Could you recommend me a simple solution to set a random image for my lockscreen?

I have the stock Samsung launcher, stock ICS rom and I don't want to install any custom launcher. I'm just looking for an app to switch the image every few hours.

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    Not sure why the Close vote. This seems like a reasonable and on-topic question to me.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 13:39
  • There are lots of background switchers on Google Play. Are they not switching the lock screen image too?
    – Kristopher
    Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 13:58

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You can use a live wallpaper that downloads new images periodicaly. This one has a lot of built in image sites (like national geographic, nasa, ...):


It looks like a normal wallpaper and is battery friendly. The only problem I see is that most of the built in sources update once per day not every few hours, but you can define your own source of images.

You can also try searching for other similar solutions. I think the livewallpaper way is the best beacuse it has a lot less issues with lockscreens (you just choose the live wallpaper as the lockscreen wallpaper and it should leave the normal background intact.

  • I prefer to use images from SD card.
    – Hubidubi
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 13:43
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    Not to mention he has already mentioned that he doesn't want to change the wallpaper; only the lock screen. It's not possible with the current applications on Google Play and his additional requirements peppered throughout the comments sections.
    – Kristopher
    Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 18:54
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    On both of my Samsung phones, changing the walpaper brings up a menu with 3 options: "home", "lock" and "home and lock". You can only change the lockscreen wallpaper to the livewallpaper which changes images and have whatever you wish on the home wallpaper.
    – Mihic
    Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 5:16


From Google Play:

Change your wallpaper with one click or automatically every X minutes! This app allows you to quickly change your wallpaper with one single click on a widget! Additionally, you can enable a timer to automatically change your wallpaper on a predefined time. Images can easily be added to the rotation list by using the Android Gallery app or a file manager like FileExpert. This app is optimized for battery life & performence, so it might take some seconds to actually change the wallpaper after a click on the widget! Features:

  • easily add images or even folders through the Android gallery & other file managers
  • change wallpaper with a timer, on each lockscreen unlock or through a customizable widget
  • 3 widgets: change to next wallpaper in rotation list, select the wallpaper you want to see or change the album with one click
  • ordered rotation or random wallpaper
  • very low memory and battery consumption: doesnt need any background services running and is not implemented live wallpaper
  • no ads
  • Discription clearly explains that this is a wallpaper changer. No use for lockscreen.
    – Hubidubi
    Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 7:36
  • It works on both my OG Droid and my GNex. Please give it a try and let us know if it does not work for your phone somehow...
    – Kristopher
    Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 12:59
  • Maybe works, although I don't want to change the normal wallpaper, just for the lockscreen. Same as on Kindle Fire.
    – Hubidubi
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 13:42
  • The only other way is to program something or root and get a ROM that supports what you want. Why the down-vote? I actually answered your actual question.
    – Kristopher
    Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 18:51

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