[Cont. updated] Handpicked iOS 16 'Depth Effect' wallpapers for iPhone lock screen

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on November 1, 2022) follows:

iOS 16 brought some really cool and unique features to the otherwise mature and stable operating system. The ability to have the ‘Depth Effect’ in lock screen wallpapers was especially appreciated by Apple users.

As soon as the beta version was released, many started experimenting with the new feature, trying to create beautiful lock screens and sharing them with others.

While the feature in itself is great, finding wallpapers that allow and take advantage of the ‘Depth Effect’ could be a painstaking task. It isn’t perfect either.

To help you out, we’ve created this list that features some of our favorite iOS 16 ‘Depth Effect’ wallpapers that you can use on your lock screen. Click or tap on the image to enlarge.

1. Vampire Gerard:


2. Final Fantasy:

Final Fantasy

3. Mega Man:

Mega Man

4. Messi:


5. A dreamy sunset:

A dreamy sunset

6. Snowy peaks:

Snowy mountains

7. Spiderman:


8. The evil friend:

The evil friend

9. Lighthouse:


10. Assassins Creed:

Assassins Creed

11. Happy Halloween:

Happy Halloween

12. Black Panther:

Black Panther

13. Jinx:


14. Roberto Clemente Bridge:

Roberto Clemente Bridge

15. The Legend Of Zelda:

The Legend Of Zelda

16. The wheel:

The wheel

17. Bali:


18. The Last of Us:

The Last of Us

19. Stray:


20. Anime girl:

Anime girl

Update 1 (November 16, 2022)

21. The Atlas:

The Atlas

22. Tree caravan:

Tree caravan

23. Pillars of Creation:

Pillars of creation

24. Shelby:


Update 2 (November 18, 2022)

25. Fly high:

Fly high

26. Michael Myers:

Michael Myers

Update 3 (November 21, 2022)

27. Joker:


28. Lewis Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton

Update 4 (November 22, 2022)

29. Broken:


30. Persona 5 Royal:


31. New Donk City:


Update 5 (November 23, 2022)

32. Dutch man:


33. Evangelion:


Update 6 (November 24, 2022)

34. Ferrari Testarossa:


35. AOT vibe:


Update 7 (November 28, 2022)

36. Skull:


37. Richarlison’s goal:


38. Son of man:


Update 8 (December 1, 2022)

39. Pink Land:


40. American Psycho:


We’ll keep updating this article with more iOS 16 ‘Depth Effect’ wallpapers with time. Keep coming back for more. You can also share your finds in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: If you believe we haven’t properly credited the actual artist for any of the wallpapers above, please feel free to reach out to us to help in rectifying the error.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Want to work for PiunikaWeb and enjoy best-in-industry compensation & benefits? You'll be glad to know we're hiring experienced candidates.

Jaspreet Singh

I have always been passionate about smartphones, cameras, computers and basically everything technology related. Writing content for PW allows me to express that nerd inside me and talk about things i love.