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8 Cool Apps To Customize Your iPhone Wallpaper

We hate the restrictions iPhone imposes on us. At the same time there is no denying the fact that despite several restrictions we continue to love the iPhone. With millions of iPhone owners using almost the same default wallpapers, it is high time that your device voices your personality and looks distinct. Customization of wallpaper was never so simple and easy. You don’t have to be a tech or a design geek, just experiment and play around with colors, images, textures, font and much more to add an element of panache and signature style to your wallpaper. In this article, I have listed some of the best apps that allow you to unleash your creativity.

#1 Shelf Backgrounds and Wallpapers (Free)

Shelf Wallpapers offers you a whopping 1,000+ Shelf/Icon wallpapers. You will be surprised to see the elegantly designed Icon skins, App shelves, Leopard and Zebra skins with updates on a daily basis. You also have access to powerful search bar for wallpapers, as well as intuitive page selection option to effortlessly navigate to the page of your choice. What’s more you can save pictures to your Photo Album and use as your background.

#2 Doodle Dandy (Free)

This addictive app takes your love for art to a new level and lets your imagination run wild. This app is ideal for all those people who loved art but didn’t have drawing skills to flaunt. You can create elegant, artwork at your fingertips that will turn eyeballs. Doodle Dandy offers in-depth color palette for amazing range and consistency, as well as numerous brush sizes. Its rotationally-symmetric input ensures flawless balance and elegance. Facebook displays your doodles on your wall and news feed. So what are you waiting for? Time to show off your skills.

#3 hypstr (Free)

The is a truly a unique designer-wallpaper app that helps you to make your device look more like you. You can select from hundreds and hundreds of exclusive and elegant designs that are hard to find by anywhere else. It has virtually got wallpaper for every mood. This app helps you personalize your iPhone, iPad, iPod and cover photos for several social media sites.

#4 ScreenLab ($1.99)

ScreenLab shows useful and important information in the device lock screen, without harming the look and beauty of your favorite wallpaper images. You can add element of fun and interesting stuff, like calendars, to-do lists and free text fields with your custom color, style, position, size, rotation angle and much more.

#5 Cool Wallpapers HD & Retina Free with Facebook & Twitter for iPhone iPod iPad (Free)

With a staggering count of 100,000+ enticing and cool wallpapers at your fingertip, this highly intuitive app has a lightening fast navigation that will help you find wallpaper of your choice from the gallery. You can play around with images, mix and match with your own photos to develop your own custom wallpaper. Flaunt your creations in front of your friends on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Isn’t cool? This is not the end to the magic you can create. You can enhance images, add various special effects, and voila even draw and pass on your creation on networking sites.

#6 LockScreen+ (Free)

LockScreen+ is simple and probably the quickest way to customize the lock screen for your iPhone or iPod. It effortlessly creates lock screens that will perfectly match with color of your iPhone. You can utilize library photos and change tint color of lock screen. Well there is much more to this app as it allows you to personalize with custom frames as well as textures.

#7 The Wallpaper Maker (Free)

This amazing app allows you to create wallpaper of your choice. And it is really simple. Just select inbuilt photos in the app or upload your own photos and add your favorite message or inspirational quote in your desired font type/color and you are ready with a beautiful wallpaper in a matter of minutes.

#8 Pimp Your Screen ($1.99)

Pimp Your Screen takes customization of your device look to a new level. What sets this app apart from others? It is the ability to select exclusively specially designed backgrounds, icon skins, and neon combos among others. This app offers instant preview feature of your new background which eliminates the need of setting the image first and going back to the Home screen for preview. You can share your screens on several sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or even by email.

Written By

My name is Ryan Benson, and I work for iPhone.PLAVEB, an iOS app development company based in Los Angeles. I am passionate about iPhone app development, and I feel that a lot can be done with a tablet, as long as it is armed with awesome apps. Connect me on Facebook and Twitter



  1. Sudipto

    September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for sharing these apps with us. I never used iPhone but whenever I bought my first iPhone I will surely gonna use them.

  2. Jones

    September 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I am aware about Doodle Dandy app , but other apps are new for me . There are thousands of apps available , but one gets confused which one to choose . You have shared some worth good apps and anyone can choose among these all . Good work . 🙂

  3. alan

    September 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Nice list Ryan, Thanks for sharing this great list with us. Though I am not aware about all of these apps but had a hand on some of them like Lockscreen & the wallpaper maker & I quite like both of these apps. Now I have switched over to an android device so haven’t heard of many of them. Anyways thanks for sharing the post.

  4. Victoria

    September 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for the list – it’s really great and I will certainly try the apps starting from Lockscreen but wonder if these apps will work on new iPhone and what\s even more important on new iOs7

  5. Ryan

    September 17, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Thanks Sudipto for giving me response. When you are using your first iphone, try this type of apps it will help you sure.

  6. vishal fulwani

    March 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for sharing this app list with us.Its a very cool list of app which can customize our iphone wallpaper. I also use these app.

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