I wouldn’t normally go to the trouble of making an entire video about iPhone wallpaper sources but enough people asked me about my iPhone backgrounds on YouTube that I went ahead and made it. Actually it was kind of fun (and I thought it turned out really well). Sometimes these off the cuff videos end up doing really well and it blows my mind — the initial response to the video has been great. In any case this is the accompanying article which will let me spell things out in a bit more detail.
If you’re interested, I also recently made some recommendations for the best Mac wallpaper sources as well (so check that out if you haven’t already).
The reason I said I normally wouldn’t make a video about iPhone wallpaper is that it seems, well, boring I guess. That is, compared to all the gadgets I’m constantly reviewing. But still, I realized changing your iPhone background is — while a rather mundane task — keeps your phone from getting too familiar. Other than adding a case, installing or rearranging apps or… I can’t think of anything else, actually, getting new wallpaper is the easiest way to change things up. I do it constantly.
Here’s a video I made about my favorite iPhone wallpaper sources:
So where do I look when I need some new iPhone wallpaper? 3 main places as it turns out. I’ve tried several different wallpaper apps but wow, most of them are horrible. I hate it when apps are filled with junky ads or have horrible interfaces that look like it was a class project (and whoever made it got a D). So the wallpaper sources I gravitate toward tend to be ultra high quality.
WLPPR: My “GOTO” iPhone Wallpaper App
If you’re into beautiful satellite images you’ll love the oddly spelled WLPPR app. Right off the bat one thing that’s really great about this app is it’s depth and organization. Every image in this app is really (really) high quality and there are categories that make finding what you want easy. Mars, drones, winter, water, simple or universe are great examples of the categories you’ll find.
But what good would an iPhone wallpaper source be if it got stale? Fortunately the WLPPR app is updated frequently. I’ve been using it for a long time now and I’m always delighted when I open it up ...