Your phone wallpaper is something you’re going to look at almost daily. Why not make it look as good as you can?
As an age-old feature in Android devices, you should know how to change your wallpaper. Whether it’s something you found online, a favorite picture you’ve taken, or something else, you can make it your background.
Find out how to change your wallpaper on Android 10 in a few simple steps.
How to change your wallpaper on Android 10
Due to the massive variety in Android devices, the steps may vary from one device to the next, but it ultimately comes down to the following three fundamental techniques.
The following methods were tested on a OnePlus 7T. Your mileage may vary depending on the OEM of your phone.
First method: Long press the home screen
This is the super simple manner that works for a majority of devices. Like the heading says, all you have to do is long-press an empty space on the home screen.
You might see options for Wallpapers, Widgets, and Home Settings. Choose Wallpaper.
Next, you will have to navigate to which screen you’re looking to apply a new wallpaper to. In the case of OnePlus (used here), you can swipe left or right on the top half of the screen to determine if you’re on the lock screen (A lock icon at the top) or the home screen (where your apps will be showing).
Android 10 Home Screen
Android 10 Lock Screen
Based on this, you will have to select which one you wish to change first.
From here, you have the option of browsing a variety of options. If you continue swiping to the right on the bottom, most phones come with preset wallpapers for you to use and choose from.
Once you have an image you like, select Set Wallpaper at the top right of your screen to save the change.
Swiping to the left in most cases will let you choose pictures from the gallery, or a gallery of shots captured by the respective community.
At the end, whichever course you choose, you can easily apply the wallpaper and use it immediately.
Here’s a video of what it all looks like once you get the hang of it.
Second method: Through the phone settings
If you’re unable to adjust your wallpaper through a long press, you will have to venture into the phone settings. Over here, look for anything that has the words “Display, Background, Wallpaper, Customization”.
Most Android 10 versions have implemented search in the settings. If you can’t find it on your own, you can use the search function to make it easier.
Tap on Wallpapers
Choose your new Wallpaper
Third method: Third-Party Apps
This is another measure. If you would prefer, you can have an app do it. There is a wide variety of great wallpaper apps in the Play Store. You can take your pick, but some of my favorites are Google Wallpapers, Walli and Backdrops.
With Google Wallpapers and Backdrops, all you have to do is browse an image you like, and the app will tell you whether you want to set the image as a wallpaper for your home screen or your lock screen and apply it for you.
Walli can change your wallpaper at a specified frequency. It can change your wallpaper after a specified number of minutes, hours, or days.