How to Fix Depth Effect not working on iPhone XR or Later in iOS 16

One of the most fantastic features of iOS 16 is a new way of customizing the lock screen of your iPhone but the problem is that most of you are unable to use the depth on your iPhone in this post, I will tell you how to fix the depth effect on your iPhone

In order to use the proper depth effect feature make sure you have an iPhone XR or later iPhone if you use a previous generation iPhone like iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will not work so make sure you use at least A12 Bionic supported iPhone

Things you need to know about the Depth effect feature

The depth effect feature helps to detach the foreground from the background of the wallpaper to a better view that really looks amazing this feature works great on My iPhone XR & I tried it with my iPhone 8 which was not working at all due to lack of A12 Bionic chip

These are Supported iPhone

iPhone SE 2nd Generation

iPhone XR, XS, XS Max

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, mini

iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max & Mini

iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max

How to use depth effect on iPhone

To Use depth effect on Your iPhone you need a supported photo now all you need to do is to follow the steps to do it on your iPhone

Hold the lock screen & Add New

Now find the image

Make sure to reposition the image

Add it

Set the Wallpaper Pair

How to Fix Depth Effect on iPhone

Here are some ways you can fix the Depth effect on your iPhone if not working

Make Sure you are on iOS 16

This feature only works on iOS 16 if you are using iOS like iOS 15 or a previous version this feature will not work you need to have iOS 16 on your iPhone

Use Supported Image Format

Using the right supported image is always best so you need a JPEG image however if you have a PNG you can also change its format of it and try again do it which may work you can simply change the file format in files App

Use High-Resolutions Image

You will notice not all images support the depth image try to get high resolutions photos to avoid low-quality photos always choose high-quality photos

Try out on supported iPhone

It requires iOS 16 but iPhones like iPhone 8, 8 Plus & iPhone X lack this feature which is very disappointing you need to have iPhone XR and a later iPhone to work perfectly however if you notice it works with its default iOS 16 wallpapers

Don’t use Widegt in Lockscreen

if you use a Widget on the lock screen it may lead to your wallpaper will not fitting and make it normal wallpaper so don’t use the widget on the lock screen that helps your image looks more visible

Resize the Image

Sometimes an image might not fit the lock screen as it you need to reposition the image which makes it fit and avoid selfies that are taken from very close

Try Different Image

Try Different images don’t use low-quality images

Restart your iPhone

All of a sudden if the process may not help you you can try to restart your device do it again may work

Rest all settings

Rest all settings if possible if the restart process also does not fix the depth effect of the wallpaper

Update your iPhone

In The end, you should try to update your software if it’s available

Will it Work on iOS 15?

No This will not work on iOS 15

does depth effect work on iPhone 8?

Depth Image does not work properly in iOS 16

Does iPhone x support depth effect?

No not work properly work only with its default iOS 16 images

does depth effect work on older iPhones?

As the Depth feature requires A12 Bionic and later iPhones so it won’t work on previous generation iPhones