This TikTok hack lets you turn videos into your iPhone wallpaper — try it now

Screenshots of an iPhone using TikTok, demonstrating the steps to set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers
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Lock screen kinda boring? Well, did you know you could set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers and customize your phone's look with your favorite videos?

For those of you who didn't know, don't worry. I thought I'd seen all the TikTok hacks and iPhone tricks there were to see, but this one was news to me too. This is primarily because the feature is somewhat hidden away in the share settings of TikTok, and even then isn't that obvious.

To set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers, you'll need to utilize the share function on TikTok, as well as the Live Photos format on iPhone. It's super easy to do, so here's how to do it.


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How to set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers

1. Search for TikTok using Spotlight and open the app.

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2. Search for your favorite video.

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3. Tap on a video you want as your wallpaper.

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4. On the video, tap the share button.

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5. Tap Live Photo

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6. Wait while the video converts into a Live Photo and downloads to your Photos Library.

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7. Go to the Photos app, then head to Library. Tap the Live Photo from TikTok.

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8. Tap the options button in the bottom left of the photo, then select Use as Wallpaper and choose which wallpaper to use it as — Home Screen, Lock Screen or both.

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9. Go and check out your new moving wallpaper

Screenshots of an iPhone using TikTok, demonstrating the steps to set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers

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Now that you know how to set TikTok videos as iPhone wallpapers, why not check out our other iPhone-themed guides, including how to make your old iPhone last longer, how to clear RAM on iPhone, how to enable Voice Isolation on iPhone, how to identify plants on iPhone, how to stop spam texts on iPhone and how to track flights on iPhone. If you'd like to buff up on your knowledge about other social apps, start with how to change your Instagram username.

Peter Wolinski
Editor, How To & Cameras

Peter is Editor of the How To and Camera sections at Tom's Guide. As a writer, he covers topics including tech, photography, gaming, hardware, motoring and food & drink. Outside of work, he can usually be found telling everyone about his greyhounds, obsessively detailing his car, squeezing as many FPS as possible out of PC games, and perfecting his espresso shots.