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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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? ps....
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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 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, that'...
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Unlock to different background images

Is there a way to set up Android's "Slide" lock screen in such a way that swiping to different directions changes the background image to a specific image? Such as, swipe left for a personal image, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set background to fill single screen on galaxy nexus

Currently galaxy nexus fits my image for all 5 of my screens, but I want my image to fill the whole screen, on every screen, so when u scroll between screens its the same background, and its the full ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Tab 2 ...
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What resolution would achieve a 1:1 pixel ratio while using “wallpaper motion effect” on a Quad HD screen?

I like the "Wallpaper Motion Effect" that is available in Android Marshmallow, but I find that using it with a properly sized 1440x2560 image results in the image being zoomed-in somewhat, which means ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Different wallpaper for portrait and landscape

I used an iPad some years ago and it had an option to choose different images in portrait and landscape mode. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 with Cyanognmod and I also use a OnePlus 2. I am ...
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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 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 ...