The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had two options Dynamic and Still images to set as wallpapers. Now with the launch of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple added one more option to the list called as Live Wallpapers. The latest iPhones also come with nine preloaded live wallpapers. There is an option called as ‘Live Photos’ where you can capture an image along with a recording of 1.5 seconds before and after capturing the image.
By hard pressing on the image, the photos turn into a three seconds video. This ‘Live Photos’ option is only available on the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and by jailbreaking, the earlier iPhone users can also get this feature.
For iPhone 6s and 6s Plus:
- Open the ‘Settings‘ and tap on ‘Wallpapers‘ and once again tap on ‘Choose a New Wallpaper.’Here you can find the Live option along with Dynamic and Stills, choose Live option to set one of the nine default Live wallpapers.
- To set the captured Live Photo as Live wallpaper, open the selected Live Photo and tap on Share button. Slide the bottom options to the left side until you get the options called as ‘Use as Wallpaper‘. Tap on that option and select to set as lock screen wallpaper or for both lock screen and home screen wallpapers.
For iPhone 6, 6Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, and 4s:
The ‘Live Photos’ and ‘Live Wallpapers’ features are not available on the iPhone 6 and earlier devices. You can get these features by installing them through Cydia and to do this your device need to be jailbreaked. Once it is jailbreaked, Open Cydia and go to the ‘Sources‘ option and tap on ‘Edit‘ and then on ‘Add.’ Add the following link ‘repo.fortysixandtwo.com‘ in the popped up menu and click on ‘Add Source.’
The main source of the LiveWallEnabler app will be listed in the Sources option. It will be listed as 46&2 Beta Repository, tap on it and then search and tap on the ‘LiveWallEnabler.’ Install the app by tapping on install option available on the top right side.
To get the custom iPhone 6s like Live Wallpapers, search and install the iFile app in the ‘Search‘ option in Cydia. Download the source file of all the nine live wallpapers from the mentioned links (iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 6 and Others). To complete the next process, your iPhone and the computer should be connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.
Open the earlier installed iFile app and tap on globe icon placed at the bottom of the app to connect to the computer. Now open the link provided by the iFile app in the computer browser. Select and upload the downloaded ‘Live Wallpaper’ image file (.deb) source.
After finishing the upload, select ‘Done’ and then go to the root folder where the file is uploaded and tap on it. Install the default Live Wallpapers by tapping on ‘Installer’ and tap on ‘Done’ after finishing the installation. Now the iPhone 6s like Live Wallpaper feature will be available on any iPhone starting iPhone 4s to iPhone 6.
For setting ‘Live Wallpaper’ on iPhone 6 and earlier devices, follow the earlier mentioned procedure for setting on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We have tried the above-mentioned procedure on jailbreaked iPhone 6 running on iOS 9.0.2 and if you are facing any issue on other iPhones then comment down (or tweet us @PhoneRadarBlog) and we feel happy to help in getting Live Wallpaper feature on your iPhone.