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One of the biggest new features in iOS 16 is a completely redesigned iPhone Lock Screen. The new Lock Screen is entirely customizable, letting you change the colors and fonts, add widgets and new wallpapers, and more to make your iPhone uniquely yours.

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Of course, even before iOS 16, you could customize your Lock Screen with a wallpaper of your choice. iOS 16 takes the Lock Screen wallpaper experience even further by introducing a new effect to images. With iOS 16, users can choose a new multilayered effect for wallpapers so that the subject of the photos is set in front of the time, creating a depth effect.


iOS 16 will automatically suggest wallpaper photos for you based on your own personal Photos library, but some users may want even more choices. To help, we've rounded up five apps to check out that offer wallpapers that work with iOS 16's new Lock Screen depth effect.


Note: All apps are free to download and use, but most offer in-app purchases for an ad-free experience and to unlock premium wallpapers.

In addition to new depth effect wallpapers, users can customize the font and color of the time and date on the Lock Screen. Additionally, users can now add widgets to their Lock Screen, offering timely information without needing to unlock their phone. A growing number of third-party apps have introduced iOS 16 Lock Screen widget support, and you can check some of the early additions in our guide.

Article Link: Five Wallpaper Apps to Check Out for iOS 16's New Lock Screen Depth Effect
 
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cateye

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Unless MR can validate and guarantee these apps for it's user base, they should not be recommending them. These types of apps are riddled with ads, spam, in app purchases and other junk. I stay very far away.

Oh, not to worry, Apple has been telling us for years that the App Store is all about safety, not at all about profit, so you should be able to install anything you like without concern.
 

cocky jeremy

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You had me at Cats.

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P.S. Don't judge me people!!
I'd be the last person able to judge you on that.. lol.

This effect still annoys me cus sometimes I have the perfect photo for it yet it won’t recognize the depth. Then I tweak it a slight bit and it works but I can never tell what causes it to work

Same. Some pictures work perfectly, others don't work at all. All taken the same way.
 
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LoveTo

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I feel that the cat wallpaper is a bad choice considering Apple now puts the clock behind the cat’s paw. It would’ve been a great wallpaper previously when it looked like cat was reaching for the floating clock.
 

Mr. Awesome

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This effect still annoys me cus sometimes I have the perfect photo for it yet it won’t recognize the depth. Then I tweak it a slight bit and it works but I can never tell what causes it to work
It usually has to do with how the photo is positioned. Apple is very strict with how much of the time you can cover before it disables the depth effect, unlike the Watch Portraits face, which is more flexible.
 
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Graphikos

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I haven't played with this much but why when I add widgets I can no longer use the "Depth Effect"? Anyone else experience this?
 
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