Lent Wallpaper for iPhone

February 24, 2012

Lent wallpaper for iPhone

My iPhone lock screen for Lent

One thing I’m doing for Lent this year is setting the wallpaper on my various devices. On my computers, I use theĀ downloads CRM provides as companions for their email Lent devotional. That way, I’m looking at a verse and imagery that matches the devotional. But it doesn’t work on a phone, so I made this simple Lent wallpaper for iPhone use.

I wish I knew who designed the original image, so I could give them credit. A Google image search for “lent desktop” shows it all over the place, so it’s hard to say. But I took the original image, adding a slight white border on the sides. It’s cropped so that the word LENT is visible above the unlock slider, and above the iPhone page indicator dots. (Note that this is specifically for an iPhone screen, and won’t work well for an iPad.)

Setting this Lent image as your iPhone wallpaper is a little complicated. I’ll walk you through, step by step.

How to set this as your iPhone wallpaper

First, get to this image on your iPhone. (You can either open this post from your iPhone, or mail the link to yourself.) This is what you should see in Safari:

Lent image in iPhone Safari

Tap and hold the image to show these options:

Tap & hold to show Save Image option

Tap the “Save Image” button.

Now open the Photos app and find the image. Tap the image to show the controls.

Lent share button

Tap the share button in the bottom left to show the photo sharing options:

Photo sharing options

Tap the “Use as Wallpaper” button. It then asks you to move and scale the image. But I’ve already done that for you, so just tap the “Set” button:

Move and Scale

Finally, we reach the last step! The iPhone lets you have two different wallpaper images: one for the lock screen, and one for the home screen. So it’ll ask you which you want. My preference is to “Set Both”:

set wallpaper

There! You now have Lent wallpaper on your iPhone.

Now every time I use my iPhone, it’s a reminder to slow down, remember the cross, and be prayerful in whatever I’m about to do.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Lent Wallpaper for iPhone

  1. Thanks! Both for sharing this wallpaper with the rest of us and for the instructions. This is great.