23 Chic iPhone Wallpapers That Don't Cost a Thing

Jul 20 2014 - 6:15am

You'll need wallpaper as elegant and eye-catching as your iPhone, so we've gathered some beautiful background options for your iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S that won't cost a thing.

To download these backgrounds, enter full-screen mode by clicking on each photo, then right-clicking on the wallpaper image to save it to your computer. Text or email the picture to yourself, and save the wallpaper to your camera roll. Change your background by viewing the wallpaper in camera roll, tapping the share button, and selecting "Use as wallpaper." Voilà! Extreme Makeover: iPhone Edition is now complete.

Source: Incipio [1]

Tame Impala Elephant

Have you been rocking out to "Elephant" by Tame Impala all year? Grab the single's art [2] for your iPhone.

Geometric Squares

Dedicated squares keep your app folders organized against this geometric background [3].


Source: Incipio [4]

Dr. Seuss

The funny things [5] quote is from Dr. Seuss's classic One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.


Source: Incipio [6]

A World of Wonder Awaits

Graphic artist Eileen Tjan is curious about what lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere [7].


Source: Incipio [8]

Pop Hearts

Turn your iPhone background into a work of heart with Incase's pop heart [9] wallpaper in black, white, and pink.

Parallel Wallpaper

The contrast between the sharp angles and soft pastel colors in Rumiko Matsumoto's design Parallel Worlds [10] makes for such an interesting pattern.

Cosmos Campus

A bleach design mimics the star masses of the cosmos [11].

Grumpy Cat in Space

Grumpy Cat is unimpressed by space [12].

Up in the Air

The golden hour at 10,000 feet is so much more spectacular. Experience the light up in the air [13] with this beautiful photograph-turned-wallpaper.

Sparkly Chevron

A chevron print is reimagined in gold sparkles, black, and cream [14].

Falling Gold Sparkles

Having a ho-hum day? Power on your screen to reveal sparkling gold glitter [15] that'll give your afternoon slump the right dose of fabulous.

Textured Dots in Black

These textured polka dots [16] have a little bit of cosmic edge to them.

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

This J.R.R. Tolkien quote [17] is a good reminder that sometimes spontaneous, unplanned journeys can yield the best memories.

Lens Flare

Opt for a calming ombré lens flare [18] wallpaper by MacRumors user rshroff.


Source: Incipio [19]

Love Heat

Looking at Love Heat [20] is like looking through a kaleidoscope full of cool, bright neon tones.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

John Denver's classic hit makes a poignant statement on this wallpaper by designer Nick Agin [21].

Curious Cat Wood Shelves

Your phone's all business, but your wallpaper doesn't have to be. Here's a giggle-inducing Curious Cat [22] print — with shelves!

Black Stripes

Try the black stripes [23] pattern by Incase.

Polka-Dot Roses

Shelves keep apps neat and tidy on this playful floral [24] pattern.

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