The image displayed in the background on the home screen of an Android device.

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Which launchers allow different custom wallpapers on each “desktop” screen? (non rooted) [closed]

In using a Samsung Galaxy S5 (not rooted, Android 5.x) and I'm looking for a custom launcher that allows me to assign a different screen wallpaper for each screen. I've tried Apex, Nova, ADW, Go and ...
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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I can only see my wallpaper when I turn my phone on - can't do anything else

When I try to turn my phone on (Motorola moto g) it does the normal Motorola loading screens but then when it gets to the point where it should be showing the screen lock it doesn't. all I can see is ...
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I can't edit or crop my phone's home display wallpaper on portrait mode

Device: Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Why can't I edit or crop images or photos in portrait format on my phone? What do I do to fix this issue? When I try to change the home display wallpaper of my phone, ...
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How do I get my wallpaper to stop moving?

I just changed my background on my home screen on my Galaxy S4 and every time I scroll to a different page the picture moves. How do I get this to stop?
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What's a good “if found” wallpaper for Android?

This is where I saw the terminology "if found wallpaper". Basically, since we're all locking our phones, you want a wallpaper that contains contact information, in case it's lost. Is there such a ...
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How to add wallpapers to Kindle Fire?

Where do I add/delete pictures so the Kindle Fire will randomly select it as a wallpaper for the device?
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Prevent wallpaper to slide when sliding the home screen [duplicate]

My question is that when I slide my home screen, my background wallpaper also slides. Not giving me a complete view of full wallpaper on a particular screen. How to fix it?
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How to set a lossless quality wallpaper?

I'm trying to set a .png file I had prepared myself as the wallpaper, but the thing apparently (as in EVIDENTLY) gets converted to a .jpg. It strikes me odd google.com has nothing on this issue, ...
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How to remove an image saved as wallpaper from lock screen android 4.4.2

Micromax Canvas 2 colors with android 4.4.2 is my first smart phone and im finding my way around slowly. Please can someone urgently help with my issue below? Recently i saw an image on a website of ...
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Background image in lock screen on Lollipop

Upgrading to Lollipop, at some point the lock screen got a background image (see file attached). I never selected such image, and I can't find how to change in in the new settings menu :-/
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" home screen wallpaper

My mum has just got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7" and was trying to set a photo as the home screen page. She did this but all it displayed was the middle section of the photo missing out the two grid ...
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Changing wallpaper on Nexus tablet

When I press and hold the background of my homescreen, it comes up with: Choose wallpaper from: Wallpapers Live Wallpapers They work perfectly fine, but I want to choose my own ...
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How do I set a lock screen wallpaper on the OnePlus One with the latest Android Update?

Okay so previously on the home screen ,I'd press the menu button- wallpapers- lock screen wallpaper and select my image to set as the lockscreen wallpaper.I can't do that anymore after the lollipop ...
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Where does the 'set as wallpaper' feature save your picture in Gingerbread (2.3)?

I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I already ...
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Lock Screen Wallpaper Location

The Galaxy S4 comes with a TripAdvisor lock screen wallpaper that rotates images every X hours of places around the world. Every now and then it has really cool ones that I would potentially like to ...
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How to set a solid color wallpaper?

My android comes with 3 different solid wallpapers. I have found more in the market but its paid. How to get a black wallpaper for free?
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It that possible for the wallpaper cache saved in Android /data folder being hacked? (Not Rooted)

My boyfriend was kidding with me, setting my private photo as wallpaper. I deleted the photo but the wallpaper still remains there... After browsing through some information on the net, I found out ...
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Where is current wallpaper stored on Jellybean?

On my Nexus S running 4.1.1, I am unable to find where the current wallpaper is stored. I referred to Where is the background image saved?, but my /data/data/com.android.settings/files folder is empty ...
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How do I make my wallpaper scroll on my Android?

To be specific, I have one page on my homescreen. How can I have just the wallpaper scrolling in the background and the icons staying still?
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How to make lock and home screen backgrounds separate

I have a Moto G 2014, and it's running 4.4.4. I cannot seem to find away to get my lock screen and home screen wallpapers different from each other. How can I go about doing this? I haven't rooted ...
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Can't make gallery photos lock screen wallpaper (Samsung S2)

I have a Samsung S2 and until recently changing the lock screen was fine, however suddenly (potentially after apps were synced), I am unable to change my lock screen using a gallery photo, using both ...
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Where is the background image saved?

Here's my situation: I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online ...
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How to set my wallpaper from my Dropbox?

I have copied a bunch of images into my Dropbox on my pc and sync'd them to my phone. Does anyone know how to use these images for wallpapers on my phone? The only way I can think of is that I can ...
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How to retrieve previous lock screen image?

I installed dodol launcher to spice up my phone's theme (Asus Zenfone 6). The problem is it changed my lock screen image and I can't seem to find it now. I tried looking in the Gallery but it's not ...
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Can you identify this 'N' app running in the status bar?

This 'N' thing in the status bar is new and I don't know which app it is. I've looked in the applications list but can't find anything unusual. I think it also changed the wallpaper without asking. ...
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Where are app-provided wallpapers stored?

There are some apps on Play Store that provide some wallpapers that can then be set as home background from various launcher, such as Nova, Apex, etc. Where do these apps store the wallpapers? I ...
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How do I put a new wallpaper on my Android 4.3 device?

I've got an image I would like to make the wallpaper on my tablet. When I go into Settings:Device:Wallpaper:Home Screen I have to select from one of the following: Gallery Live wallpapers ...
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Set no wallpaper, but single color background [duplicate]

I was trying to find the setting to disable the wallpaper on my Android phone. I've found some suggestion which suggest to make a fake black png or something like that, but it's going around the ...
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How do I set an image as my custom lock screen image without any widgets on Android 4.4.4?

I have made an image that I'd like to use as my lockscreen "wallpaper". Except, I don't want it to be a wallpaper, I want it to be the only thing I see on the lockscreen with no unlock button or ...
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Where does the system saves wallpapers in (official) Kit Kat?

I want to copy my current system-selected background from the system directory in a Nexus 7.
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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Error with rotation in Google Now Launcher

I have a Google Nexus 10, 16GB, with Android KitKat, v4.4.2. Yesterday I installed Google Now Launcher and when the launcher is rotated the wallpaper does not fit the screen properly in portrait mode. ...
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Can't make gallery photos lock screen wallpaper (Samsung S3)

I can only make the preinstalled wallpapers the wallpaper for my lock screen. I can choose an image from my photo gallery, select and crop it and then save it, but the lock screen just stays the same. ...
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Wallpaper doesn't rotate or stretch to match the screen when in landscape mode

I have a Samsung Stratosphere, running Android 2.3.6. My problem is that when I'm on the home screen and I slide the keyboard out (putting the device into landscape mode), the wallpaper does not ...
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Why does my phone reset the wallpaper to this CyanogenMod default image?

Note II - CM11 Nightly - KitKat 4.4.2 Every now and then, my phone will reset the wallpaper to this default one. It happens randomly and not even after a boot or any state changing event. It could ...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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Unable to change lockscreen wallpaper on Galaxy S3 mini

I can't seem to change my lockscreen wallpaper on my Galaxy S3 Mini. I go into Settings > Display > Wallpaper > Lockscreen, and a popup appears where I select Gallery. Then, I go to my ...
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Set wallpaper and lock screen's background as two different photos?

Current when I choose a photo to be set as wallpaper, my lock screen's background is automatically changed to be this new one. I want the lockscreen to keep its old background, how can I do that? ...
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When setting picture as wallpaper two entries are shown

I have HTC One X with Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. When I open a picture in Gallery and try to set it as my wallpaper I see two menu options of "Wallpaper". Below is the screenshot I see: Each of the ...
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Enable wallpaper scrolling for HTC Sense 4+

My htc one x just got updated to HTC Sense 4+. Just yesterday, there was another update but I don't quite know what that update was for. Anyway, with sense 4+, the wallpaper doesn't scroll when I go ...
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Slideshow wallpaper using files in hidden folder

I've got some nice photos in one folder and their specially cropped versions in another hidden folder (the name starts with a dot). How can I use the cropped photos from the hidden folder for a ...
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Wallpaper on Kindle Fire

I want to get rid of ads on my Kindle Fire and set some of my pics as my wallpaper without rooting it. Is this possible and how do I do it? I keep looking at different sites but none helps. Any ...
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Can't change galaxy s4 lock screen wallpaper if security is in place

If I use no security for galaxy s4 lock screen I can use a custom wallpaper for the lock screen. But if I use a Pin security then the lock screen uses the default wallpaper of a kid running with a ...
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Why doesn't my wallpaper scroll?

At first, my question was why I had to crop my wallpaper wider than it seemed to be, but I saw that that question was already asked and answered here: Setting wallpaper - wrong orientation So now my ...
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What is the default resolution of a wallpaper that fits the homescreen exactly in an Android phone?

On an Android phone the wallpaper spans across all of the home screens. So what size should pictures be to fit properly as custom wallpapers?
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Can't locate wallpaper when saved from browser

I have read multiple questions on here but none seem to work for my phone. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.3. I really need the photo that's my wallpaper. I can't locate it on the phone ...
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Where can I find hidden wallpapers on Nexus 7?

I used to have this picture as Nexus 7's wallpaper, but the desktop restored to a blank wallpaper after I killed the UI process a few weeks ago. I tried to bring back this picture but it was no where ...
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HTC Explorer wallpaper display problem [duplicate]

I have HTC Explorer, when I download a wallpaper from net and try to set it as wallpaper, the phone first asks me to crop it, so I crop it, but some portion from all the four sides of the cropped ...
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Wallpaper changing randomly [closed]

I'm using HTC desire HD with sense UI. Lately my wallpaper is being changed by the system at random (the images are some random scenery). I have checked all the recent apps I have installed, all from ...