Surface For Dummies
Book image
Explore Book Buy On Amazon

Wallpaper is the background on the Home and lock screens on your Android tablet. You can change and set the image on all Android tablets. Just choose between traditional or live (animated) types. Traditional wallpaper can be any image, such as a picture you’ve taken and stored in the Gallery app or an image provided by the manufacturer for wallpaper use.

To set new wallpaper for the Home or lock screen, follow these steps.

  1. Long-press any empty part of the Home screen.

    The empty part is any place you don’t see a shortcut icon or widget.

    For a long-press, touch the screen and keep your finger down.

    A Wallpaper menu will appear.

  2. You might be able to set wallpaper from the Settings app.

    Choose Display, then choose Wallpaper.

  3. If prompted, choose the Home screen or the lock screen.

    Setting the lock screen wallpaper is not possible on some tablets.

    You may also find an option to set both wallpapers with the same image.

  4. Choose a wallpaper type. Three options are available.

    • Gallery: A still image from the Gallery app.

    • Live: An animated or interactive wallpaper from a list. (This option may be available only for the Home screen wallpaper.

    • Wallpaper: Choose an image from the wide range preinstalled on the tablet.

  5. Choose the wallpaper you want from the list.

    For the Gallery option, browse the albums to choose an image. Crop the image to select the portion you want to put on the Home screen

    Live wallpaper features some form of animation which can often be interactive. Otherwise, the wallpaper image scrolls slightly as you swipe from one Home screen page to another.

    For certain live wallpapers, a Settings icon may appear so you can customize certain aspects of the interactive wallpaper.

    The Zedge app provides an über-repository of wallpaper images collected from Android users all over the world. Check out Zedge at the Google Play Store.

  6. Touch the OK or Set Wallpaper button to confirm your selection.

    You’re done! The new wallpaper takes over the screen.

About This Article

This article can be found in the category: