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

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Do bright wallpapers spend more battery than dark ones?

I started wondering about this when I realized most websites I visit have white backgrounds, and I know that the screen is usually responsible for most of the battery usage. Since I can't change the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How much battery does using live wallpapers drain?

I know they are unnecessary, but they look so cool!
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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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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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Is there an application which let me crop a picture on my device into the correct size to use as wallpaper

Do you know of software which can crop a photo or an image into the correct size to act as wallpaper ? Now, if I download an image from the net and try to use it as a wallpaper ( long pressing an ...
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Loss of Image quality when set as lock screen or home screen wallpaper

This is my original wallpaper: After setting it as Lock Screen wallpaper, its quality got reduced and this is how it looks: Even when set as homescreen, the image quality is reduced. How to ...
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Not able to select entire image for wallpaper

When I put the wallpaper in /dcim/Camera and go to change the wallpaper and choose Media gallery and I select the wallpaper I want, it asks me to choose only a small region of the image. What do I ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I configure my phone to show random background wallpapers from my pictures galery?

I know how to set a static picture from my photo gallery as a background wallpaper picture. However, I would like to see a new picture every time I turn the screen on. Is there a way to configure my ...
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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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How can I get the Android to use wallpapers sized to my screen resolution?

When I only have one "desktop" on my Android phone and I select one of my photos for the wallpaper, it asks me to crop the image. The cropping tool only allows an aspect ratio that has nothing to do ...
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Is there a way to save profiles on Motorola's Droid X?

When I had an HTC Eris I could change "profiles". Each profile was basically: wallpaper + screen lock image + all apps on your desktop. So, I could have a work profile that had my apps that were ...
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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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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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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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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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Personalize Text Wallpaper

Anyone came across a android application (preferably Gingerbread, 2.3) that allow you to set personalize Nice text as your wallpaper? (I know there are some not nice application around) I search for ...
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How do you change the screen background on Nexus S?

Just bought a Samsung Nexus S. No manual came with it. Apparently the moving default screensaver eats up heaps of battery life and I am not getting much battery life out of this new phone and I am ...
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Different wallpaper for each homescreen?

I'd like to be able to have a different wallpaper for each homescreen. I found a live wallpaper that lets you do this. Is there a more efficient/less cumbersome way?
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Size a Wallpaper for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the default resolution of a wallpaper that fits the homescreen exactly in an Android phone? I want to be able to design my own Wallpaper for my Samsung Galaxy ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where are the 'stock wallpapers' stored on the htc Desire S?

I just bought an htc Desire S, which runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I can connect to FTP via BLuetooth's OBEX file transfer, or download one of the many file manager apps on the app store. But one ...
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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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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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Setting wallpaper - wrong orientation

I'm trying to set the wallpaper on my Nexus7, and no matter what I try, the blue "crop" widget that lets you specify the area of the image that is the wallpaper is always in the wrong orientation. So ...
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HTC Sense live wallpaper picker

Is there a way to set the image preview for the HTC Sense 4+ live wallpaper chooser? Currently, it just scales my thumbnail to a much larger size, which makes it look pretty bad. Here is an image of ...
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How to remove the time and date from the default lock screen wallpaper of Samsung Galaxy S II?

I just want the lock screen wallpaper to be shown, nothing else. How can I do this?
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Static wallpaper [on hold]

I try to set a static wallpaper using the sample app from http://blog.blundell-apps.com/set-phone-wallpaper/. Unfortunately, as soon as the method setBitmap( ... ) is called, an error ...
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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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ZTE Lock Screen wallpaper

I can't seem to change my wallpaper for my lock screen no matter what I do if I press the menu button or go to settings or even go to galleries. I need help.
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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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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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Android reverts to the original wallpaper after changing it

Ihave huawei y511 Android OS, v4.2 Jelly Bean. When I set any wallpaper or live wallpaper the phone sets back the original wallpaper automatically after a few hours, how can I stop it doing this?
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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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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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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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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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How to change text color of icons captions on home screen from light to dark?

My stock Samsung Galaxy S III mini phone uses light (white) text color for captions of apps icons (for app names) in home screen and application list. When using bright wallpaper, those captions / app ...