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. Anyone know how to fix this?

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, but see if you can set a common wallpaper through a similar path: Settings > My device > Display > Wallpaper > Home and lock screens.

UPDATE 2013-12-06: Another solution you could try is to clear the default app for pictures. If it's a 3rd-party app like QuickPic, go to your phone's Application manager (via Settings), select the 3rd-party app, and do a Clear defaults.

Afterwards, open the Gallery app (not a 3rd-party app like QuickPic), pick a photo, left-soft-click to open a menu, and click Set as. You can pick either: Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screens. Source.

  • Thankyou for your advice. Unfortunately neither the home or the lock screens change when I try to do it this way. The home screen will change if I change it on its own, but the lock screen won't budge :s
    – Chelsea
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 11:08
  • @Chelsea (1) Maybe you could try setting a photo from a gallery, or a live wallpaper. Then, restart and try it again? (2) Did you install any 3rd-party lockscreen?
    – geffchang
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 11:42
  • Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it didn't work. I did not install any 3rd party lockscreen
    – Chelsea
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 0:33
  • @Chelsea Do you have another gallery app installed? Like Quickpic perhaps?
    – geffchang
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 8:02
  • @Chelsea I updated my answer. See if that helps.
    – geffchang
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 8:09

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