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With the brand new software release for iPhone, namely iOS16 you can now customize your lock screen in a number of ways. You can now add widgets to your lockscreen which show you information at a glance, change up the wallpaper and fonts. There are also new aesthetic options available that make your iPhone look more beautiful than ever.
If you are looking for some inspiration on how to customize your iPhone lockscreen, then check out these 15 iOS16 Aesthetic Lock Screen Ideas for iPhone.
1. Anime Lock Screen
Anime can produce some of the most aesthetically pleasing artwork, and there are now a number of anime-inspired lock screens available for iOS16. Whether you want something cute or cool, there’s sure to be an option that suits your taste.
Then you can add transparent widgets on top of the wallpaper with the lock screen for an even more appealing look and makes for a more intriguing lock screen overall.
2. Wanderlust Lock Screen
If you’re a fan of travel, then you might want to consider a wanderlust-themed lock screen. This can be achieved by using wallpaper that features a beautiful landscape, a famous city, adding some fun and funky fonts, and using transparent widgets to show off your recent travel photos. Making sure you get a killer wallpaper is a key to nailing this look.
3. Minimalist Lock Screen
With iOS16, you can now achieve a very minimalistic lock screen if that’s what you’re into. This look is perfect for those who want a clean and simple interface. To achieve this look, use light or white wallpaper, add some simple widgets, and use a thin font. This is a great option if you want your lock screen to be as unobtrusive as possible. Then the widgets to be the minimal option as well.
4. Weather Lock Screen
This is actually the one I have on my current phone. You can set the weather app as your background essentially, so everytime you look at your phone it’ll tell you the temperature and conditions of the day. Is it raining outside? Just glance at your phone.
I also have a clock widget and my calendar events for the day on this screen so I can easily see what’s coming up. This is a super convenient way to keep track of everything without having to unlock your phone every time. Plus, it looks beautiful.
5. Nature Lock Screen
If you’re someone who loves being outdoors, then a nature-themed lock screen might be perfect for you. There are a ton of gorgeous landscapes to choose from as wallpaper, and you can even find some that feature animals or other wildlife. Then add some simple widgets on top, like the weather or clock, and you’re all set.
6. Galaxy Lock Screen
This is a really neat idea that takes advantage of the new dark mode feature in iOS16. By setting your wallpaper to a galaxy or space-themed image and adding some dark widgets on top, you can create a stunning lock screen that looks like it’s from another world. There is a specific "Space" section that can tell you in real-time what the Solar System's positon is currently in.
7. Depth Effect Lock Screen
This is a really cool idea that makes use of the new depth effect feature in iOS16. By taking a photo with the depth effect turned on and setting it as your wallpaper, you can create a unique-looking lock screen that has a 3D-like effect. This is a great option if you want your lock screen to stand out from the crowd.
8. Neon Lock Screen
This is a fun and flashy option that is perfect for those who want their lock screen to really pop. By using a neon-themed wallpaper and adding some brightly-colored widgets, you can create a look that is sure to turn heads - mainly yours.
9. Fitness Lock Screen
There are plenty of widgets that help you with your fitness goals, so why not make use of them by creating a fitness-themed lock screen? By adding widgets like a step counter, calorie tracker, or workout timer, you can easily keep track of your progress and stay motivated to reach your goals.
10. Textured Lock Screen
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, then you might want to consider a textured lock screen. This can be achieved by using a wallpaper with an interesting texture (such as a Marble or Concrete back drop) or pattern and adding some simple widgets on top. This is a great way to add some visual interest to your lock screen without going overboard.
11. Emoji Themed Lock Screen
This is a fun option that is perfect for those who love emojis. By setting an emoji-themed wallpaper and adding some corresponding widgets, you can create a lock screen that is sure to make you smile. You could even use the new Memoji stickers as your wallpaper for a truly unique look.
12. Boho Themed Lock Screen
I love the Boho theme. I have used Boho wallpapers since I had an iPhone 5s. It’s really pretty and unique. You can find some great Boho-themed wallpapers online, and there are even some widgets that match the aesthetic.
13. Inspirtaitonal Quote Themed Lock Screen
For those who need a little bit of inspiration in their lives. By setting an inspirational quote as your wallpaper and adding some simple widgets on top, you can create a lock screen that will motivate you to start your day off on the right foot. I use to have a Gary Vee background that read the words "You Will Die" which is a memento mori type aspect.
14. Artistic Lock Screen
Using some abstract art or a painting as your wallpaper can create a really stunning lock screen. You could even add some widgets that match the colors or theme of the artwork. This is quite different from most lock screens and definitely a unique option.
15. Vintage Lock Screen
By using a vintage-themed wallpaper and adding some retro-style widgets, you can create a lock screen that will take you back in time. I have used to have an old map of the world as my background with some simple clock and weather widgets on top. Then you can edit the font of the time and date to look like old-school as well.
How to Change Your Lockscreen on iOS16?
The first and most obvious way is to simply go into the Settings app and navigate to the "Wallpaper" section. Here you will be able to choose from a variety of built-in wallpapers or select one of your own pictures from your camera roll.
Once you have found the perfect wallpaper, simply tap on the "Set" button and choose whether you want to set it as your lock screen, home screen, or both
You can also just hold down on your lockscreen and you will be presented with a range of customization options from there you can start to create a unique and Aesthetic lock screen that you want.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Elin Beck