Ranking Every Default iOS Wallpaper

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 2 min read

iOS 16 is just around the corner (in beta form, at least) and that means I'll be using its new wallpaper on my phone for at least a few weeks. I thought it would be fun to rank the previous default iOS wallpapers from best to worst. All of these are pretty solid, and the middle of this list is a bit fuzzy, but I think the top and bottom ones really stand out.

Some oddities: first, I didn't count lock screen walls in iOS 1-3, and second, iOS 5 didn't seem to have a new default wallpaper…if this is wrong let me know and I'll add it to the list!