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I no longer have the photo I used for my iPhone lock screen, and I would like to retrieve a copy of it, or a full screen shot of the lock screen without the slider bar and time/date display. Is there a way I can do this?

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migrated from Mar 5 '13 at 19:26

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I wanted to keep a background from an older version of iOS that was no longer available. I did the following.

  1. Take a screenshot of your lock screen by pressing the Lock and Home buttons simultaneously.
  2. Get the screenshot onto a computer by email or syncing.
  3. Go to Google Image Search, press the camera icon, and upload the screenshot.
  4. Find a suitable copy to download.

Unfortunately, if it's a photo you took, this won't show any results unless you've also uploaded the photo to the internet at some point.

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