10 Best wallpaper apps for iPhone in 2023

Catchy and attractive wallpapers on three iPhone screens

With the past couple of iOS updates, Apple has been adding new customizations to its mobile operating system. And with iOS 16, Apple completely reimagined how we use the iPhone Lock Screen.

Thanks to the new revamped Lock Screen customization options in iOS 16, we now have many other features such as Depth Effect wallpapers and Perspective zoom. With these new features, you will no longer miss that old, boring Lock Screen.

Now that we have a great Lock Screen to play around with, aren’t we required to use a good wallpaper for the same? If your answer is yes, and if you are also searching for the best wallpaper apps for your iPhone Lock Screen with Depth Effect, then read along.

  1. Zedge
  2. Lockd
  3. Unsplash
  4. Lock Screen Wallpapers +
  5. Walli
  6. Vellume Wallpapers
  7. Live Wallpapers for Me
  8. Kappboom
  9. MyScreen
  10. Depth Effect Wallpapers

1. Zedge – Editor’s choice

Screenshots of ZEDGE wallpapers iOS app

Don’t you believe in the saying, “The more, the merrier?”. If you do, then you need to check out Zedge. It has great collections of wallpapers as well as ringtones, which is the reason why I believe it is one of the best iPhone wallpaper apps to check out.

The app features many artists, and you can see and appreciate their content using Zedge credits. To earn Zedge credits, you can either watch ads or buy them. While you can appreciate artists using credits, many free wallpapers for your iPhone Lock Screen on the app don’t require the user to spend any credits.

Since there’s already a revenue method, Zedge prefers to avoid bombarding you with ads, offering an ad-free experience. All these perks make it one of the best wallpaper apps for your iPhone.

Although most of the wallpapers have Depth Effect support, adding a dedicated category would make it easy to find them.


  • Lots of wallpaper collections
  • No bombarding of ads
  • Ability to support artists


  • No dedicated category for Depth Effect wallpapers

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from $0.99)


2. Lockd – Depth Effect wallpapers based on your interests

Lockd iOS app Screenshots from App Store

While many apps offer wallpapers for your iPhone Lock Screen, if you are looking for something dedicated to Depth Effect, Lockd is your answer. The app features a good-looking and easy-to-navigate UI. When you open the app for the first time, it will ask you to select topics of your choice.

With that, the app will give a personalized feed, but when you are about to download them, you will be disappointed to see the HD version locked behind premium. As for the SD version, you are bound to watch an ad to unlock it.


  • HIgh-quality Depth Effect wallpapers
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • Feed based on your topic interests


  • Need to watch videos or subscribe to download

Price: Free (Premium starts from $9.99)


3. Unsplash – Huge, very huge collection

Unsplash iPhone app screenshots

Unsplash can not be limited to a wallpaper app; it can bring you images for various occasions. It comes with a huge expanding collection of beautiful, copyright-free, high-quality pictures. Since the app has a clean interface, it’s easy to navigate to the wallpaper of your choice.

And what if you want to share some pictures with the community? Unsplash has the option for that too, and you can be part of the community of some amazing professional and amateur photographers worldwide. So why wait? Check out this free wallpaper app for iPhone now!


  • Huge wallpaper collection
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • No ads


  • No dedicated section for Depth Effect wallpapers

Price: Free


4. Lock Screen Wallpapers +

Lock Screen Wallpapers +  iOS app screenshots

The first thing that surprised me about this app was how there were no ads despite its great features. I was in love with this within the first few minutes of using it. Other than not bombarding you with ads, the app also comes with a guide on how to use wallpapers on your Lock Screen.

A great plus for the users who still don’t know how to do it (Well, you won’t have that confusion after you check our guide to the same 😌). While the app promises that all of its wallpapers are compatible with the Depth Effect of iOS 16, many didn’t work for me.

To add to that, many good ones were locked behind the premium subscription. Hope the team can look into it and improve the collection.


  • No ads in UI
  • Guide to installing wallpapers
  • Easy to navigate UI


  • Some wallpapers were not working with Depth Effect
  • Collections could have been improved

Price: Free (Subscription plans start from $2.99)


5. Walli – Cool wallpapers HD

Screenshots of Walli - Cool Wallpapers HD app for iPhone

Want a platform where you can follow your favorite artists and support them? Look nowhere else as Walli is here. Here, you can interact with artists through their works. Apart from supporting the creators, the app makes sure to give you the best user experience. You won’t see a single ad from the UI to download the content.

This must be highly appreciated as many apps force you with banner ads even to navigate through them. And before downloading them, you can choose the resolution (vertical or landscape), which is a good thing to have. I would have loved to see a dedicated section for Depth Effect wallpapers, though.


  • No ads
  • Can choose the resolution before downloading
  • Ability to support artists


  • No dedicated section for Depth Effect wallpapers

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $1.99)


6. Vellume Wallpapers – Minimal UI

iPhone Vellum Wallpapers app screenshots

Once you open the app, you will love how beautiful it looks. Thanks to hundreds of stunning images, the same can be said for its wallpaper collections. Moreover, the wallpapers are updated daily, so you will never run out of the best wallpapers for your iPhone Lock Screen.

Before downloading, you can use the blur tool to create a blur over the wallpapers. However, the UI is plagued with ads. Despite the full-screen ads, you won’t feel that frustrated, thanks to their short duration. Lastly, you can upgrade to premium for more curated images and also get away from ads.


  • Minimal and easy-to-use UI
  • High-quality wallpapers
  • Ability to customize wallpaper


  • Ads while using the app

Price: Free (Vellum Premium – $2.99)


7. Live Wallpapers for Me – Massive collection of live wallpapers

Live Wallpapers for Me iOS app screenshots

If you are not into Depth Effect wallpaper and are more into Dynamic Wallpapers, then you are in the right place. There are many Live wallpapers available for your iPhone from this app.

New live wallpapers are added weekly, which you can save and store as favorites. However, I would have appreciated it if the length and frequency of unskippable ads could have been trimmed.


  • Lots of collections
  • Option to mark wallpapers favorite


  • Ads could have been trimmed down
  • No dedicated categories

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)


8. Kappboom – Wallpapers and more

Kappboom - Live Wallpapers iOS app screenshots

The app is too crowded, like its wallpaper collections, thanks to the tons of features it is packed with. While it may seem great, its not-so-good UI confused me about what and where the things I wanted were.

At times, it is a huge pain to use the app primarily because it is time-wasting to find what we want. I hope the team will address this issue soon and make the app more user-friendly.


  • Different wallpaper categories
  • Many features to explore


  • The UI could have been improved

Price: Free (Remove Ads – $1.99)


9. MyScreen – High-resolution and dynamic wallpapers

MyScreen Widgets and Wallpaper iPhone app screenshots

Bring your screen to life with this 4k wallpaper app for iPhone. There are various categories of wallpapers, be it sports, animals, space, abstract, nature, patterns, and more. But mind you, the app warns the users that wallpapers in the app are primarily made on the dimensions of iPhones with Notch.

But not everything is in favor of the app. The primary issue for me is with its UI and the bombarding of ads. Both of these heavily affected my experience and prompted me to use the app just occasionally.


  • Huge collection of dynamic wallpapers
  • Wallpapers are categorized


  • UI could have been improved
  • Ads could have been reduced

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $2.99)


10. Depth Effect Wallpapers  – Stylish and colorful

Screenshots of Depth Effect Wallpapers app for iPhone

Not a fan of tons of categories and features within the app? Then this app should be your choice; it has minimal UI and does not have any complex steps. Give free rein to your creative expression with this app’s vibrant collection of HD wallpapers.

There’s a beautiful array of wallpapers spread from abstract art to neon art and much more. However, you have to either watch an ad or subscribe to the premium plan to download the wallpaper.


  • Minimal UI
  • Easy to download


  • No categories
  • Not ad-free

Price: Free ($2.99 for no ads)


Video: iOS 16 wallpaper apps for iPhone (Depth Effect)

That’s it!

Now that we are here, I would also like to show you another way to get wallpapers for your iPhone, and that too, without downloading any wallpaper apps. We have a dedicated wallpaper page where you can access lots of wallpapers. Along with that, we will also be updating the page with new wallpapers every week.

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