How to Change Wallpaper on Android: A Step-by-Step Guide

Changing your Android wallpaper is a great way to personalize your device and make it more unique. There are many different ways to change your wallpaper, but the most common way is to use the built-in wallpaper app. Learn how to change wallpaper on Android phones and tablets.

Option 1: Use the the built-in function from the home screen

How to Change Wallpaper on Android
  • Long press (touch and hold) a blank area somewhere on the Home screen.
  • You’ll see some options appear on the bottom of the screen, one of them is Wallpaper.
  • Touch the Wallpaper button and proceed from there.
  • You may view the video below for a visual step-by-step instruction of this method.

Option 2: Use the Settings menu

  • Open Settings,
  • Scroll and look for Wallpaper or Display.
  • Tap on Wallpaper or Display.
  • On this screen you can choose what wallpaper options you want on the Home screen and on the Lock Screen, or set them to be the same.
  • Tap on the wallpaper style you want.

Option 3: Change your wallpaper using a photo from your gallery

  • Open the Gallery app.
  • Find the photo that you want to use as your wallpaper.
  • Touch on the photo.
  • Touch on the three dots in the top right corner.
  • Touch on Set as wallpaper.
  • Choose whether you want to set the wallpaper as your home screen, lock screen, or both.

Option 4: Change your wallpaper automatically

  1. Touch and hold on an empty space on your home screen.
  2. Touch on Wallpaper.
  3. Touch on the three dots in the top right corner.
  4. Touch on Settings.
  5. Touch on Change wallpaper automatically.
  6. Choose how often you want the wallpaper to change.
  7. Choose a category of wallpapers.

Additional Tips and Advice on how to change wallpaper on Android:

For more options and images for your wallpaper, download a wallpaper app from Google Play.  You may want to try one and if it doesn’t have the image you want, uninstall it and download another one.

  • You can also download wallpaper apps from the Google Play Store. These apps offer a wider selection of wallpapers, including animated wallpapers and live wallpapers.
  • If you are using a custom launcher, you may have additional options for changing your wallpaper. For example, some launchers allow you to set different wallpapers for different pages of your home screen.
  • If you are having trouble changing your wallpaper, try restarting your device.
  • Make sure that you have enough storage space on your device.
  • Try changing the wallpaper when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • If you are using a live wallpaper, make sure that your device has enough battery power.

Video – How to Change the wallpaper on an Android phone?

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers for changing wallpaper on Android:

Q: How do I fix a blurry wallpaper?

A: If your wallpaper is blurry, try the following:

  • Make sure that the wallpaper is the correct resolution for your device.
  • Try choosing a different wallpaper.
  • If you are using a custom launcher, try switching to the default launcher and changing the wallpaper.

Q: How do I fix a wallpaper that is not sticking?

A: If your wallpaper is not sticking, try the following:

  • Make sure that you are setting the wallpaper as the home screen, lock screen, or both.
  • Try restarting your device.
  • Clear the cache and data for the wallpaper app.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the wallpaper app.

Common problems and solutions for changing wallpaper on Android:

Problem: The wallpaper is not changing.

Solution:

  • Make sure that you are trying to change the wallpaper for the correct screen (home screen, lock screen, or both).
  • Try restarting your device.
  • Clear the cache and data for the wallpaper app.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the wallpaper app.
  • If you are using a custom launcher, try switching to the default launcher and changing the wallpaper.

Problem: The wallpaper is blurry.

Solution:

  • Make sure that the wallpaper is the correct resolution for your device.
  • Try choosing a different wallpaper.
  • If you are using a custom launcher, try switching to the default launcher and changing the wallpaper.

Problem: The wallpaper is not sticking.

Solution:

  • Make sure that you are setting the wallpaper as the home screen, lock screen, or both.
  • Try restarting your device.
  • Clear the cache and data for the wallpaper app.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the wallpaper app.

Additional helpful information:

Here is information about how to install an Android app – How to install an Android app?

And here is information about how to delete or uninstall and Android app – How to delete or uninstall an Android App?