But, if you want something out of the ordinary that also has meaning, then how about a wallpaper based on your current location, a favorite you’ve visited, or a spot you’d like to see?
If this sounds like you, then here’s how to create an awesome iPhone wallpaper based on location.
Visit the site
To design your wallpaper, the first step is to visit the “Make your own map background” website from Alvar Carto.
You can do this on your iPhone so that the wallpaper you design can be downloaded immediately. But you can also visit it on your Mac to see a bigger picture for creating your wallpaper.
Then, just send the link from your Mac to your iPhone via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, or whatever method you prefer.
Create the basic wallpaper
From whichever device you decide to access the site, the process for creating your wallpaper is the same.
1) Enter a city or country in the Map location box or hit the Random button and let the site decide.
2) Choose from one of four colors in the Map color section.
3) Select your device from the Resolution drop-down box.
If you’re happy with the results, hit Generate and in the next pop-up, tap or click Download.
Do more with the wallpaper
The above steps show you the very basics for creating your wallpaper, but there are a couple of other things you can do after entering the location.
- Zoom in or out on the device mockup of the map.
- Move the map by dragging in any direction for a different view.
So, take some time and play around with different colors, zoomed views, and areas of the city or country. You never know what type of amazing wallpaper you might come up with!
Make it your wallpaper
After you download the wallpaper, you can save the image with the sharing button and then set it as your background as you would with any other wallpaper. Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
Wrapping it up
This is one of the easiest ways to create a unique wallpaper for your iPhone, so hopefully you’ll give it a try. And, if you know of other tools like this that let you create cool things for your iOS device, ping us on Twitter or leave a comment below to let us know!