lock screen vs. wallpaper

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by s1w, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. s1w macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    I only seem to be able to change the lock screen background and not the general wallpaper. I use different themes that change the wallpaper but even when not using a theme it seems like I can't change the wallpaper.

    Any ideas?
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    You can't really change the wallpaper for the icons screen on a non jailbroken device. The only available change is the lock screen wallpaper.
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    The lock screen IS what Apple calls the wallpaper. What you call the general screen is the home screen with icons, it has a background which is what you want to change. Well you can't yet unless you jailbrake your iPhone.
  4. DPA macrumors 65816


    He is jailbroken if he is using themes. And the lockscreen has a wallpaper, the lockscreen is not the wallpaper. The lockscreen includes a wallpaper, time, date, and a slider.

    You should be able to change the wallpaper even if you have a theme on. If you can't for some reason, follow this tutorial to setup Fugu with OpenSSH to change the wallpaper of the theme to the wallpaper you want. If you have any questions, then post here and someone else or I will post a response to the best of our ability.

  5. s1w thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008

    When I change the wallpaper in "settings" it only changes the "lock screen" wallpaper, nothing else. It's just black unless I apply a theme.

    I'd like to avoid ssh-ing into my phone and moving files etc. Is there another way to change the wallpaper under the icons and or instead of the lock screen?


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