How do I change the wallpaper on my Galaxy S4?

Last Update date : 2014.08.15

The wallpaper is what you see on your Home screen (behind the shortcuts and widgets) and what you see on your device's lock screen. To change the wallpaper follow these steps:



Select the source of your new wallpaper and where it will display


1. From the Home screen, touch and hold on an empty area and then touch Set wallpaper.

2. Touch Home screen, Lock screen or Home and lock screens to determine where you will display the wallpaper.

3. Touch one of the following sources:

  • Gallery: select a wallpaper from pictures you have taken with your camera or uploaded to your device.
  • Live wallpapers: select an animated wallpaper. Not available if you selected Lock screen. (Note: using animated Live wallpapers can deplete your battery faster than image wallpapers).
  • Wallpapers: select from many still-life preloaded and downloaded wallpapers.
  • Travel Wallpaper: displays recommended destinations on your lock screen. Only available if you selected Lock screen. This feature requires an internet connection and this feature will deplete your battery faster than an image wallpaper from Gallery or Wallpapers.


Creating a wallpaper from a Gallery image

1. Touch the album that contains your desired image.

2. Touch the desired image.

3. Use your finger to position the blue outline on your image to select which part of the image you'd like displayed as wallpaper.

4. Touch Done.



Selecting a wallpaper from Wallpapers

1. Swipe from right to left along the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to select the wallpaper you'd like.

2. Touch Set wallpaper.



Selecting a Live wallpaper

1. Touch a Live wallpaper.

2. Touch Set wallpaper.


Selecting a Travel Wallpaper

1. Touch Slideshow interval to change the rate at which the Travel Wallpaper changes.

2. Touch the radio button next to Every 3 hours, Every 6 hours, Every 12 hours or Every 24 hours.


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