How To Make A Tiktok Video As Your iPhone Wallpaper

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To use a TikTok video as the lock or home screen background wallpaper of your iPhone, you have to first go to TikTok and download the video. You can do this by going to the app and logging in to your account; you have to then create a video by clicking on the plus icon at the bottom of the screen.

Next, choose to upload it privately or publicly; tap on “Post”. Next, go to the respective section, click the video, and then on the three dots icon to download the file as a live photo.

Go to the Settings app and scroll until you find “Wallpaper”. Click on it and then click on “Choose a new wallpaper”. Then, click on the option to view all photos from your gallery. Next, select the live photo you downloaded; click on “Live Photo” under it and then on “Set”. Set it as a lock screen. 

You can use third-party tools such as VideoToLive to convert a video into a live photo by downloading the app from the App Store and installing it. Go to the TikTok app and download a video you want to use by clicking on the three dots icon. 

Open the VideoToLive app and select the aforementioned video. Trim the video and select the cover photo and click on “Convert”. The video will load after you watch an ad. Once done, you’ll get a pop-up notifying you of the same. Click on “OK”. 

You have to go to iPhone Settings and select “Wallpaper” and “Choose a new wallpaper”. Then, select the option to view gallery files and click on the required live photo. Next, select “Live Photo” at the bottom, click “Set” and set it as a screen lock by confirming the same. 

How To Make A Tiktok Video As Your iPhone Wallpaper:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: First Open TikTok & Login

Launch the TikTok app on your phone. If you haven’t installed the app yet, download and open it. Register a new account or log in to an existing one by providing the prompted details. Once you’ve created an account, you can upload the video you want to set as your background.

login tiktok

Step 2: Open the Video

Click on the plus icon at the bottom middle of your home screen. Next, click on the bottom right icon and select the video you want to set as your wallpaper. Choose the duration you desire and click “Next”. Next, choose desired settings, private/public post, etc., and click “Next”. Finally, click the “Post” button. 

Step 3: Tap on the Three dots icon & Hit ‘Live Photo’

Once the video is uploaded, you must go to your profile. Now, look for the video to be set as wallpaper from your posts. Depending on your choice in the previous step, it will be saved in either the public or private posts section. Once you have found the video and clicked on it, the video will expand, and you can view it on full screen.

You will now notice that a few icons are visible on the screen. Click on the three dots icon near the bottom right of the video. Consequently, a pop-up will appear at the bottom; choose the “Live Photo” option. 

Click on three dot icon
Click on Live Photo

🏷 It will be saved to Gallery as a Live Photo

After you click on “Live Photo”, the video will be converted to a live photo and saved to your gallery. You can verify this by going to the gallery and long pressing on a still from the video. The image will then start behaving like a video until you press and hold on to it.

Step 4: Open iPhone Settings > Go to Wallpaper

Now, exit TikTok. Go to the home screen of your iPhone, and from there, go to the “Settings” application by clicking on the respective icon. It appears as a gear symbol among all your applications. Once you’ve opened the settings area, you have to scroll down. Eventually, you will see an option called “Wallpaper”. Click on that option. You’ll be led to the wallpaper settings page.

click on Wallpaper

Note: Alternatively, you can type “wallpaper” into the search bar at the top of the settings page to view that option. It appears next to a flower icon. 

Step 5: Choose a New Wallpaper > All Photos

On the wallpaper settings page, you can view your lock screen and home screen wallpapers. Above that, there is an option titled “Choose a new wallpaper”; you have to select this. Next, you can see default options at the page’s top that say “Dynamic”, “Still”, etc.

Choose new wallpaper

You’ll then notice an option to choose from all the media in your gallery. This option may be called “All Photos” or “Camera Roll”, depending on the version of your iPhone. Again, you have to click on this option.

all photo select

Step 6: Open the Live photo & Tap on Set

After clicking on the option “All Photos” or “Camera Roll”, you will see all the files in your gallery in front of you. Select the one you wish to set as your screen lock, which is the video you downloaded earlier from TikTok.

After it has expanded, you’ll see three options at the bottom, “Still”, “Perspective” and “Live Photo”. You have to select the “Live Photo” option and click on the “Set” button at the bottom right corner of the screen. First, you have to confirm setting this as your phone’s lock screen. 

Click on set

Can you set the Live photo as Home Screen Wallpaper?

No, you cannot set a live photo as your home screen wallpaper for older versions of the iPhone. However, for new versions too, your live photo would stay just like a normal photo and does not play on tap.

A live photo is an animated image that can be played when you press and hold the picture. However, since it needs to be long pressed, it is only playable on the lock screen and not on your device’s home screen. Hence, a live photo can be set as your lock screen wallpaper.

If it is set as a wallpaper for your home screen, you’ll notice that it acts as a still, unlike when you make it your lock screen, in which case, it moves.

🔯 Using Third-Party Tool: VideoToLive

Follow the below steps to create a live photo using third party after downloading the TikTok videos on your device:

Step 1: Go to TikTok and open the video you want to use as your screen lock. Then, click on the three lines icon and download the video.

Step 2: You have to go to the App Store and search for the word “VideoToLive” in the search bar. In the results, click on the app with the same name, with a white icon. Click on the option “GET” to download and install the app.

install the VideoToLive ap

Step 3: Once VideoToLive is installed on your phone, go to your home screen and click on the related icon to open the app. 

Step 4: The app will open to a screen full of contents of your phone’s gallery. Here, you have to look for the video you downloaded from TikTok just now; click on it.

Choose video

Step 5: You will now be taken to a screen where you can edit the video, trim it, and add a cover photo. 

Drag video

Step 6: Once you are satisfied with the video results, click on the option on the top right corner of the screen that says “Make“. Consequently, the page will load your live photo, but it will take a while. 

Click on Make video

Step 7: Before the file is almost created, you will have to view an ad in exchange for the free service being provided; exit out of the ad after the add timer is over. 

Step 8: You will get a notification saying that your file has been created. There will be an option underneath that says “OK” click on it. 

Click on OK

Step 9: Go to your iPhone’s settings area and scroll down to find the ” Wallpaper ” option. Click on it and click on “Choose a new wallpaper”. 

click on Wallpaper
Choose new wallpaper


Step 10: Click on “Camera Roll” and select the video you just converted. Click on “Live Photo” and then on “Set”. In the floating notification, click on “Set Lock Screen”.

all photo select
Click on set

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