How to Choose Album for Photo Shuffle on iPhone Lock Screen [iOS 17.1]

With iOS 16 last year, Apple brought a major redesign to the iPhone lock screen by introducing new personalization features. This year, iOS 17 brings support for live photos, new fonts, and various improvements.

Now, Apple has released iOS 17.1, further enhancing the lock screen customization features by introducing the Albums to Photo Shuffle feature.

Prior to the release of iOS 17.1, users could select photos based on different categories such as People, Pets, Cities, Nature, etc in the Photo Shuffle. However, with the new update, you can select your favorite album or photos from the album for Photo Shuffle on your iPhone’s lock screen.

So, if you have a nice set of photos in your album and want to set it on your iPhone’s lock screen, you are in the right place. Here’s how you can choose an album in Photo Shuffle on the iPhone lock screen with automatic wallpaper shuffling at specific time intervals or every time the device wakes up.

iOS 17.1 lets you set Album in Photo Shuffle on Lock Screen

First things first, make sure your iPhone is running on the newly released iOS 17.1 or later version. If you are already on the newest version of iOS, then you can follow these steps on your iPhone to get things done.

How to Choose Album for Photo Shuffle on iPhone Lock Screen
  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Press and hold on the Lock Screen.
  3. Tap the + icon at the bottom right corner (or you can swipe all the way to the right side until you see the Add New page screen).
  4. Select Photo Shuffle from the Add New Wallpaper screen.
  5. Select the new Album option and choose the album from the Photos library that you’d like to set on your lock screen.
  6. Now choose the shuffle frequency, between, Daily, Hourly, On Lock, or On Tap.
  7. Tap Use Album button to apply these settings.
  8. On the preview screen, you can customize the clock font, add widgets to the lock screen, change the visual appearance of the background by swiping between different filters, or enable or disable the depth effect.
  9. Once you are good with all these settings, tap Done at the top right corner.

If you have live photos in your album then you will see the animated photos and you can touch and hold to see the effects. You can always add new photos to the album to expand the lock screen wallpaper collection.

iOS 17.1 is the first big software upgrade released after the iOS 17 and it comes with a flurry of new features including AirDrop using Cellular data, Standby Display options, a new lock screen personalization option, and more. You can explore all the changes in this story.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at

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