The 50+ Best Free Winter Wallpaper Downloads For iPhone

by Alex DiBacco

Winter is definitely the longest season up here in New England, so we just have to embrace it fully.

I’ve really started to love a beautiful snowfall over the last few years and the way everything feels hushed and magical during the winter.

When I was looking for winter wallpaper for iPhone, I mostly found Christmas options.

And don’t get me wrong: I love Christmas, but what about once the holidays are over? 

In my book, January and February are the months to embrace the stillness of winter.

Christmas is all about the hustle and bustle of the holidays and is filled with singing, presents, food, and clutter, but January and February show how magical the quiet part of winter can be.

I like to get cozy in January and February and really just enjoy the winter season. As much as I love warm weather (and believe me, I really miss summer weather during these months), there is something beautiful about the seasons changing.

I also like to bring elements of this coziness and the winter vibe into my life.

These winter wallpaper options should help you do just that! They’re pretty varied but all capture the essence of winter.

I included a variety of serene shots as well as winter shots that are just absolutely breathtaking.

My hope is that these winter wallpaper downloads for your iPhone will reflect that quiet magic that winter holds, regardless of the holiday season.

Enjoy these shots!

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How to Save on the Phone:

Press and hold the photo that you want and click save to iPhone. This should work on Androids as well! Once you’ve saved the photo to your camera roll, you can go into settings and change your wallpaper.

Note: You can use any of these winter wallpaper options for either your home screen, lock screen, or both. Your iPhone gives you the option to use a different wallpaper for each screen, which is a fun way to incorporate more photos.

I like to use a bolder wallpaper as my lock screen and I choose a more muted wallpaper for my home screen.

For me, this makes it easier to see my apps over my home screen’s wallpaper, but this is a personal preference and will depend on your phone’s aesthetic.

If you really love a wallpaper but are having trouble using it on your home screen, try using an editing app (I love Tezza and Canva for this) to add a muted overlay over the photo. This should make it easier to use under your apps.

Winter Wallpaper For iPhone:

Scroll through and check out these winter wallpaper options!

There are many different types, so if you don’t see something you like, keep scrolling. Feel free to save as many as you’d like.

Because all of these shots will look a little different when they’re actually showing on your lock screen or home screen, I recommend saving a bunch and then trying them out all at once to see what you actually like.

Snow Covered Trees:

You’ll see a lot of quiet tree or field shots on here, either during or just after a snowfall.

Although not many of us have the opportunity to see these spots during winter (especially city-folk like me), there’s something so peaceful about seeing a scene like this every time you open your iPhone.

Don’t forget that this can be set as your lock screen, home screen, or both!

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Snowy Path:

This is another really peaceful shot that’s just so beautiful.

Living in New England, we see scenes like this a lot, but after I moved to the city I realized how much I missed this type of view. I love waking up to it on my iPhone!

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Snow Covered Trees:

This is such an incredible photograph. It’s also pretty easy to use as a background since the colors aren’t too intense.

I think the mist is really what makes this winter wallpaper so magical!

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Snowy Road:


This city scene reminds me so much of New England and Boston.

It’s old-fashioned and peaceful, but you still get a city vibe and know that this street will be bustling and busy in only a day or so.

I especially love the dog and the umbrella included in this photo!

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Mountain people will love this peaceful winter shot.

Did you know that it’s scientifically proven that snow mutes sound? We always think of the “quiet” of a snowfall as an analogy, but it’s the real thing.

I can just imagine how quiet this scene is! Not only does it remind me of the beauty of winter, but it also gives the viewer a sense of instant peace.




I also included a bunch of close-up shots in this roundup, whether the winter wallpaper background is a snowflake, a tree branch, or simply a small piece of the sky.

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Snow Covered Trees:


This is another really peaceful image that will instantly calm you down if you’re having a rough day.

This wallpaper is perfectly muted and works well on your home screen or lock screen.

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Winter Sunset:



Winter Road:



Pink Lights:


Even though lights are always associated with Christmas, I think that lights (in the right way) remind me of winter magic just as much, as I included lots of photos with white lights (or pink lights in this case) in this winter wallpaper for iPhone roundup.

Snow Covered Trees:



Pine Background:


This background is plain but sweet if you’re the kind of person who needs a crisp background in order to find apps. 


Snow Covered Trees:


Snowflakes At Night:






Magical Lights:



Snowy Bridge:


Pink Winter:

This photo is obviously photoshopped, but I absolutely love it. It reminds me so much of January and February, and is peaceful and natural yet magical.


Winter In The City:

This is a modern city-scape that captures New York City perfectly during a snowstorm. As much as I love quiet woodsy winter photos, there is something really cool about how an entire city will quite literally shut down during a snowstorm. I included plenty of other city-scapes as well (mostly during stormy days) so keep scrolling if this is your vibe!



I hope you enjoyed these free options for winter wallpaper for iPhone! If you have any trouble saving a winter wallpaper option, let me know in the comments or shoot me an email and I’m happy to help you sort it out.

I get so many requests for wallpaper and want to make sure I can source everything you need! What sort of wallpaper for iPhone are you looking for next? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to my queue! 

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1 comment

Melissa January 3, 2021 - 11:23 pm

Such gorgeous winter themed shots ! Thank you so much for sharing !!!


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