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How To Customize iPad Lock Screen

Customize iPad Lock Screen

The iPad Lock Screen has received a significant aesthetic upgrade with new customization features. Apple has ingeniously utilized the previous space on the lock screen by incorporating widgets, Depth Effect, Lock Screen Music Player, and more. All these enhancements are part of the recently released iPadOS 17.

If you’re eager to discover the optimal way to personalize your iPad Lock Screen, you’ve come to the right place. Having customized my own iPad’s Lock Screen with these new features, I’ll share the exact tips you can follow to elevate the overall appearance of your iPad’s lock screen.

Let’s compare the default iPadOS 17 lock screen side-by-side and the enhanced version we’ll achieve through customization.

before  and  after Customize iPad Lock Screen

1: Changing the Background

Choosing the suitable wallpaper is a crucial aspect of lock screen customization, as it can significantly influence the overall tone of your device and impact the user experience.

iPadOS 17 offers an array of new built-in wallpapers featuring captivating live weather and astronomy wallpapers. However, if you’re searching for additional cool wallpapers that complement the Depth Effect on iPad, you can explore our collection for more options.

Certainly! Here are the steps you can follow to change or add new wallpaper to the iPad Lock Screen:

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Step 1: Unlock your iPad.

Step 2: Press and hold on to the empty area of your iPad Lock Screen.

Step 3: Select the “+” icon at the bottom right corner to add a new wallpaper.

Select the “+” icon to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 4: Choose the wallpaper from the Wallpaper Gallery.

Choose the wallpaper to Customize iPad Lock Screen

You can choose the “Photos” option to select a wallpaper from your Photo Library.

select a wallpaper from your Photo Library to Customize iPad Lock Screen

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Step 5: Swipe right to switch the accent from Natural to Black & White, Duotone, or Color Wash.

You also have the option to customize the accent to your preference by selecting a color from the bottom right color icon.

accent from Natural to Black & White to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 6: Once you’ve made all the desired adjustments, tap the “Add” button at the top right corner to finalize the customization.

Step 7: Choose “Set as Wallpaper Pair” if you prefer the same wallpaper for both the lock and home screens. Alternatively, opt for “Customize Home Screen” to have distinct looks for each.

That’s it! Following these steps allows you to change the lock screen background on your iPad on iPadOS 17.

2: Customize the Clock Font on the iPad Lock Screen.

**iPadOS 17 introduces six new fonts for the lock screen clock. You can also modify the weight and color of the clock. Here’s how you can customize the clock font on your iPad.**

Step 1: Press and hold on the lock screen, then select the “Customize” option. From there, choose “Customize Lock Screen.”

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Step 2: Tap on the Clock, and select the font most appeals to you.

select the font to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 4: To change the clock color, select one from the color palette or choose the last option to open the color picker.

That’s it!

3: Adding Widgets to the iPad Lock Screen

**One of the standout features of iPad Lock Screen customization is the introduction of new widgets.**

Yes, you can now add widgets to your iPad’s Lock screen. However, it’s important to note that, at present, the widgets are limited to landscape mode and will disappear when you switch your iPad to portrait mode.

*Fun Fact:* You can add up to 16 widgets to the widgets area on the iPad Lock Screen or choose 8 large widgets.

Here’s how you can add widgets to the iPad Lock Screen:

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Step 1: Unlock your iPad.

Step 2: Press and hold on to the empty area on your lock screen.

Step 3: Select the “Customize” option or tap the “Add” button to create a new lock screen setup and choose a new wallpaper. Then, select the “Customize Lock Screen” option.

Step 4: Choose the “Add Widgets” option on the left side.

"Add Widgets" to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 5: Select the widgets you wish to add to the lock screen. You can use the search option to find the desired widget quickly. Tap on the widget that you want to add to the lock screen.

Select the widgets to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 6: Tap and hold any widgets to change their position. Apple allows you to place the widgets anywhere you desire in the widgets area. If you have 2-3 widgets, you can position them in the middle or bottom.

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Tap and hold any widgets to Customize iPad Lock Screen

Step 7: If your widget has multiple functionalities, such as a weather widget, you can tap on it to change the location.

Step 8: After adding widgets, tap “Done” at the top right corner to save the setup.

You can even change the widget positioned above the clock by tapping it and selecting a new widget from the widget’s carousel.

That’s it.

Do you like my iPad lock screen setup? If you have any queries on how to customize the iPad lock screen, feel free to share them in the comment section.

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