How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

You can personalise your device by setting your own wallpaper. Your device includes a selection of wallpapers to choose from, or you can use one of the photos you've taken or downloaded.

Setting wallpaper from the home screenClick to Expand
1 Press and hold any empty space on the home screen
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
2 Tap Wallpapers
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
3 Tap Gallery to select a wallpaper from your saved images, or tap on one of the downloaded wallpapers to select it

Please note: if you wish to use a wallpaper or image from the Internet, you will need to download this onto your device first.  You can usually do this by pressing and holding the image until you get a pop-up with the option Save Photo or Save Image. You will then find it in the Downloads folder, in My Files and in the Gallery. Ensure that you have permission to download or copy any image you download

How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
4 You now have the option to set the wallpaper to your Home screen, Lock screen or both your Home and lock screens
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

After you have chosen where you want your wallpaper, you will be shown an example of what it will look like.

5 If you are using an image from the gallery you can adjust how it looks

Pinch in or out to zoom or drag the image to change its position

Please note: you cannot change the position of downloaded wallpapers

How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
6 Tap Motion effect to add an effect that tilts your wallpaper with the direction your phone is moving
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
7 Tap Set as wallpaper
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
Setting wallpaper from the GalleryClick to Expand
1 Open the Gallery
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
2 Select the picture you wish to set as wallpaper
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
3 Tap the options icon in the top right corner of the screen

Please note: if you don't see any options around your image, tap on the screen

How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
4 Tap Set as wallpaper
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
5 Choose whether you want to set your wallpaper to your Home screen, Lock screen or your Home and Lock screens
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

After you have chosen where you want your wallpaper, you will be shown an example of how it will look.

6 You can now adjust how the wallpaper will look

Pinch in and out to zoom or drag the image around to change its position
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
7 Tap Motion effect to add an effect that tilts your wallpaper with the direction your phone is moving
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
8 Tap Set as wallpaper
How do I change the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

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