iOS 16: How to Create an Emoji Lock Screen Wallpaper


Apple has made some significant updates to its mobile operating system in iOS 16, which is presently in testing, including a full redesign of the Lock Screen interface.

Thanks to additional choices to apply distinctive fonts, colors, filters, and, for the first time, add widgets, an iPhone running iOS 16 may now be customized in ways that just weren’t possible before.

The ability to design an emoji-based wallpaper is one new feature in particular that is likely to be well-liked. Up to six emoji symbols, a layout style, and even a different backdrop color are all options for your wallpaper.


You may make an emoji wallpaper for your iPhone’s Lock Screen on iOS 16 by following the steps below.

  • Press and hold the Lock Screen after using Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your iPhone.
  • Swipe leftward all the way to the end and then hit Add New, or press the blue + icon.
  • In the top row of choices, tap the Emoji button.
  • Emoji picker: Add the emoji icons you want to appear in the wallpaper using the picker, then hit the X to exit the picker.
  • Lock Screen Emoji
  • To preview the various available layouts, including Small Grid, Medium Grid, Large Grid, Rings, and Spiral, swipe left and right.
  • In the bottom-right corner of the screen, hit the ellipsis button (three encircled dots), and then select Background from the pop-up menu.
  • Tap the X to end the color option after choosing a color and adjusting the slider to get the desired hue.
  • When you’re satisfied, select Done in the top-right corner of the screen. The Lock Screen you just made will then become active when you select it in the wallpaper gallery.
  • Lock Screen Emoji

Keep in mind that you may change the current Lock Screen at any moment by heading to Settings -> Wallpaper & Lock Screens or by long pressing the Lock Screen to bring up the gallery view.


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