How to Make a Video a Live Wallpaper?

how to make a video a live wallpaper

Add Life to Your Home Screen with a Video Wallpaper!

Make your iPhone’s screen fascinating by adding life to it with a live wallpaper.

A video wallpaper, also known as a live wallpaper, changes the background of your phone or displays a short video clip. Beyond the conventional, static wallpaper, live wallpapers may liven up a phone. Live wallpapers, such as floating feathers, shooting stars, or falling snow, are pre-installed on some smartphones. You can, however, create your personalized live wallpaper from any video.

In this article, you’ll know how to turn any GIF animation or a video into a live photo as well as how to set that live wallpaper on your iPhone. Without further ado, let’s see how to make a video a live wallpaper on your iPhone.

Turn a Video/GIF into a Live Wallpaper

You can easily turn a video or GIF into a live wallpaper using a third-party app. However, you can also use the iPhone’s camera to take a live photo and set it as your wallpaper.

Below, we will discuss how to convert a video or animation into a live photo using:

1. iPhone Camera’s Live Photo Function

2. An iOS software intoLive

1. Take a Live Photo Using iPhone Camera

To take a live photo using iPhone’s built-in camera, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Open the camera, set it to “Photo” mode and click on the live photo icon that looks like a bullseye, at the top-right corner of the screen.

Open the camera, set it to “Photo” mode and click on the live photo icon

Step 2

Tap on the shutter button like usual.

Your live photo will be saved in “Photos” in the “Live Photos” album.

If you want to add a personalized touch to your live photos, you can use the intoLive app to convert a video into a live photo and also edit it.

2. Take a Live Photo Using intoLive

intoLive is a useful iOS software that allows you to make any video or GIF animation into a live wallpaper for your iPhone for free. 

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1

Download the intoLive app from the App Store.

Download the intoLive app from the App Store

Step 2

Open intoLive and select the video clip you want to use.

Step 3

Choose a segment of the clip for the live wallpaper and the duration.

Step 4

Finally, save the video as a live photo.

Additionally, the app includes editing options for users who want to change the length and duration of their live wallpapers.

Edit your live photo by adjusting the length and duration via the intoLive app

After that, all you have to do is to change your wallpaper to the live photo you just created.

Following are the steps for this process too.

Set a Video as a Live Wallpaper on iPhone

To set a video as a live wallpaper on your iPhone, select any video clip you took using the Live Photo function in the iPhone camera app or the ones you created using a third-party app.

Step 1:

Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.”

Open Settings, select Wallpaper, and then ‘Choose a New Wallpaper

Step 2:

To use one of the preloaded animated wallpapers, select “Live.” or scroll down and choose one from your Live Photos folder.

Step 3:

Select the live wallpaper that you want to use.

Select the live photo that you want to set as a video wallpaper on your iPhone

Step 4:

To see a preview of the animation effect, tap on the screen.

Step 5:

Next, click “Set” in the lower-right corner and choose from the 3 options that appear.

Press ‘Set’ at the bottom of the screen and select from Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both

And that’s how you make a video a live wallpaper and vivify your iPhone’s screen!

Summing Up

Your phone’s wallpaper is the first thing you see as soon as you turn it on, so you must make it interesting. Learn how to make a video a live wallpaper on your iPhone with the simple steps explained above.

Check out our blog post to learn how to convert a video into a live photo on Android.

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