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Change wallpaper on your Android device

You can change the background image on your Nexus, Android One, or Google Play edition device's Home screens and lock screens. You can choose from your own photos, use an image that comes on your device, or download more wallpapers.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 7.1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Change wallpapers

  1. On your device's Home screen, touch and hold an empty space.
  2. Tap Wallpapers.
  3. Pick your wallpaper.
    • To use your own image, tap My photos.
    • To use a default image, tap an image.
  4. At the top, tap Set wallpaper.
  5. Tap Home screenLock screen, or Home screen and lock screen.

Get more wallpapers

You can download wallpaper apps, like the Google Wallpapers app, from the Play Store app Google Play.

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