Droid Bionic: Change the Wallpaper - dummies

Droid Bionic: Change the Wallpaper

The Droid Bionic Home screen has two types of backgrounds, or wallpapers: traditional and live. Live wallpapers are animated. A not-so-live wallpaper can be any image, such as a picture from the Gallery.

To set a new wallpaper for the Home screen, obey these steps:

  1. Long-press the Home screen.

    The Add to Home Screen menu appears (refer to the figure).

  2. Choose Wallpapers.

    Another menu appears, with three options.

  3. From the Select Wallpaper From menu, select an option based on the type of wallpaper.

    Your choices are

    1. Gallery: Choose a still image stored in the Gallery app.

    2. Live Wallpapers: Choose an animated or interactive wallpaper from a list.

    3. Wallpapers: Choose a wallpaper from a range of stunning images (no nudity).

  4. Choose the wallpaper you want from the list.

    For the Gallery option, you see a preview of the wallpaper where you can select and crop part of the image.

    For certain live wallpapers, the Settings button may appear. The settings let you customize certain aspects of the interactive wallpaper.

  5. Touch either the Save or Set Wallpaper button to confirm your selection.

    The new wallpaper takes over the Home screen.

Live wallpaper is interactive, usually featuring some form of animation. Otherwise, the wallpaper image scrolls slightly as you swipe from one Home screen panel to another.

  • If you need to change the wallpaper and all the Home screen panels are full of icons, press the Menu soft button and choose the Wallpaper command.

  • To restore the Droid Bionic’s original wallpaper, choose the Wallpapers option from the Select Wallpaper From menu (refer to Step 3 in the preceding list) and touch the Reset to Default button at the bottom of the screen.

  • The Zedge app has some interesting wallpaper features. Check it out at the Android Market.