One of my favorite iPhone features is the Live Photo feature. It is a huge upgrade on the still photos of my phone and has taken my wallpapers to a whole new level. But did you know that you can turn any GIF into a live GIF wallpaper for iPhone?
That’s where GIPHY comes in. GIPHY is a GIF app that is very easy to navigate, whether you’re tech-savvy or not. With just a few push of the buttons the perfect GIFs are within your reach.
GIPHY is packed with features and is also is free to download, so use this app to actually save GIFs for wallpapers and still maintain its aesthetics and its quality. GIPHY simplifies it for you.
So how exactly do you use GIPHY to get a GIF wallpaper for iPhone?
Read on to find out!
1. Download the App from the App Store
2. Launch the App
Launching the app brings you to the home page where you will see the trending GIFs and can also search for GIFs according to your preferences by clicking on the search box.
You can also link your social media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram to GIPHY to let you share your favorite GIFs right away. Talking about stepping up the game.
Click on the Live Photo icon to download the GIF.
You then will be prompted with options for how to save the GIF. Select the “Save as Live Photo (Full Screen)” option to get the right effect.
Check on the downloaded GIF in your photo gallery.
Now that is has been downloaded as a live photo, use the same steps that you would to set up any phone wallpaper.
Now, this iPhone app has been particularly useful for me. I use it whenever I don’t feel like using any of the photos that I’ve taken myself, but want a new wallpaper for my phone.
But consider yourself warned: you cannot use the app without an internet connection. GIFs tend to be heavy, so you need a stable internet connection.
There’s something especially appealing about finding a photo online that perfectly embodies your thoughts and your mood. But there’s nothing better than that same feeling from GIFs that are just within your reach wherever you go and whenever you want.
And now you can have your favorite GIFs as live photos for your iPhone wallpaper anytime and anywhere. So what are you waiting for?
Do you know of any other great sources of live wallpapers? Are you have any problems using GIPHY or getting a live wallpaper set up on your iPhone? Let us know in the comment section down below!