Can You Get A Live Wallpaper With Sound On iPhone?

Customization features are essential to personalizing your iPhone experience. One way you can make your device feel uniquely yours is through Live and Dynamic Wallpapers. But is there a method for adding unique sounds to your Home and Lock screens?

Unfortunately, you can’t add sounds to a Live or Dynamic Wallpaper on the iPhone. Some Live and Dynamic Wallpapers will play sound when you preview them. However, these previews are video recordings, and you won’t hear sound when you actually install the Wallpaper.

You’ll love adding custom Live and Dynamic Wallpapers if you’ve never tried it before. But there are a few important things to keep in mind before diving in head first. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Live and Dynamic Wallpapers.

What Is a Live Wallpaper on an iPhone?

Apple Computers iPhone 11 Pro featuring motion screensaver

Modifying your iPhone wallpaper is an easy way to breathe life into your smartphone and personalize your experience. Dynamic and Live Wallpapers can take your iPhone (on Amazon) to the next level.

These wallpapers add movement to your home and lock screens with flashy animations, but there are a few differences to keep in mind:

  • Live Wallpapers: Live Wallpapers act as still images and come to life with a long press on the screen. Live Wallpapers activate with a long press on the 3D Touch screen and start to move around.

    They’re are usually available on the iPhone 6S model or newer (or models that simulate the software). However, the animations only work on the iPhone Lock screen. Live Wallpapers act as still images on the Home Screen.
  • Dynamic Wallpapers: Dynamic Wallpapers act like short video clips that play on a loop, somewhat like a GIF. These wallpapers work on the Home screen and the Lock screen. Dynamic Wallpapers don’t need the 3D Touch screen feature to work, meaning they can run on any model using iOS 7 or newer. You can’t add personal Dynamic Wallpapers.

Can iPhone Live Wallpapers Have Sound?

Unfortunately, adding Live or Dynamic Wallpaper with sound to the iPhone Home screen or Lock screen is not feasible. Apple doesn’t enable sound for screen wallpapers.

Dynamic and Live Wallpapers only provide animation and nothing else.

What About Wallpapers That Preview With Sound?

Some Live and Dynamic Wallpapers will play sound when you preview them. Unfortunately, these previews are video recordings, and you will not hear sound when you install the wallpaper on your iPhone.

Live and Dynamic Wallpapers only include animations since Apple doesn’t support wallpaper audio.

How to Add Live Wallpapers on iPhone

Adding Live Wallpaper or Dynamic Wallpaper to your iPhone is a straightforward process that doesn’t take much time at all. Here are the steps to get you started.

How to Add Dynamic Wallpaper and Live Wallpaper on the iPhone

  1. Click ‘Settings.’ Then select ‘Wallpaper.’ Finally, click ‘Choose a New Wallpaper.’
  2. Select ‘Dynamic‘ or ‘Live,’ depending on the type of wallpaper you want to add to your iPhone.
  3. You can see a full-screen preview of the wallpaper you have in mind by tapping it. For Live Wallpapers, long-press the screen to see the animation. For Dynamic Wallpapers, wait a moment, and it will move on its own.
  4. Click ‘Set‘ when you’re satisfied with your wallpaper selection.
  5. Determine your wallpaper preferences by clicking ‘Set Lock Screen,’ ‘Set Home Screen,’ or ‘Set Both.’

How to Use Dynamic and Live Wallpapers on the iPhone

Iphone wallpaper

After you add your preferred wallpaper, you can use the steps below to see it animate:

  1. First, lock your iPhone. Depending on the model, you can press the on/off buttons on the top or right-hand side of your device.
  2. Click the screen or raise your iPhone to wake it up. Don’t unlock your iPhone yet.
  3. Your screen will animate, depending on the type of wallpaper you have:
  • Dynamic Wallpapers: Wait for Dynamic Wallpapers to animate. These wallpapers will animate on the Lock or Home screens without any additional actions.
  • Live Wallpapers: Long-press the screen on the Lock screen until the wallpaper starts animating. Live Wallpaper only animates from the Lock screen.

How to Add Live Photos as Wallpaper

There are pre-installed Live Wallpapers on the iPhone, but you can also use Live Photos as Live Wallpapers. You’ll need to have a Live Photo on your phone before starting. Follow these steps to begin:

  1. Click ‘Settings.’ Then select ‘Wallpaper.’ Finally, click ‘Choose a New Wallpaper.’
  2. Click the ‘Live Photos‘ album.
  3. Find a Live Photo you like and select it.
  4. Click ‘Set‘ when you are satisfied with your wallpaper selection.
  5. Determine your wallpaper preferences by clicking ‘Set Lock Screen,’ ‘Set Home Screen,’ or ‘Set Both.’

Now you can view your new Live Wallpaper from the Home or Lock screens. However, as a Live Wallpaper, this feature will only animate when you long-press it from the Lock screen.