No matter how beautiful a wallpaper is, it tends to lose its charm after a while. And when that happens, your eyes feel like they’re facing the same dull home/lock screen over and over again out of sheer boredom. Although iOS offers an easy way to set wallpaper, the lack of an option to automatically change iPhone or iPad wallpaper has never failed to intrigue me. Literally. Is there a workaround to make this happen? It turns out that you can set your favorite wallpapers to change automatically thanks to a tedious but quite reliable hack!

Automatically change your iPhone or iPad wallpaper with just one click

So how does this hack work, and more importantly, what are the requirements for it? Well, it requires you to create a photo album with all the images you want to use as your device wallpaper. After that, you need to allow the shortcut called “Wallpaper” to access the album and browse all images. Next, add the shortcut to the home screen.

Once done, all you have to do to change your iOS device’s wallpaper is just tap on the shortcut. Keep in mind that the “Wallpaper” shortcut requires your device to be running iOS 14.3/iPadOS 14.3 or later (currently in beta). So, make sure your device is compatible to try this script. That being said, let’s get started!

A few things to do before you start

  • Make sure to allow untrusted shortcuts: The very first thing you need to do is enable the Shortcuts app to accept untrusted shortcuts. Since we’ll be using a shortcut from a relatively unknown source, this is a must. Open the Settings app on your device > Shortcuts > Allow untrusted shortcuts.
  • Create an album of all your favorite wallpapers: Another thing you need to do is create a photo album with all the images you want to use as your device wallpaper. To do this, open the Photo app -> press the To select in the upper right corner -> press the Add to album in the share sheet -> press New album. Then name it like ” Wallpaper “ and press To safeguard.

Add the wallpaper shortcut to your shortcut library

Next, you need to add the “Wallpaper” shortcut to the Shortcuts app. Since it’s available from an unreliable source, you have to take a slightly different path to add it to the library.

To do this, run Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then visit this link. After that press the “Add Untrusted Shortcut”. From now on, this shortcut will appear in the My shortcuts section in the Shortcuts app.

Allow wallpaper shortcut to use your photo album

It’s time to allow the “Wallpaper” shortcut to use the photo album. Courtesy of the album, the shortcut will automatically cycle through selected images each time you tap it.

  1. Start the Shortcut app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Now press “My shortcuts” tab basically.

3. Next, press the three points in the upper right corner of the “Wallpaper” shortcut.

4. Next, press the “Allow Access” basically. After that, a popup window will appear saying, “Wallpaper wants to access your photo. Every time you run this shortcut, Wallpaper will be able to access your photos. Be sure to press Okay to confirm.

Add wallpaper shortcut to home screen

Once you’ve allowed the Wallpaper shortcut to access your photo album, add it to the home screen. It is made not only for easy access but also to change iPhone or iPad wallpaper with just a tap.

  1. Start the Shortcuts app on your iOS/iPadOS device.

2. Now press the “My Shortcuts” tab at the bottom left of the screen.

3. Next, touch and hold the Wallpaper shortcut then select ” To share “ in the menu.

4. Then press “Add to Home Screen”.

5. Then you can select a beautiful icon for your shortcut, give it an appropriate name and press To add. To keep it simple, let the name stay ” Wallpaper. »

Change iPhone/iPad wallpaper with one click

Going forward, all you have to do to change your iPhone or iPad wallpaper is just ap on wallpaper shortcut icon. The script will rotate the wallpaper using the same album you created. If you want your iPhone home screen to always be nice to look at, keep adding all the lovely wallpapers to the album.

Automatically change iPad/iPhone wallpaper with one click

That’s all we can say about it! Now that you have mastered this hack well, make the most of it to decorate your home/lock screen with attractive wallpapers and change them easily. As I said above, the script requires a workaround. However, once you set up the shortcut perfectly, it works as expected.

What do you think of this shortcut? And more importantly, do you want to try it on your iOS device or not? Feel free to send your feedback in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out our article on how to change lock screen wallpaper automatically on Android if you have an Android smartphone.