If you tend to get tired of your phone’s wallpaper quickly, it can be annoying and time-consuming to keep changing it. Avoid the hassle and use one of these wallpaper changer apps to change your Android device’s wallpaper automatically. You never know – you may even get an image you may not have found on your own.
Tip: did you know that your wallpaper can reflect weather conditions? Check out these Android apps that automatically change with the weather.
Price: Free / $4.99 (one time payment)
As it adapts to your device’s screen resolution up to 4K, Tapet doesn’t just pull wallpapers from the Internet – it immediately generates them for your phone, complete with a nice parallax effect that responds to you moving your device around. It’s tons of fun: you can mix up the patterns, pick the color palettes for your wallpapers, and choose how often you want the wallpaper to change to the next one. It’s quite possibly the most elegant wallpaper changer.
- Extremely easy to set a wallpaper
- App has a modern look to its interface
- Auto-generated wallpapers are customizable
- Not all wallpapers are free to use
Price: Free / $4.99 per month
IFTTT lets you use voice commands (or just typing) to get your phone to, for example, send you alerts when deals come up on eBay or send you notifications when certain news stories happen. When it comes to wallpapers, IFTTT can be set to change your wallpaper when you’re performing various actions, such as taking a screenshot or adding a new track to your favorite Spotify playlist. The great thing about this app is that everything is quite easy to set up, and applets can be created very quickly.
- Countless triggers to prompt your wallpaper to change
- “Explore tab” offers access to various pre-made applets
- Tutorials available
- Sometimes connecting to your social accounts doesn’t work
- Can create only two applets for free
Walpy is a great-looking Android app that has all you need when it comes to automatic wallpaper changing – and it’s free. You’ll need to activate the option from Settings, where you can also customize the process according to your needs. The app has what you’d expect, including the ability to set an interval, enabling wallpaper change only on Wi-Fi or when charging, and a horizontal fix that helps when your launcher is not setting the wallpaper in the correct position. If you’re a fan of tasteful artistic photography, look no further than this app.
- Wallpapers are grouped under categories for easy access
- Modern interface
- Editing wallpapers is possible
- Ability to create wallpaper using personal imagery
- Setting your own images as source is not allowed
4. Wallpaper Changer
Wallpaper Changer is an app with an extremely simple design. It offers three tabs to choose from: Change, Album, and Settings. In the Change tab, you can set the wallpaper to change every few minutes, hours, or days. It’s also possible to modify the wallpaper by double-tapping twice on your device’s display. You can even add the images that will appear as the wallpaper, as the app doesn’t include any (via the Albums tab). In Settings, adjust the image position and size, choose random wallpaper and even a static wallpaper mode if your device has issues with live wallpaper. It’s really a simple app to use that allows you to set up your changing wallpaper routine within minutes.
- Simple to use
- Doesn’t put a toll on your Android’s battery life
- App can use your own images
- Ability to create customized wallpaper schedules
- Lacks support for scrolling wallpapers
- Outdated interface
Good to know: a video wallpaper takes things to the next level. We can show you how to create a live wallpaper on your Android device.
5. Casualis: Auto Wallpaper Change
Price: Free / $0.99
To have Casualis change the wallpaper automatically, go into the app’s Settings, tap on the General tab and toggle on “Auto Wallpaper Change.” The app can change the wallpaper at various intervals, according to your preferences. Since you may want to conserve your mobile data on your Android phone, the app also includes an option to only change your wallpaper over Wi-Fi. Another cool feature is that you can also change the wallpaper by shaking your phone, a real time-saver. You can also choose the source for the wallpapers, such as your visuals from Unsplash or Chromecast.
- Convenient “Set random wallpaper” button
- Allows you to import wallpapers from exterior sources
- Offers effects can be applied on top of the wallpapers
- Visuals can be browsed by category
- Free version is plagued with annoying ads
- Some wallpapers hidden behind paywall
6. Muzei Live Wallpaper
Muzei lets you blur, dim, or grey out the wallpaper so that your app icons are always in the spotlight. Whenever you want to take a break from the daily painting wallpaper, you can modify the source of the wallpaper. For instance, you can select your own images from your Android device’s gallery. The app will choose a random camera photo from the gallery each day. You can let the app decide which images to use in the gallery or select them yourself by tapping on “Sources” at the bottom, then “My Photos.” There does not appear to be a limit on the number of photos you can choose.
- Provides educational details about the paintings used as wallpapers
- Integrates with Tasker to trigger the wallpaper change on any condition
- App doesn’t see all of your photos when source is set to “My Photos”
- Settings are scattered all over the place
Price: Free / $0.99
With this app, you can choose from millions of wallpapers, whether they are live or not. Zedge also has a feature that will change your wallpaper automatically. To enable this feature, go into the app’s settings and swipe down to the “Auto-update wallpaper” feature. When you tap on the option, it will allow you to change your wallpaper every hour, every twelve hours, or every day. Select the option you want and exit the settings. The changes will be applied immediately.
- Easy to set up
- Boasts large library of wallpapers
- Also contains a library of ringtones and notification sounds
- Limited settings for automatic wallpaper feature
- Annoying ads and reminders to upgrade to Premium
Tip: did you know that you can also make your own custom ringtone with Zedge?
8. Everyday Wallpaper Changer
Price: Free / $1.99
As soon as you launch the app, Everyday Wallpaper Changer will display a window where you can set how often you want the wallpaper to change. Alternatively, go to the app’s settings by tapping on the three horizontal dots and choose the frequency from there, as well as whether the wallpaper can only change over Wi-Fi, the categories the wallpaper will be taken from, and whether a filter will be added. You can choose from categories such as Unsplash, Funny, Black, Romantic, Cars, Quotes, Wildlife, and more!
- Lots of features to personalize your automatic wallpaper experience
- Option to add your own wallpapers
- Can browse for wallpapers through categories
- Design is pretty outdated
Price: Free / $1.99
Walldrobe can be downloaded for free, but to access its Auto Wallpaper feature, users will need to upgrade to its premium tier. Without a subscription, you can still browse its catalog of gorgeous wallpapers and set them manually, which isn’t bad. Once a payment is made, the option will let you pick a wallpaper source, whether your automatic wallpaper change can be made only over Wi-Fi and whether the device needs to be charging. You can also set up an interval at which your image will be automatically changed.
- Library features professional-level photography
- Has dark mode
- Creators have dedicated profiles that show off their work
- Feature is hidden behind paywall
Tip: customize your Android phone even further by changing the look of your lockscreen.
10. Google Wallpapers
Google Wallpapers is preinstalled on some phones (such as Pixels), but other Android users can get the app from the Play Store. The app is very simple and offers a tiny library compared to others. However, the app works as intended. On top of that, it’s a Google-curated app. To set an automatic wallpaper, tap on one of the wallpaper categories, then hit the “Daily wallpaper” button to turn the feature on.
- Simple app
- Offers access to Google-curated wallpapers
- Only changes the wallpaper once a day
- Small library
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you change any image into an Android wallpaper?
For the most part, yes, you can change any image into an Android wallpaper. In some cases, the images may need to be cropped first to prevent them from spreading to all of your Android screens. A handy app that allows you to adjust any image (even landscape ones) to wallpaper parameters is Image 2 Wallpaper.
Can I set a different wallpaper for each of my Android screens?
Yes, that’s possible, but you’ll need a third-party app9l to do so, as this is not a native feature inside Android. If you want to learn how to set a different wallpaper for each of your Android screens, we have a dedicated guide that walks you through all the necessary steps.
Can I save the wallpapers I like on my Android device?
Most of the apps we’ve included on our list allow you to do that. Open the wallpaper you’re interested in and look for a “Download” button. Once it has been downloaded, you should be able to find it in your Gallery under the app’s dedicated folder.
Image credit: Pexels. All screenshots by Alexandra Arici.
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