This is the easiest way to manage multiple wallpapers at once on iPhone and iPad

Modifying your iPhone wallpaper is a simple way to give it a different touch and personalize the experience with the device. Many users enjoy updating their wallpapers regularly, but this can result in a lot of wallpaper clutter in the iPhone or iPad unlock menu.

Keeping these images is not only unnecessary, but it also contributes to our device being more disorganized and the settings of each of these home and lock screens taking up space. Below, we offer you a way to clean up those old iPhone or iPad wallpapers, optimizing your space and keeping your device more organized.

Delete old wallpapers

Contrary to what you might expect, iOS does not allow direct removal of wallpapers through the Settings app, where they are normally configured. The action of adding new wallpapers is possible from the settings, however, to delete them, it is necessary to go to the lock screen of the iPhone or iPad.

Step by step to remove wallpapers on iPhone or iPad:

  1. Access the lock screen: Start by activating your device's lock screen. This is done easily, press the side button to put the iPhone into sleep mode and then press it again to wake up the device.
  2. Browse the different wallpapers: Once on the lock screen, long press the current background (make sure your iPhone is unlocked to perform this step). Scroll back and forth to see previously used wallpapers.
  3. Remove wallpapers: Once you've found a background you want to remove, swipe up on it. The delete icon should then appear, usually represented by a trash can circled in red. Tap this icon and confirm your decision by selecting the option to eliminate the wallpaper in question.

It is important to make it clear that this wallpaper removal process does not affect the images original stored on your iPhone. If you've used a personal photo as your background and decide to remove it from your lock screen, the image will remain in your Photos app. However, if you previously deleted the original photo and then decide to delete the wallpaper, the image will be permanently lost.

Since iOS doesn't offer a direct way to save a lock screen wallpaper to the Photos app, a workaround could be to take a screenshot of your lock screen. However, this is not an ideal solution as the captured image will include overlapping elements such as date and time.

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Keep your iPhone well organized

Managing wallpapers on your iPhone is a detail that often goes unnoticed by most users, but it really reflects the level of organization of the device. By deleting wallpapers you no longer use, you not only free up space on your device, but you also contribute to a cleaner, more organized user experience. Remember, as long as you keep the original images safe in your Photos app, you won't have to worry about losing photos when you delete a wallpaper.