like wallpapers with effects, Pimp Your Screen also has wallpapers that add shelves, depth, and other kinds of icon outlines. You can also choose to use and edit your own photos for use as backgrounds. If you want a complete package, you can easily select themes which come with already paired matching wallpapers and Lock screen graphics.
If you want to add more depth and personalization, or want complete Home and Lock theme packages, check out Pimp Your Screen.
- $1.99 - Download Now
10,000+ LockScreens with ActiveBlur
10,000+ LockScreens scours the internet for any and all images, including Google image search, which is where I've found the best luck with wallpapers in the past. Just search for a keyword and 10,000+ LockScreens serves up tons of results. You can then add a blur effect with different levels of intensity if you'd like. You can preview in-app so you get an idea of exactly what your Lock screen will look like before you even save the image.
If you're more concerned with Lock screens than anything else and want an easy way to blur and save, 10,000+ LockScreens with ActiveBlur is for you.
- Free with IAP - Download Now
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