Summer is on it’s way and I want all things warm-weather around me! Summer wallpaper for my iPhone is my special favorite. Even when it isn’t quite summer outside, summer wallpaper on my iPhone never fails to make me happy.
There are so many different vibes of summer, so there are of course just as many summer wallpaper options!
From lemons to flowers to vintage California sunsets, I really love it all, so I included a bit of everything.
My hope is that these summer wallpaper options for your iPhone will make you happy every time you see your phone!
How To Save A Summer Wallpaper For iPhone:
These summer wallpaper options are super easy to save to your iPhone! They should work for most smartphones; don’t worry if you need to crop the image a bit.
If you’re on your smartphone, just hold down on the photo then press save to camera roll.
Now, go into your settings and you can change your lock screen, your home screen, or both.
Feel free to save as many options as you’d like and try them out all at once! Sometimes a wallpaper option will look slightly different once you actually try it out. Enjoy!
What’s a summer background for your phone without some beautiful flowers, right? When it comes to aesthetics, you can never go wrong with these gorgeous flowers.
But if you want to do something different but still want to stick with a nature-themed wallpaper, these colorful leaves are for you.
This picture of turtles is so cute! I’m such a sucker for cute, little animals and this might just be the perfect summer wallpaper for your iPhone.
Wanting a tropical fruit-themed wallpaper? Well, this watermelon wallpaper is utterly adorable! I also love the watercolor-like art style of the photo.
This seashell-themed wallpaper really makes me miss the beach. Whether you love the beach or you’re an avid collector of seashells then you might love this as your next wallpaper.
Here’s another photo of a turtle you can use as your wallpaper. This would look so cute as a lockscreen!
I just love the gorgeous contrast of the red flowers and deep green leaves against the muted background of the sky on this wallpaper. It also has this really nice filter that’s easy on the eyes!
Sunflowers are truly the perfect type of flower to put as your wallpaper for the summer. Something about them just reminds me of the summer season. Not to mention, they’re perfect for that vintage vibe.
If you’re looking for a summer wallpaper that isn’t too fussy and reminds you of the beach, this might just be something you like! I love how blue the ocean is in this photo and it has a minimalistic feel that won’t intrude on your mobile apps.
This tropical tree-themed wallpaper looks so refreshing to the eyes! It makes me think of days when I would go sunbathing under the cool shade of trees by the beach.
Here are more tropical trees for you to use as your summer wallpaper. This one features its silhouettes against a beautiful sunset.
If you want a wallpaper that reminds you of the summer season with each peek at your phone, you might like this one! I love how fun and bright the mood is in this photo.
If you’re looking for something chic and sophisticated for your summer wallpaper, then you’ll certainly love this one! This has to be one of my favorites on this list too! There’s just something so sleek about this plant-themed wallpaper.
The filter on this summer wallpaper reminds me of sunsets and how the light gives off this gorgeous glow across the beach. It looks so cozy and magical at the same time.
For a vintage vibe for your summer wallpaper, these florals would be perfect as your background. The grainy texture reminds me of photos you take with film cameras too.
I just love these painting-like wallpapers. They look so gorgeous and perfect for those who want an artsy background. For a summery theme, you can pick a photo with sunflowers like this one!
Nothing’s more summery than a background filled with tropical, citrus fruits. They give off such bright colors and a refreshing feel.
Who doesn’t love sunsets by the beach? They’re such a stunning sight to look at so why not put this view as your background wallpaper so you can always look at them on your screen whenever you like.
Here’s another cool and refreshing summer wallpaper for your iPhone. The art style here is so pretty too! I love the simplistic and minimalistic detailing.
Just like what this wallpaper says, there are only good vibes this summer season! Don’t let anything get you down and keep thinking of the brighter side of things.
Here’s another artsy wallpaper that you might like. Out of all the fruity backgrounds, this is another favorite of mine. It has such a cottagecore, vintage feel.
Floral patterns are so cute as wallpaper backgrounds for your phone. Usually, I see floral backgrounds like this with bright colors like pink, coral, or even pastel hues. But the green color scheme is just as gorgeous!
Having ocean-themed backgrounds might make you miss the beach more, but this can also make you more excited for your next summer getaway.
Here’s another vintage-themed wallpaper you can use for the summer season. When life throws you lemons, make them your wallpaper, right?
Looking forward to sunny days only this summer season. This sunny wallpaper is simple yet so cute. You can also opt to lower the brightness of the photo by editing it on your phone so it doesn’t clash with your mobile apps.
I love this starfish wallpaper! It looks so adorable and pretty! And it makes me miss the beach even more. I can also see this as my lockscreen and homescreen!
I just love shots like this of the beach. It looks so serene and calming. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about the wallpaper’s details clashing with your apps.
Just looking at these pineapples makes me miss drinking pina coladas by the beach. But they also make such cute summer wallpapers for your iPhone too!
Here’s a close-up version of the turtle wallpapers listed earlier on this list. Honestly, they look even more magical up close!
These watermelon slices look utterly delectable and make me crave some watermelon now. But they also look so cute as summer wallpapers for your iPhone this year.
Looking at this tropical wallpaper reminds me of those times I’m relaxing on the beach and these trees were my breathtaking view from below.
If you prefer something else than tropical trees, then you might like this view of beach umbrellas. This wallpaper has such a cheerful and optimistic greeting for the summer season too.
Want to the summer season with a joyful wallpaper? This one is for you. I love the bright colors on this background too!
Here’s another wallpaper that greets the summer with such a positive vibe. But instead of vibrant colors, you get a vintage theme and filter for this background.
I love the neutral color scheme of this coconut-themed wallpaper. This would look so gorgeous as your summer homescreen wallpaper if you want something not too bright or filled with details.
If you like to reminisce about taking strolls on the beach with your wallpaper, this is perfect for you. It also makes me kinda miss feeling the sand between my toes while playing around the shore with my loved ones.
Looking for a wallpaper that’s sure to stand out? These oranges won’t let you down! The bright orange colors will certainly pop from your screen and put you in a summer mood instantly.
I’m loving the summer haze on this beach wallpaper. It looks so ethereal and magical! I honestly can’t wait to be on the beach again and feel the cool ocean breeze on my skin.
Similar to the photo before this one, this particular summer wallpaper has a more cool-toned hue if you prefer a cooler color scheme.
The cute thing about wallpapers like this one is you can also recreate this shot with your best friend or even your partner.
Is it just me or does this wallpaper looks like utter paradise? I could stay here forever or at least during the whole duration of the summer season.
I’m loving how colorful the skies are here in this wallpaper. It looks so whimsical and ethereal. If you like a pastel color scheme for your wallpaper, this is perfect!
Here’s another paradise-like wallpaper you can use for the summer. I just love going to beach towns. They’re just so cozy and it’s such a good break from the city.
These sunflowers are stunning! I also love the grainy, vintage filter used on the photo as if they were taken by a film camera.
If you’re looking for more fruit-themed wallpapers for the summer, here are more options for you to choose from.
If you like pastel themes as much as I do, then you’ll absolutely love the look of this wallpaper on your phone. What’s even better is how this background would blend seamlessly with your apps without clashing against them.
There’s something about underwater shots like this one that I absolutely love! They just look so cool and it makes me miss being in the ocean as well.
When it comes to choosing summer wallpapers, you can never really go wrong with using tropical tree silhouettes as your phone background. The colorful skies create such a gorgeous contrast against the trees too.
Get in touch with nature with these summery plants as your iPhone wallpaper this year. They will give such a stunning pop of color to your phone background.
Talking about contrasts, I love the deep hues of the sunflower fields and how they pop so vibrantly against the neutral skies.
While I don’t miss getting hit by waves while swimming on the beach, I certainly miss the feel of the ocean whenever the weather gets hotter. It’s such a cooling and relaxing feeling and this wallpaper emulates that.
Here’s another photo of a sunflower field that you might want to put as your wallpaper. You can even use the other sunflower backgrounds as your lockscreen while keeping this one as your homescreen or vice versa.
This ocean wallpaper would look as gorgeous as your iPhone lockscreen. I love the cool blue tones of this photo so much!
Can’t pick just one photo for your summer wallpaper? Why not opt for a stunning collage of everything you love about the summer season just like this wallpaper?
So far, the watermelon wallpapers I’ve included on this list have been very artsy or looked hand-drawn. But if you want something a little bit more realistic, you might like this one!
Looking at this wallpaper makes me wish I was also lounging around by the sea while reading my chosen book for the summer.
Probably one of my favorite floral wallpapers, the color scheme on this background is utterly pretty! I love how it looks like it was painted using watercolor.
If you don’t like the look of realistic photos as your iPhone wallpaper for summer, then you might like the cute aesthetic of this one instead!
When it comes to summer colors, you can never go wrong with a yellow color scheme. I just love the bright and sunny feel of this wallpaper.
There’s something so mysterious and so unique about these vague summer wallpaper concepts. If you like to have wallpapers that you won’t see on anyone else’s screens, then this is for you.
Whether you’re an avid seashell collector or just love the aesthetic this wallpaper gives, you can’t go wrong with picking this as your summer background.
Don’t you just love the abundance of this sunflower field? From the gorgeous colors to the stunning view, this is the perfect summer wallpaper!
I am obsessed with this gorgeous view of tropical trees from below. This would certainly give you that relaxing, beachy feel for your iPhone.
Can’t wait to leave footprints on the sand this summer season? Well, one way to keep you excited for your next summer getaway is by putting it as your iPhone wallpaper.
Here’s another gorgeous photo of the ocean and the exciting events you could be doing on your next vacation.
Just looking at this wallpaper really makes it hard to contain my excitement for my next beach trip. If you need to keep yourself motivated and excited for your summer vacation, you should definitely try using these kinds of wallpaper for your phone.
Don’t you just love watching the sunsets over the beach? But while we are counting down the days of our upcoming summer trip, putting this as your wallpaper will do!
Summer fruits are one of the best ways to cool down during this hot season. And your phone deserves that much-needed refreshment on your wallpaper too!
Here’s another fruity wallpaper you can use for your iPhone wallpaper. It’s cute, it’s adorable, and it’s quite trendy too!
This vintage floral wallpaper looks utterly pretty! This would look so good as a lockscreen too.
Give yourself that burst of freshness every time you open your phone by making these grapefruits your wallpaper for the summer.
If you can’t get enough of using seashells for your summer wallpaper, here’s more for you. This one features a whole lot more seashells too!
While we eagerly wait for our next summer trip, this stunning wallpaper of a gorgeous sunset across the beach will do for now.
If you love the look of busy roads and palm trees against a sunset, this is the perfect wallpaper for you.
Looking for something minimalistic for your summer wallpaper? Then why not opt for this one? This would look so cute as both your lockscreen and homescreen.
Apart from gorgeous beaches and stunning sunsets, one of the best ways to enjoy the summer is through a picnic. And this beautiful setup would make such a cute wallpaper too!
If you’ve had enough of sceneries as your summer wallpaper, why not try using these colorful clouds next time?
Here’s another abundant fruit-themed wallpaper to use during the summer season. If you like lemons, this would suit you perfectly!
If you don’t like lemons, you can always opt for these instead! Don’t you just love that vibrant pop of red?
Not a fan of realistic fruit-themed wallpapers? Then why not opt for these cute, artsy backgrounds?
I’m not a fan of crowded beaches but this wallpaper definitely makes me excited for the summer season!
Here’s another lemon-themed wallpaper you can use for your summer backgrounds. I love that this one has different cuts of lemons.
Sunflowers are just so naturally beautiful and perfect for a summer wallpaper aesthetic. This would look so good as a lockscreen too!
Here’s another sunflower wallpaper you might love. This one is more detailed and less minimalistic than the previous sunflower backgrounds.
These red berries are sure to give your phone background that gorgeous burst of color for the summer!
If you like the aesthetic these cloudy photos give, then you might like this one. Especially if you like pastel hues for your iPhone wallpaper.
I love this wallpaper of pink, cute flamingos! If you’re someone fascinated by them or just simply love the look of this as your background, you should totally download this!
This Kiwi-themed wallpaper is utterly adorable! It would make such a cute lockscreen for your summertime wallpaper.
If you’re a surfer or hoping to get on a surfboard this summer season, putting this wallpaper as your background would certainly be a good motivation!
This is such a cool concept for your phone wallpaper! You can even use this as your bucket list of locations to go to this summer!
For those who prefer having cute quotes or texts as their wallpaper, this is for you. Don’t forget to make waves this summer season!
What a pretty sight to make as wallpaper this summer! This makes me hopeful for many adventures this upcoming months.
Apart from beach trips, pool parties can be fun too! And the look of this pool-themed wallpaper is quite pretty!
Don’t like anything colorful on your phone background? Well, this one would be certainly perfect for you while still being pretty summery!
Here’s another one of my favorites in this summer wallpaper collection. This particular flower field is utterly gorgeous and full of bright pink and red flowers.
Looking for more flamingo-themed wallpapers? Well, here’s one with a solid color background!
These coconuts look so refreshing to look at! Whether you’re craving some coconut drinks or just simply want that burst of freshness, this would look rather cute on your phone background!
This is another cute summer wallpaper you can use for your lockscreen. It’s not too detailed and you have lots of space to put your clock on the upper area.
If you like the look of fruity patterns as a wallpaper, this one has a vintage vibe that you might love.
Here are more lemon-themed wallpapers you can use this summer season!
This has got to be one of the most summer-like wallpapers on this list. I love this eclectic collage of tropical fruits, plants, and bright-colored animals!
This is such a gorgeous sight of a seashore! And it’s an ideal summer background too!
Apart from the gorgeous view, I love the vintage look this photo has! The muted tones won’t clash with your mobile apps too!
The iridescent look pools give is so pretty, right? They would make such gorgeous wallpapers for the summer too!
This grapefruit-themed wallpaper would look so cute as a background if you’re looking for something with orange hues this summer season.
Chic and minimalistic, this summer wallpaper looks so classy and sophisticated!
Let everyone know that you will only be allowing good vibes this summer season through this cute wallpaper!
I would love to live in a beach town one day. But for now, I’ll settle for this gorgeous wallpaper to keep the dream alive.
Can’t wait to get some color on your skin this upcoming summer season? Then this view of the beach will certainly keep you excited.
I love the combination of greens and yellow on this lemon wallpaper! So cute and adorable!
This sunset road is tropical and happy. We all love these summer nights when the heat remains even after the sunsets. This reminds me of good memories and vacations!
This summer wallpaper is perfect for your iPhone of any size. It’s vintage and muted, so it won’t overtake your phone and it’ll be easy to use your apps over this summer wallpaper.
Who doesn’t love warm summertime mornings? This iPhone summer wallpaper is a little vintage and a lot happy.
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If you love traveling to warm places or even just flying in general then you’ll love this summer wallpaper for iPhone! It’s happy and pink, but it also feels exciting and adventurous.
Even though this summer wallpaper technically works for any season, it feels ultra summery to me, so I wanted to add it to this post.
This is another summer wallpaper for iPhone that’s perfect for travelers out. there! It’s happy and exciting, but honestly even this spot looks good: no need to travel!
I especially love summer wallpaper backgrounds that have a lot of blue water in them, so this is one of my favorites. I will say that it’s pretty bold so it’ll work better on your lock screen than it will on your home screen.
This ultra-vintage summer wallpaper for iPhone is perfect for those of you who enjoy timeless summer vibes. It’s pretty grainy, which is an aesthetic I personally love, but it may or may not work for you. This certainly reminds me of California!
If you like simple summer wallpaper backgrounds on your iPhone then you’ll love these lemons. They’re just. so happy!
I also love this watermelon summer background. It really isn’t summer without watermelon.
If you particularly enjoy VSCO vibes then this is the summer wallpaper for your iPhone. It’s simple, vintage, and bold all at once, plus sunflowers are just a staple of summer.
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This is a slightly more vintage lemon summer background that’s still quite darling. It reminds me of European vibes. This might be a bit hard to use on your home screen because it’ll overpower your apps, but it’s the perfect lock screen summer wallpaper on your iPhone.
I personally love summer storms. This is a less “happy” summer wallpaper on your iPhone but it does remind me quite a bit of those summer days I spend in a hoodie by the ocean.
This is a super cute vintage shot with palm trees. There’s something so happy about this view!
If you like cleaner, lighter backgrounds on your iPhone then this summer wallpaper will be perfect for you.
I’m 100% a beach person in the summer months. I literally could not spend a summer inland. I like having the beach all around me, even on my iPhone in the form of summer wallpaper.
You can almost feel the summer breeze coming off of this wallpaper. It’s happy, warm, darling, and a little bit vintage.
How cute is this van? This is also a muted summer wallpaper that will work well on either your home screen, your lock screen, or both.
This photo totally gives me Miami vibes. It’s clean and high end, if that’s your summer vibe!
This is another watermelon summer background that’s so sweet. It reminds me of picture books I used to read as a kid.
I love this moody summer background. It reminds me of a summer afternoon after we get off of the beach to take nap.
If you’re obsessed with Taylor Swift like I am (and seriously, who isn’t?) then you’ll love this summer phone background.
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This gives me all the summer nighttime vibes! I loved doing this sort of stuff as a kid, but you’re never to old to hang out at the playground, especially when you get to swing over the city like this.
This summer background is so vintage and adorable! I especially love the colors of the lifts.
It’s also pretty muted so it’ll work well on either your home screen or your lock screen.
I need these beach chairs now! I honestly have never seen a cuter beach setup. If this doesn’t give you all the summer feels then nothing will.
If you like a plainer summer background that isn’t so flowery then these leaves will do perfectly.
Here’s another vintage shot that encompasses both the ocean and flowers, so we get at least two of the elements (three if you count air).
While this wouldn’t be fun to walk on, it totally gives off those warm weather July vibes.
I love this subtle pink summer wallpaper! It’s happy and sweet; this is the perfect background for those of you who want something girlier and less moody.
This is definitely a beach I wish I was on right now! The colors in the shot are stunning and will look good on any iPhone.
I love getting to see the ocean when it actually does sparkle like this. There’s something so special about the beach in the summer, especially during sunset! This lighting is just stunning.
This is another shell shot that also shows some gorgeous blue water.
This little guy is just too cute!! I had to include him. I recommend using this summer background on your lock screen so you get the full effect.
This is a super cute vintage shot for those of you who really love butterflies. The lighting is just so pretty!
If you enjoy succulents and cactus plants then this is the background for you. It’s simple but is clearly boho.
Here’s another darling turtle shot that features multiple little guys. They’re just too adorable!
This is a fun watermelon background that is all pink.
Oranges are also super summery so I had to include at least one of these orange summer backgrounds!
I love sunflowers, but I love this afternoon lighting almost as much.
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This is a simple and girly summer wallpaper that I obviously love.
Here’s another butterfly shot that will work well for your home screen because it’s totally solid.
These palm leaves are so happy and artsy! This summer background will work well for your lock screen, home screen, or both.
Lastly, I wanted to include a shot of the fields at sunset. You can almost feel the summer breeze coming through this photo.
Feel free to save as many of these iPhone summer wallpaper options as you’d like. Happy summer!
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