iOS 17 Tips

iOS 17 Wallpaper Download for Any Phone [Light & Dark Mode!]

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2023-09-19 / Update for  iOS 17

Every new iOS version and iPhone model comes with its own set of new wallpapers. And this year is no different! When Apple announced the latest and greatest iOS version at WWDC23, i.e., the iOS 17, we also saw a new shiny new wallpaper along with it.

If you download the iOS 17 on your device, you can use the wallpaper directly from the lock screen. However, for the rest of you who don’t have or want to download the iOS 17, we have collected the iOS 17 wallpaper 4K!

Read on to download both the dark version and the light version for free.

Part 1: Download iOS 17 Wallpaper Dark and Light Mode in 4K

Here are the light and dark mode versions of the wallpaper iOS 17 for you. To download the wallpapers, do the following:

  • Click on either the light mode or dark mode version of the wallpaper.
  • Right-click on the wallpaper and select to save to your computer.
  • Choose your desired folder and save the wallpaper.

iOS 17 light mode Wallpaper:

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iOS 17 dark mode Wallpaper:

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Want to know how to apply the wallpaper after downloading? Read the next section!

Part 2: How to Apply the Wallpaper After Downloading

After you’ve downloaded the wallpaper on your iPhone, you’d have to apply it from your Photos app.

It’s quite easy. All you have to do is follow the simple steps below.

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Find the wallpaper you just downloaded and tap it.
  • Select the share icon in the bottom-left corner.
  • Scroll down and select “Use as Wallpaper”.

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  • Tap “Add” in the top-right corner.
  • And finally, select “Set as Wallpaper Pair”.

Now, your wallpaper has been applied on the home screen, as well as the lock screen!

Related read How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone.

Part 3: How to Apply Automatic Dark/Light Mode Wallpaper in iOS 17

If you’re on iOS 17, you can install the official version of this wallpaper directly, without having to download it.

When you do that, your wallpaper will transition between light and dark mode automatically when you change your device theme.

To apply the official wallpaper in iOS 17, follow the steps below.

  • Tap and hold on to an empty space on your lock screen.
  • Tap the + icon in the bottom-right corner.
  • Scroll down to the “Collections” section.
  • Choose the first wallpaper, which is the default iOS 17 wallpaper.
  • Tap “Add” in the top-right corner.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Finally, select “Set as Wallpaper Pair”.

Now, your wallpaper will transition from dark to light mode and vice versa based on your system theme.

Another perk of the official wallpaper is that it supports the depth effect. That means a portion of your clock is hidden between a layer of the wallpaper — which looks quite cool and gives a 3D look to your lock screen.

Part 4: How to Download iOS 17 on Your iPhone

Want to download the iOS 17 to try out the official iOS 17 wallpaper and other new features? This section tells you how to do that. It’s quite easy. And you don’t even need a paid developer account anymore.

Apple has released the iOS 17 official version. You can now directly update to iOS 17 from iOS 16 or iOS 17 beta in Settings > Software Update or using ReiBoot.

Here’s how to do it.

iPhone running iOS 16.4 or later:

  • Go to Log in with your Apple ID.
  • Click "Open Beta Updates - Open". It will automatically jump to the "Beta Updates" screen in Settings.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Choose iOS 17 Developer Beta from the available options.
  • Press the back button to go back to the update page. Tap the “Download and Install” button to download and install the update on your device.

    ios 17 wallpaper

iPhone running iOS 16.3 or earlier:

  • Go to and download the configuration profile.
  • After download finished, go to iPhone Settings - General - Software Update. Here you will see the latest iOS 17 public beta software.

Related read Install iOS 17 Public Beta.

Part 5: How to Downgrade Back to iOS 16 from iOS 17

iOS 17 may have some bugs and issues that you may find annoying. In that case, it’s advised to return back to iOS 16. But how do you do that? Well, it’s quite easy with a reliable downgrade tool like Tenorshare ReiBoot.

With ReiBoot, you can easily downgrade to the latest iOS 16.6 in minutes. No Jailbreak! Reiboot can quickly remove iOS 17 from your device, making it easy for all users, even novices, without the need for any professional knowledge. The interface clearly guides you through the simple steps and important points to note.

Here’s how.

  • Download and install ReiBoot on your computer. Open ReiBoot. Connect your iPhone to the same computer using a USB cable. Choose the Upgrade/Downgrade option.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Choose the Downgrade option as shown below.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Now, you need to download the latest iOS 16 firmware package for iOS 16. To do that, simply click the download button.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Wait for the download to complete.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • When it’s done, hit the Initiate Downgrade button to install iOS 16.

    ios 17 wallpaper
  • Wait for the process to complete, and now iOS 17 is successfully removed from your device. Now your device is running the latest iOS 16 version.

    ios 17 wallpaper

NOTE: Downgrading your iOS version wipes your internal storage. So, back up all your data to a computer or cloud before proceeding.

Bonus: Create and Set Custom AI-Generated Wallpapers on Your iPhone

Want to create your own wallpapers with nothing but a single prompt? Now you can do that with iCareFone! Tenorshare iCareFone has a new feature that lets you create unique wallpapers from your imagination.

All you have to do is write some words describing what you want to create, and the iCareFone does the rest. Then, you can save the wallpaper to your iPhone and apply it as wallpaper.

Here’s how.

  • Open iCareFone on your Mac and connect your iPhone to it. Select the “Set Wallpaper” option in the middle of your iPhone’s picture.

    ai wallpaper generator
  • Select the Wallpaper tab. Write a prompt in the text field and hit “Generate”.

    ai wallpaper generator
  • When the wallpaper is generated, select “View”. Finally, hit “Save”.

    ai wallpaper generator
  • Now, open your iPhone’s Photos app and apply the new wallpaper!

The Bottom Line

And there you have it! Now you have access to the full 4K versions of iOS 17’s wallpapers!

Furthermore, now you also know how to create your own awesome wallpapers with Tenorshare iCareFone’s AI wallpaper generator tool.