iPhone adds an ingenious new trick that’s FREE to use – and it’s so easy to enable

IF YOU have the latest iPhone update, there is a clever trick you can use.

The new iOS 16 lets you fully customize your lock screen — but it gets even better.

You can bring your iPhone lock screen to life with a clever Photo Shuffle feature


You can bring your iPhone lock screen to life with a clever Photo Shuffle featurePhoto credit: The Sun / Apple

There’s a new trick called Photo Shuffle that will show you a new picture every time you wake up your iPhone.

You can choose the images yourself, so you’re not totally surprised when a photo of a takeaway or a receipt pops up.

It’s a smart way to personalize your lock screen and keep it really fresh.

First, make sure you have iOS 16 by going to Settings > General > Software update.

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How to use Photo Shuffle on iOS 16

Go to your lock screen and touch and hold it.

Now wait for Customize to appear, then tap the + at the bottom of the screen.

Next, select the Photo Shuffle option.

You will be presented with a lot of options.

For example, you can select specific faces to display from the People category.

Or you can choose Pets, Nature, or Cities—or even a combination of these.

And at the very bottom there is another option to easily select the photos manually.

You can also change the random frequency, which determines how quickly the photos change.

Options include:

  • On tap
  • on lock
  • Hourly
  • Daily

Once you’ve made your selection, activate the feature and it’s live.

You can switch to your old wallpaper at any time by tapping and holding and swiping on the lock screen.

Can I get iOS 16 on my iPhone?

Here is a list of all devices supported by iOS 16:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 plus
  • iPhone 14 pro
  • iPhone 14 pro max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro max
  • iphone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 pro
  • iPhone 12 pro max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)

If you don’t know what iPhone model you have, you can check by going to Settings > General > About and looking at the model name.

And you can see if you can (or already have) get the new iOS by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Link your lock screen to a focus

You can also set a focus on a specific lock screen.

Go into your focus settings and customize the lock screen for that focus.

For example, if you enable Sleep Focus for bed, you might want a darker lock screen.

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You could set it to a navy blue or some kind of star scene.

It can also be worth creating a professional lock screen for work – with different widgets too.

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