How to Enable & Use Depth Effect in iOS 16 on iPhone X

Apple has rolled out iOS 16 for all users using the iPhone 8 series and newer models. This is a great time to find out all the amazing new features of iOS 16.

However, just like last year, Apple has dropped support for some features on the older iPhone models. For instance, many users are unable to set and use depth effect wallpaper on their iPhone X running iOS 16.

Many users have been speculating that the iOS 16 depth effect not working on the iPhone X is a bug. Well, it is not a bug, but setting a custom photo from the Photos app library as a lock screen does not support depth effect on the iPhone and iPhone 8 series.

This doesn’t mean that you cannot enable and use the depth effect in iOS 16 on your iPhone.

The following sections will show you how to do that.

How to Use and Enable Depth Effect on iPhone X in iOS 16

As stated, the iPhone X doesn’t support a depth effect when we select photos from our photo library to set as a lock screen wallpaper.

However, the system lock screen wallpapers that come with iOS 16 can be used to enable a depth effect on the iPhone X. Just follow the steps given below:

Step #1: Unlock your iPhone X with a passcode or Face ID and stay on the lock screen. If you use a passcode, you will have to swipe down from the top-left corner to drag down the lock screen.

Step #2: Now, press and hold anywhere on the screen. This will open the custom settings available for lock screen wallpaper.

Step #3: Tap on the “+” icon situated at the bottom-right corner.

Step #4: Here, you need to select “Astronomy” or “Collections” to check wallpapers.

Step #5: Find the detailed wallpaper and tap on the “Add” option to save the wallpaper.

Now you can check if the depth effect is enabled on your iPhone X.

Wrapping up…

This is the simplest way to enable and use depth effect wallpaper on the iPhone X as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running on the latest iOS 16.

Don’t add widgets on the lock screen if you want a depth effect, as they both get along so well.

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