With the popularization of “live” images at the hands of Apple, the “Harry Potter style” took hold of users and both the photos taken with the apple phone and the wallpapers stored therein came to life. The problem was always his tremendously short catalog, until today. We will talk about how to use GIF images as a wallpaper on the iPhone…
Is that, sometimes we find “that” image, with that unique photo that we would love to have always at hand and we, would even put on the screen of our iPhone to be able to observe it at every moment. And GIF images add a plus, “move.”
Funny, emotional or simply beautiful, GIFs are conceived as small “videos” or animations of automatic reproduction and are used by almost everyone in virtually any platform to express all kinds of feelings. Now it will also be possible to convert them to “live” and use them natively on the Apple phone.
How is it done …
Of course, the first step is how. And the answer is in a well-known application: Giphy, whose repertoire of GIF images is practically unlimited.
1. Open Giphy, and select the animation to convert. NOTE: Although the app only has an English version, the search bar supports words in Spanish.
Download “GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine“ from the App Store.
2. Below the image will appear the name of the author and three buttons, press the “three points”.
3. A menu of three options will emerge: Save, Convert and Report (in English). Select “Convert to Live Photo”, and confirm the operation then choosing between: “Full Screen” and “Fit to Screen”.
4. Open “Photos”. Search and select the image processed through Giphy. NOTE: The photo should highlight “Live” at its upper left corner.
5. Press the “Share” button (located in the lower left corner), which will open the iOS menu.
6. On the third line, where the system shortcuts appear, slide the buttons to the left until you find the “Wallpaper” option.
7. The photo should be placed in the foreground and offer three options (at the bottom): Static, Perspective and Live Photo, which will be checked by default. NOTE: It is possible to zoom in and/or move the image to adapt it to the screen.
8. Press “Set” (then “Blocked screen”), and you’re done. Now, every time you press the lock screen – with some force – you will see how the image comes to life.