Live Photos have been very appreciated by iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners, but not only. Even those with older iOS devices craved the ability to create Live Photos and even that is now possible thanks to LiveMaker app.
However, I find Live Wallpapers even cooler, since you can use one of your favorite Live Photos and turn it into a Live Wallpaper which can be animated using 3D Touch. But your Live Paper doesn’t have to be a photo, and there are plenty of apps offering ready made ones.
For your convenience, we selected the best Live Wallpaper apps from where you can download and apply cool, 3D Touch animated backgrounds for your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.
Live Wallpapers by Themify includes both regular and Live Wallpapers, and the latter category features a rich selection of styles, from nature and landscapes to abstract and space.
More importantly, it is regularly updated with new Live Wallpapers, so this one is actually worth keeping on your phone. The app is free, but a fair warning – it occasionally displays pop-up ads, so if you can’t tolerate that, go ahead and check out the alternatives below.
With 200+ 3D Touch-enabled wallpapers (some of them even have sounds), this app offers plenty of options to animate your iPhone’s screen. They are neatly sorted into categories and you can browse the selection in slide or grid views.
You can pick three Live Wallpapers for free (they also work on older iPhones which lack 3D Touch, although they are displayed as regular wallpapers) and saved them to your camera roll, from where you can apply them to your lock screen.
Nevertheless, only three downloads are offered for free. If you want more, you’ll be prompted to upgrade to the $1.99 Pro version of the app.
Themeable only offers a little over 50 Live Wallpapers right now, but more are added regularly, so you can expect its collection to grow over time. However, the app comes with an additional, interesting feature – it lets you create your own Live Wallpapers using videos from your personal library.
The app is free to download, although you have a limited selection of free wallpapers and you can unlock specific categories for $0.99 each or all of them for $2.99. Also, the built-in Live Wallpaper Maker is a premium feature priced at $1.99.
Live Wallpapers – Custom Backgrounds and Themes is another reliable source of quality 3D Touch-enabled wallpapers. It’s rather new among the other players, so it has a smaller set of Live Wallpapers to offer as there are only 40+ of them available.
Nevertheless, the developer plans to add more over time, and considering the app costs only $0.99, it’s safe to say it would make a good long-term investment if you want access to fresh Live Wallpapers.
If you’re a sucker for freebies, Live Wallpapers for Me is the right app for you (pun intended). It’s absolutely free and comes with a decent selection of wallpapers to choose from, with more being added weekly.
More importantly, they all look beautiful and come in various styles from time-lapse sceneries to cute pets and abstract patterns among others, so you will surely find something you like in there. However, navigation might be somewhat clumsy due to the lack of categories, at least for now.
This app is also free, although it provides a larger collection of Live, 200+ to be more specific. It has a simple and intuitive layout where you can easily browse the Live Wallpapers collection as they are sorted in various categories, and slide and grid view modes are offered as well.