Winners Announced: Beautify Your iPhone With a Free Ensoul License

Winners Announced

I’m excited to let you know that we’ve chosen the ten lucky winners! Did you make the cut?

  1. Zhe
  2. Sébastien Lavoie
  3. Stefan
  4. Bryan
  5. Toby Adams
  6. Aeox
  7. Florian L.
  8. Quine
  9. Ewan
  10. Glyn

Congratulations – we’ll be in touch soon with your promo code!

Competition Now Closed

As well as sponsoring the site this week, the lovely developers behind Ensoul have been kind enough to donate ten licenses for our awesome readers.

Ensoul is a great application for creating and preparing beautiful iPhone backgrounds and contact images. It has a stunning interface, a simple workflow, and even handles the process of transferring the images across to your phone (you can read our full review here).

Entering the competition is really easy. All you need to do is leave a comment below, telling us how often you change your iPhone background! Is it every month? Every week? Or every day?

The competition will run for one week, and I’ll pick ten winning comments at random on Thursday, 24th March. Best of luck, and I look forward to hearing what you have to say in the comments!

  • Phillip Jacobs

    Every week!

  • CJr974

    I change my backbgound every day.

  • Marco

    I change mine ever month, but i should change it more often!

  • Lukasz Oczkowski

    Every Week :)

  • Lucifr

    About a month~

  • James Walker

    I change It up every couple of days with a eboy fixpix puzzle. Would be nice to try something new

  • Marc Ziani de Ferranti

    Never! (Because I don’t have ensoul? Probably because I love my current one so much).

  • Luke

    I change it every 3days, 13 hours, 28 minutes. If I miss an appontment then I break down and cry.

  • Eduardo

    Every month! I think. :P

  • Jay

    I change mine every couple day. ^ ^

  • Alex

    Once a week or so.

  • Mailia

    Once a month. I would usually change it more often with the help of my 1,700 wallpaper library, but I’m too lazy to actually cut them up for the iPhone.

  • Brian G

    Once every two weeks or so.

  • Wasc

    I change my homescreen background twice a month and my lockscreen every week. I honestly just look for wallpapers and, once I find one I love, I make the changes.

  • Jay

    I update mine every time I take a photo of our beautiful 4 month old boy.

  • Ross

    Once a month

  • Peter

    Close to every hour sometimes. I can be really indecisive at times. ;)
    Drives my wife nuts sometimes hehe.

  • Marcelo Juliani

    Every month

  • Shaan

    Every… couple weeks, I normally use it as a reminder, so beautifying it would be a nice change. :D

  • Niels K.

    The lock-screen-background gets changed every couple weeks, the main background is steady for months now since I found the Pac-Man wallpaper ( It’s hard to find something similarly awesome :)

  • seegee

    sometimes every week
    but mostly every two weeks

  • Morgan

    Sometimes weekly.
    Sometimes every 20 minutes. :)

  • Jaryre

    Once in a while but really need Ensoul for my contact pictures.

  • Roger Dean Olden

    I change it whenever i find a better one than of which i currently have. Which is about 1 time every month.

  • Todd

    Every month.

  • Markus Frieauff

    I have two wonderful pictures of my kids decorating my background, changing every day ;-)

  • Felix

    it depends on my mood or the weather :-) mostly when i find a new one it becomes my background image :-) greetings!

  • Christine Chan

    Every day. I’m very indecisive.

  • Michal Vymazal

    I change my background when I am in the mood:-)

  • Yaron

    I change my backbgound every Month but if i’ll win it can be change.

  • Florian Taltavull

    I often change my background depending on my mood, photos I take or things I just have in my mind. It’s also the same with my contacts, with some new shots, friends often get some new contact pics ;)
    Depending on those facts I change those things once a week or more often during a month. But sure there’s an easier way ;)

  • Tomas Bartko

    I change my wallpaper about 5 times a day :) I can’t choose the right one. The same happens on my desktop. Really.

  • d4rkie

    changing them every anime season or favorite game release :3

  • Damon

    I change my background almost everyday, whenever I like something I put it as my background.

  • Styke

    I change my lockscreen wallpaper almost every month, but my homescreen is here to stay until I find something better…

  • René

    Usually every week or two, sometimes longer than that. Really depends on the season though, so I won’t leave a snowy background if there’s no snow outside :)

  • Louis

    Every time a find a better/funnier one. So it varies, but it should be between a week and a month.

  • Dan

    Weekly :)

  • carlo

    i change my background as often as i find new good ones :-p maybe weekly!

  • Kim Wickell

    Since the user @skrufve started sharing his daily backgrounds for his iPhone/iPad i have been doing the same, starting to get quite a few not :)

  • Fluffy Raving

    I would say about twice a month

  • Toby Adams

    Whenever I come across an image that is better than what I had as my background before.

  • Stefan

    I change it about twice a month. But it mostly depends on the wallpapers I see… so it is more a radom thing.

  • Will

    Every few months.

  • Oliver

    I change it every time I take a nice picture of my wife or my son. Usually twice a week ;-)

  • John

    I hardly ever change my background, but I would if I had Ensoul!

  • Jerzy

    Depends on mood ;) But also if I find a good one, I do it straight away :)

  • Chris Anstey

    I change my iPhone contact images and wallpaper literally every day, but it’s sooo annoying as it takes so long!

  • Chris

    Daily…. I have to switch it back everytime my girlfriend changes it to something funny.

  • Jurre Claassen

    Every once in a while. Depends of my current mood!

  • Quine

    I never change mine because it’s not worth the hassle of finding a good image, resizing it, and transferring it – which is exactly why I need this app!

  • Kavin

    Whenever I get bored of the current one which happens weekly

  • Glyn

    i try every week, but if i like a particular one i try to keep it for a bit longer.

  • Roland Balogh

    I change my background every week.

  • Jens Wilken Silkjær

    once every month – depending on so much

  • hidas

    every day

  • Michal Larsson

    Every week. Whenever i see something inspiring and wish to keep that for a longer time.

  • caine

    At least once a week

  • Stephen Holdstock

    Every month… ish…. I often feel the need to change it but can never find one good enough to replace the last…

  • Alex

    I change it about every week… until now, I’ve made 40 iPhone backgrounds…

  • Sinus

    I change my iPhone background on a monthly basis….

  • jefdjandji

    Lets try

  • rapster88

    Whenever I feel like doing it.

  • Berian Lowe

    I change my Wallpaper more often then I change my Underwear. FACT.

  • Zhe

    Every Week~

  • Nigel

    When I get tired of the one I am looking at.

  • Matt

    I change mine whenever I come across sweet and awesome looking wallpapers online! ;)

  • wespio

    I change every time I need to change

  • Dino Franke

    Everytime I change my mood :)

  • Ben

    I’ve made dozens of very beautiful photographs and would like them on my iPodTouch. Ensoul is really great software. Changing backgrounds almost every week.

  • haragog

    Every month!

  • Helvécio

    Every month!

  • Superian

    Every time I change the wallpaper on my macbook. That’s why I’m quite interested in Ensoul.

    (By the way, thanks for the licenses!)

  • David

    I change mine every phase of the moon

  • iSay

    Every Week!

  • Wayne

    Almost every week. :)

  • David Ramalho

    Every fortnight.
    I like to enjoy the time and effort I put into selecting a good backdrop, but I’m constantly preparing new ones for future weeks.

  • Norman

    Almost every week. When on holiday, new mood, new photo shoot… these piece of software would really make things a lot easier!

  • edisinho

    Every week

  • Florian L.

    Every month!

  • Terry Li

    About a month.

  • Joel

    About every weekend at first, now more or less every month

  • Damol

    1 or 2 times every month. :)

  • Stefen Hernandez

    I change mine every other day!! I’m always looking for something to fully customize my phone. I would absolutely love to have ensoul!!!

  • Daniele

    If I find mine, never again. But I have yet to find it. Although now I really like using all same colour.

  • Vinicius Dallacqua

    Every week! Ensoul would help me with this job :)

  • Kino

    about 2 weeks

  • Eusebio Barriga

    I want a licenseeee !! :)

  • Dexter

    I change my wallpaper according to the mood I’m currently in, in fact, every day or so…
    I found Poolga to be a great resource for beautiful walls…

  • Fabrizio Rinaldi

    Every week :)

  • Michael

    Every single DAY I WANT THAT LICENCE IS A MUST ! thnk u very much

  • Sébastien Lavoie


  • Henry

    Once in a blue moon.

  • David West

    I usually change mine every couple of weeks… but with this app, I could see myself doing it quite more often!

  • Bruce Kinley

    Weekly, and I love that Ensoul allows you to change your contact photos to HD quality. I tried the demo, but Ensoul has a bug where is doesn’t recognize Aperture libraries correctly. I emailed the developers and they responded right away that they are working on the problem for the next update = pretty cool. But I haven’t purchased yet, so a free license would be awesome, esp. when they fix that bug.

  • Alex Leeson-Brown

    Every Week! Currently rotating Abduzeedo wallpapers on a regular basis.

  • Wiehann

    Change it twice a week.

  • Dan Coolbeth

    At one point I was doing it every day, but my wife was getting annoyed so I finally settled on one. I now have the Clown Fish background from the original iPhone.

    If I win a copy of Ensoul, than I will happily go back to annoying my wife.

  • Kevin

    Once every two weeks.

  • Andrei Neamtu

    Every week !

  • Werner de Vries

    I change my background every 1 or 2 months. Sometimes more- sometimes less- frequent. Depends on how much I like it :)

  • Finn-Henning

    I change the images on my phone every week :) I like to make changes :)

  • Charlie

    I Love change. I switch my background once per week

  • Agos

    Every month or so. If it’s truly beautiful, it’ll stay for months.

  • Kyle

    Almost never

  • Brendon Cromwell

    I change my iPhone background screen about once a year.

  • Salem Sayed Abdel Gawad

    Every month

  • Will

    I change mine about once or twice a week. Ensoul would help me tweak it just right (I’m slightly OCD when it comes to my backgrounds), but the real beautiful comes from the ability to manage the contact pictures. I mean honestly who doesn’t love to see who’s calling in a custom picture.

  • Brian Isaacs

    I change mine at least once a week.

  • James Kubecki

    I change mine about once a month.

  • Phil Höfer

    Lockscreen: weekly
    Homescreen: around once a Month

  • Guy

    Every week!

  • Aeox

    It depends on many factors like my mood, the weather, etc. I tend to change both my mac and iphone’s wallpaper at the same time so they look good together. This may happen once a week or every two weeks. Sometimes the same wallpaper stays for as long as one month but that’s pretty rare :)

  • Kilian Arjona

    My girlfriend will, more often than not, change the background of my iPhone so I get “surprised” when I unlock it. I would say this happens once every two weeks or so :)

  • Jim

    I change both at least weekly, sometimes twice per week.

  • Travis

    When I restore

  • Devin

    Lately, I’ve been changing my lockscreen and home screen every day, often multiple times a day! I could use this :)

  • Rob Weber

    I change mine every few weeks, and this app looks terrific! Hopefully, iPad will be supported in the future :)

  • Himavanth

    Every Day

  • James

    Twice a week. Sometimes more.

  • Ryan Walter

    I don’t seem to change my background in a periodic way. I change it when the design or flare of my current one doesn’t quite give the same effect that it had when I first changed to it. My background changes anywhere from every week to every 2 months.

  • Pekica

    Wow i like the app!

  • JAson!

    I am always changing my iOS device’s backgrounds and lock screens. Maybe a week or two at the most is how long I’m content with any given combination.

  • davale

    Every once in a while

  • Omar

    I need ensoui. I have not changed my background. Have pitty.

  • Eric

    Haven’t changed mine in almost a year time… It’s a picture from the New York skyline I took when I was there in may 2010.

  • Sebastiaan

    I don’t have a regular schedule. I choose a certain background and change it when i don’t like it anymore or when i’ve found something else. Too bad there aren’t all that many original wallpapers anymore.

  • Raven

    Once a month, maybe? I’m picky about my backgrounds, and often they change, irritate me, and get immediately changed back.

  • Ewan

    Almost never… and whenever I do, I wish I’d get round to it more often!

  • Anatoly


  • Dave

    Mine changes after every Columbus Blue Jackets game – I put a picture of the previous nights match (hopefully a win)! My home screen changes a little less often – probably once a month.

  • Kevin

    I usually change it every moth but sometimes every two weeks.

  • Dracko

    I change it every week !

  • Jordan Lynde

    I could really use Ensoul, I change my background every few days. And I would love a program were I could make my own really easily, because making shelf wallpaper is hard to do.

  • tomcop


  • Jimm

    Quite often I think… Every month or so is usual but sometimes I do it copule of times a day.

  • Reinaldo Versuri

    I change my background every week

  • woozaman

    Not that much. I think it’s hard to find a good wallpaper for the iPhone :/

  • Sheldon

    I haven’t changed mine in ages. Maybe this is a good time to start?

  • Mihla

    I just got my iPhone a couple of months ago, but I’ve been changing the background when I find another one I like.

  • Ayack

    Every week for me!

  • fukudon

    About a month :-)

  • Raj Shah

    Generally, its once every 2 weeks or so… not very often.

  • Eric

    I’m waiting for Ensoul to do it!

  • Karl

    Once every 3 to 5 weeks.

    I tend to go through my pics and stash of inspirational pics about 2 times a month in search for a fitting wallpaper. But there are a few pics I keep returning to after getting fed up with something I decided to be cool.

  • Debbie H.

    About once a month!

  • Steve O.

    Once or twice a month.

  • errorhandler

    I change mine about every 1 – 3 Months

  • Sam

    Every day because I have an obsession with quotes :D

  • Tyson

    It’s always different. I keep an eye on Poolga and depending what they have to offer I’ll change it up every few days.

  • Luke

    I change mine everyday.i cant help myself,it just has to be done!

  • Phil Stringfellow

    At least once a week, preferably with one of my own designs or a pic of my gorgeous children :)

  • Chris Thomson

    At least once a week, but sometimes more often (depending on how much I like the wallpapers I’ve chosen). :)

  • Tszheichoi

    Well…… Whenever I am on a train I don’t have a book with me. That happens about oce a week.

  • dbtk

    Once a month or so…

  • Michael London

    About every two weeks.

  • landoncube


  • mykal

    3x a week since i’m obsessed with design.

  • Lihi

    I change my background according to my mood, pretty much every week. What takes a long time is the search for a suitable background.

  • Leandro Oliveira

    I change my background at least every week.

  • ShiWL

    Once or twice per month.

  • Edu

    Twice a week.

  • Andrew D

    you know how you can change your mac’s desktop picture every time it wakes? i’d do the same thing with my ipod if i could

  • dinadana

    I don’t have an iPhone)

  • Sebastian

    I haven’t changed it for five solid months now, and feel it’s about time again soon.
    So the software would come handy… :-)

  • vaduz

    Two-three times a year.

  • J.C.

    I change it every month or so, but I only use the backgrounds that were provided with the iPhone. I would probably change it more often if I had Ensoul!

  • BigSuperHappy

    Three to four times a year

  • Levi Breederland


  • Kody

    Seems like once or twice a month, whenever I get fed up enough at my current wallpaper.

    New challenge: Change it every other day. Challenge accepted. :)

  • Maxx Lapointe

    Almost never, just like ringtones. Though lately I’ve been meaning to find a new one. Since I wait for so long between changes, it almost feels like I’m injecting new life into my iPhone when I do!

  • Marco

    I change mine twice a month or more if i find a background i really like.

  • Alderete

    I change my backdrop about as often as I change my phone itself, i.e., once a year.

  • Khürt L Williams

    I don’t change my iPhone or iPad background very often due to how challenging the process can be to get the right image in the right size. This app look s like it can make that much simpler.

  • Melonking

    I think I changed it sometime in 2008…

  • Samous

    Every Week !!!

  • Josh


  • Carlo

    I change my iphone wallpaper like my wife changes shoes!

  • Adarsh

    I change my wallpaper only when I find a better one than the one I am currenlty using . As simple as that !

  • Ed

    Every week for me !

  • Iaian7

    I only change backgrounds about every month, primarily because it’s a bit of a pain to go through the whole Photoshop process!

  • Amy

    I change mine a few times a month but only cycle between a few that fit…would do it more if I had a solution for that! Thanks!

  • Andrzej Sadowski

    Every week!

  • Orangepanda

    I change mine everyday, some days even twice (esp. If I’ve taken great pix with my iPhone that day).

  • Khoi

    I change my iphone 4 wallpaper regularly. I especially like to change my contact avatar, I like to see the face first, before I read the contact name when they call me.

  • vanyel0ne

    Not nearly often enough…

  • Dennis

    Every week. ;)

  • Bryan

    Frequency changes based upon availability of decent backgrounds, but I’d say I average 1 change a week.

  • Katie

    I change mined about once a week. :D

  • Monika

    Twice a month with actual photo of my cute little niece :)

  • Ronald

    I change my background every week or so!

  • Justin Marm

    Can I still win this?
    Free stuff is cool…

  • Peter

    Pick me me me! :)

  • laurier

    In changed it only once since ios gave the possibility. Bus thats cause i dont have ensoul;)

  • LeeYC

    I change it only once a month because I don’t have any other wallpapers to change to. But with ensoul, its a whole different story. I would change it everyday with the app :D

  • Panah

    Still taking comments? Have no fear, the 11th hour hero is here.

    Yeah, here’s my deal. If I get the license, I’ll update the background everyday.


    Panah Neshati

  • Phoomphet

    Every Month