Using the depth effect on the lock screen in iOS 16 is one of the new features that Apple introduced to enhance the personalization of your iPhone. This feature creates a layered look, making the subject of your wallpaper appear in front of the time, adding depth to your lock screen. Here’s how to use it:
How to use depth effect on your iOS 16 lock screen
- Update to iOS 16: First, ensure your iPhone is updated to iOS 16. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” to check for updates and install iOS 16 if you haven’t already.
- Choose or Take a Photo: The depth effect works best with photos that have a clear subject in the foreground. You can use a photo from your gallery or take a new one.
- Set Up Your Lock Screen:
- Press and hold on the lock screen to enter the lock screen customization mode.
- Swipe to an empty lock screen to add a new one, or choose an existing one to edit.
Add Your Photo:
- Tap the “+” icon to add a new wallpaper, or tap on an existing wallpaper to edit it.
- Choose the photo you want to use from your photo library.
Apply the Depth Effect:
- Once you’ve selected your photo, iOS 16 automatically applies the depth effect if it detects it can do so with your chosen photo.
- You’ll notice that parts of the photo, typically the subject, are displayed in front of the time, creating a layered 3D effect.
Adjust the Photo:
- You can move and scale your photo to better fit the screen and enhance the depth effect. Make sure the subject of your photo is positioned well with respect to the time display.
Customize Further (Optional):
- iOS 16 also allows further customization of the lock screen, such as changing the font and color of the time and date, adding widgets, and more.
Set Your Lock Screen:
- Once you’re satisfied with the look, tap “Done” or “Set as Wallpaper Pair” to apply the new lock screen.
Check the Effect:
- Lock your iPhone and wake it up to see the new lock screen with the depth effect in action.
Note: The effectiveness of the depth effect can vary depending on the photo. It works best with images where the subject is clearly defined and stands out from the background. Some photos may not be suitable for this effect.
This feature adds a unique touch to your iPhone, making the lock screen more engaging and personal.