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How to change your wallpaper on Android (Step-by-step)

change your wallpaper on Android

Your phone is one of the most personal pieces of technology you own—it’s also one of the most important. You rely on it to take photos, send text messages, and respond to calls. 

This is why it’s important to sometimes tweak a few features to our taste.

Here, we’ll be talking about how to change your wallpaper on your Android phone.

Changing the look of your Android phone background is an excellent way to make your device look new and better.

So, if you’re looking for ways to change your Android phone wallpaper, this is the guide you need.

While some people prefer dark and cool wallpapers, others would rather stick to those that light up their device’s screen.

Whichever one is your preference, relax, we’ve got you covered in this guide.

Note: This guide aims to create an outline for all android devices. Still, the settings and functionality may be a little bit different from one android device to another.


In the settings menu, look for the “Display” option

In the settings menu, look for the “Display” option

Tap on it

Choose from among different wallpaper options

Select “Display” in the device settings menu

To change your wallpaper, tap on “Display” in the device settings menu.

In this menu, you can choose to hide or show apps that are running in the background (which will help save battery life). 

You can also adjust how much memory each app uses by going into ‘Memory Management’ under Apps & Notifications.

Lastly, there’s an option for changing wallpapers via Google Photos—you’ll need to be signed into an account before accessing this feature.

Select the “Wallpaper” button, then choose “Choose wallpaper.

Select the “Wallpaper” button, then choose “Choose wallpaper.”

You’ll see a list of your installed wallpapers in a grid. To select one, just drag it to the left or right edge of that section until you find one you like.


You’ll see a list of photos. Choose your favorite photo

You’ll see a list of photos. Choose your favorite photo.

You can choose from your gallery or take a new one by touching the camera icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.

If you’re viewing an image from elsewhere (like on Instagram), touch and hold that image to select it instead of tapping “save.” 

This will open up a menu where you can do other things with that image—like save it locally in Gallery or share it on social media—and then tap “save” again when done with those actions.

If there aren’t any photos yet, tap “add new photo” at the bottom left corner of this screen instead!

Adjust your photo’s cropping for the best fit on your screen

If you’re cropping your photo, make sure it’s in the correct size for your screen.

If you’re not cropping the photo, keep in mind that the most important thing is that it looks good on your screen and doesn’t get cropped or distorted while being viewed by others.

Choose whether to have your wallpaper fixed or scrolling, then tap “Set wallpaper.”

Choose whether to have your wallpaper fixed or scrolling, then tap “Set wallpaper.”

To set a static image as your phone’s background, select “Fixed.”

To create a dynamic wallpaper by scrolling through images as they load, select “Scrolling.”

You can change your phone’s background with just a few taps!

Select the wallpaper you want

Choose whether you want it to scroll

Choose whether you want it to be fixed (stays in one place)

Select an image or a photo from your gallery and tap “set wallpaper”


The bottom line

You know what? You’re probably a lot more familiar with changing the wallpaper on your phone than you think. 

And that’s great! It’s not so hard to do, but there are some things you should know before you start: firstly that there is no need to delete any photos from your device before making changes (they won’t go away), and secondly that cropping isn’t as simple as just dragging one corner over another though it will still work if done correctly enough times. 

So if like me then when I see someone talking about how easy it is just to change their background image I feel like everyone else does too because they’ve never tried it themselves!