How To Delete A Wallpaper on iPhone in iOS 17

Vineet Maheshwari

Changing, customizing, or deleting wallpapers on an iPhone is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to personalize your device and give it a fresh new look. With the release of iOS 17, Apple has introduced various wallpaper options and customization features, allowing users to express themselves in unique ways. But sometimes you might also get bored of the same old wallpaper that you have been using, you might feel like deleting it. Worry not, as I am here to guide you through it. In this article, I am going to show you how to delete a wallpaper on your iOS 17 running devices.Let’s get started.

A wallpaper is the background image on your iPhone’s home screen and lock screen. It adds a personal touch to your device and can be an image, photo, or graphic. IPhone has be upgraded to a point where we get different kinds of wallpaper such as Dynamic wallpapers, still wallpaper and live wallpapers.

  • Dynamic Wallpapers: Dynamic wallpapers are animated backgrounds that react to device movements. They change subtly, giving your device a more interactive feel.
  • Still Wallpapers: Still wallpapers are static images that remain fixed on your screen without any animation.
  • Live Wallpapers: Live wallpapers are a combination of dynamic and still wallpapers. They animate when you force-press the screen.

Why delete your wallpaper on iOS 17?

Everyone has their own personal reasons for deleting their wallpaper. Let just say that it depends on their mood. But there are some common reasons that I came across. Let me list it down for you.

  1. Outdated: The wallpaper may be outdated, and you want something fresh.
  2. Too Busy: Some wallpapers might be too busy or distracting.
  3. Optimization: Removing unused wallpapers can help optimize storage and performance.
  4. Try new: Some might always want to try out something different other than the regular wallpaper.

How to delete a wallpaper on iPhone iOS 17?

  1. Unlock your iPhone device running iOS 17 with face id or touch id.
  2. To access the wallpaper gallery, long-press on the Lock Screen of your iPhone.
  3. This bring up a menu that allows you to customize various aspects of your device, including wallpapers.
  4. After entering the wallpaper gallery, you’ll be presented with a collection of wallpapers.
  5. Swipe through the gallery and find the wallpaper you want to delete.
  6. Once you’ve located it, tap on it to select it for deletion.
  7. Once the wallpaper is selected, swipe upwards on the image. This action will reveal a red trash can icon on the screen, indicating that you can delete the wallpaper.
  8. To confirm the deletion, tap on the red trash can icon.
  9. A confirmation message will appear, asking if you want to delete the selected wallpaper.
  10. Tap Delete This Wallpaper to proceed with the deletion.

The steps given above may change slightly based on the iPhone model you are using. Note that once you confirm the deletion of a wallpaper, it is permanently removed from your device, and you cannot recover it unless you have a backup of your iPhone.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Vineet Maheshwari is a passionate blogger and relationship oriented digital marketing consultant with over 10 years of experience in SEO, PPC management, web analytics, domain investing, affiliate marketing and digital strategy. He has helped high tech brands connect with customers in an engaging manner, thereby ensuring that high quality leads are generated over time.
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