Did you know that you can set up your iPhone wallpaper to change dynamically based on the status on your battery? Spice up your wallpaper game and stay on top of your device charging with this neat automation!
I was interested in this new trend of dynamic wallpapers and decided to give it a go – it’s been super fun, and I loved seeing the results with my designs! The charging wallpaper is especially cute and gives me an immediate feedback from wireless chargers 😊
If you want to get these dynamic wallpapers to work on your iPhone, simply follow the steps below and you’ll be delighted to see the wallpaper changing with your battery levels!
The setup will take around 10-15 minutes and will involve using the iPhone Shortcuts app: don’t worry if you’re not familiar with shortcuts on iPhone and you’re feeling intimidated – you’ll be soon ready to enjoy your dynamic wallpapers. I set this up for the first time as well and it worked like magic!
Step 1: Download the images (1 min)
Step 2: Sort the images in albums (2 mins)
Step 3: Download and set up shortcuts (3 mins)
Step 4: Create the 4 automations needed (5 mins)
Download these 3 wallpapers on your iPhone to enable this dynamic automation on your iPhone. Simply tap on each image and choose ‘Save to Photos’ if you are on mobile. If you are on desktop, you can save these images and then send them to your phone!
Create 3 albums in your Photos app:
Move each downloaded wallpaper to the relevant folder.
Now it’s time for the fun! Download to your iPhone the 3 shortcuts below, simply clicking on the links:
These shortcuts will be added automatically to your Shortcuts folder. They are already set up with the relevant info, you will only need to edit them in order to select the relevant albums you just created: in each shortcut, tap on the Album and select the right album (ie. Wallpaper Charged).
Automations are based on simple “when this happens, do this”. In order for our shortcuts to work, you need to create 4 automations that will start automatically based on battery levels on your iPhone.
Make sure you toggle on ‘Enable this automation’ and toggle off ‘Ask Before Running’, so that everything can run smoothly in the background.
And that’s it – you’re all set!
It’s worth noting that every time your automations run, you will receive a notification. Good with that? Cool. Not happy? Then you can disable the notification through Screen Time. I was annoyed by the notifications, and I enabled Screen Time just to disable them. This is how:
All done! Keep in mind you will have to do this every time your phone restarts.
Ps. I believe there is a way to make this work on Android too, but I am not familiar with the process – if you are an Android wizard, simply download the 3 wallpapers and get automating!