There are many ways to customize your Android device. One of the most popular is choosing the Android wallpaper that displays on your Home and Lock screens.
However, you may get bored looking at the same image all the time, even if it’s one you like. Today we’ll show you a few apps that allow you to automatically change the wallpaper on your Android device.
Automatically Change Android Wallpaper Using Wallpaper Changer
Wallpaper Changer is a popular app that allows you to automatically change the wallpaper based on several conditions.
To change the wallpaper after a certain amount of time, check the “Change wallpaper every” box and tap on the number of “minutes”. Use the keypad to enter a value in the box and then tap “Done“. Select “minutes“, “hours“, or “days” from the drop-down list to the right of the number box.
You can also automatically change the wallpaper when you unlock your device from the lock screen. To do this, tap the “Change wallpaper on lockscreen unlock” checkbox.
Change The Wallpaper Manually
To change the wallpaper manually, check the “Change wallpaper when double-tapping on home screen (Required live wallpaper mode)” box. We’ll show you how to turn on the live wallpaper mode later in this section.
To choose the images that will be automatically set as your wallpaper, tap the “Albums” tab. Then, check the “default album” box and tap on the album box that currently reads “No images added“.
The green plus icon in the lower-right corner of the screen pictured above allows you to add more albums to the app. However, you must buy the Pro version of Wallpaper Changer to do that.
When you tap the plus icon, the following dialog box displays, asking you to buy the app.
Using one album should be sufficient, though. Simply put all the images you want to use into one folder. If you want to add more images in the future, add them to that same folder.
Once you’ve tapped on the album box that currently reads “No images added“, you’ll see the following screen. Tap the green plus icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Then, tap “Add folder” on the pop-up menu.
Wallpaper Changer asks for permission to access photos, media, and files on your device. Tap “Allow” to give the app the permissions it needs.
The albums from the Gallery app on your device are listed. Tap on the check box for the folder that contains the images you want to add to the album in Wallpaper Changer. Then, tap the back arrow in the upper-left corner of the screen.
All the images from the selected folder display. If you don’t see them, tap the back arrow to go back to the previous screen. Then, tap the album box again to return to this screen.
You should also see the first image on the album box on the “Albums” tab. If not, tap the Apps button on your device. Then, tap the “X” on the “Wallpaper Changer” app thumbnail to close the app.
Open the Wallpaper Changer app again and you should see the first image on the album box on the “Albums” tab.
Now, we need to enable the app’s live wallpaper. To do this, tap on the orange message bar.
Choose “Set as Wallpaper” at the bottom of the screen.
Then select “Home screen” or “Home and lock screens” to choose where to display the Wallpaper Changer images.
The “Settings” tab will show additional options. Select the “Image position” and “Image size“. You can also choose “Random wallpaper order” to display the images in the selected folder in random order rather than listed order.
If your device has problems with live wallpaper, you can turn on “Static wallpaper mode“.
The “Auto rescan” option allow you to automatically re-scan the selected folder. So, as you collect new images, put them in the folder you selected and they will automatically be included in the image rotation when the folder is re-scanned.
Back on the “Change” tab, you can add more rules that determine when the wallpaper is changed. To do this, tap the plus icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.
The “Add rule” screen displays. To select the time of day you want the wallpaper to change, tap the “Time” option on the “Event” box. Then, tap the hour in the green pane and tap the hour you want on the clock in the white pane.
Do the same thing with the minutes on the green and white panes. Then, tap “AM” or “PM” and tap “OK“.
Back on the “Add rule” screen, every day of the week is selected by default, indicated by the green circles on the days. To deselect a day, tap on it. The green circle on that day goes away. If you would rather have the wallpaper change when you change your location, tap the “Location” option on the “Event” box.
Changing & Removing Rules
To remove the rule, tap “Delete” in the upper-right corner of the screen.
The new rule displays in its own box on the “Change” tab.
Now, when you go back to your Home screen, one of the images in your selected folder displays as your wallpaper. It will change according to the options you set.
If you chose the “Change wallpaper when double-tapping on home screen (Required live wallpaper mode)” on the “Change” tab in Wallpaper Changer, you can double-tap on your Home screen to change the wallpaper.
Automatically Change The Wallpaper Using Wallpapers by Google
Wallpapers by Google allows you to set a wallpaper image for your Home and lock screens that changes every day. The selection of wallpaper images come from sources such as Google Earth and Google+, and is constantly growing.
To automatically change the wallpaper, install the app and open it. You’ll see two boxes at the top showing the wallpaper that is currently set for both the “Home screen” and the “Lock screen“.
To automatically change the wallpaper on your Android device, scroll down to the “Select wallpaper” section and tap on a category you like.
You can select a specific, single image or you can let the app choose the daily wallpaper for you. The “Daily wallpaper” option is the one that changes daily. So, tap the “Daily wallpaper” box.
If you select a single image, you’ll be asked to set it as the wallpaper for the Home screen, Lock screen, or Both. However, when you choose a single image, it will not automatically change daily.
A dialog box displays with instructions. Tap “Continue“.
The first wallpaper that will display is shown. Tap “Set as Wallpaper” at the bottom of the screen.
If you want to keep your current wallpaper on the Lock screen and only change the wallpaper on your Home screen, tap “Home screen” on the “Set as wallpaper” dialog box. To apply the wallpaper to both, tap “Home and lock screens“.
The image becomes the wallpaper on your Home screen (and Lock screen, if you chose that option).
You can manually change the wallpaper by opening the Wallpapers by Google app again and tapping on the “Refresh” button on the “Home screen” box.
Automatically Change The Wallpaper Using Muzei Live Wallpaper
Muzei Live Wallpaper is an app that displays a different famous work of art every day. If you’re not a fan of classic art, Muzei supports third-party extensions, or apps. These apps pull wallpapers from some of the internet’s best image sources, such as Flicker, National Geographic, and NASA’s Image of the Day.
Setting Up Muzei
To automatically change the wallpaper, install and open the app. The first thing you need to do is make Muzei your current wallpaper. Tap “Activate” on the initial screen.
Then, tap “Set as Wallpaper” at the bottom of the screen.
Choose whether you want to set Muzei images as your wallpaper on the “Home screen” only or on the “Home and lock screens“. We chose both.
Now, if you go back to your Home screen, you’ll see a work of art as your wallpaper, dimmed and blurred.
There are some options you can set in Muzei. Go back to the app and tap the “Muzei” icon.
You see an undimmed, clear version of your wallpaper image with the name of the artwork, the artist’s name, and the date, as applicable.
To access the options for Muzei, tap the menu button (three vertical dots) in the lower-right corner of the screen. Then, tap “Customize” on the pop-up menu.
Tap the “Sources” drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Then, tap “Advanced” on the pop-up menu.
Use the slider buttons to select the level of “Blur” and “Dim” you want. The “Grey” slider allows you to specify the amount of grey you want in the blurred, dimmed image. The clear, undimmed image will not be grey at all.
Adding Other Apps
We mentioned earlier that you can add other wallpaper apps and extensions to Muzei to expand your choices for images. To do this, tap the menu button (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Then, tap “Get more sources” from the pop-up menu.
The Play Store opens with a screen full of apps and extensions you can add to Muzei. Tap the app or extension you want to add and install it.
Once the app or extension is installed, go back to the Muzei app. If you’re still on the “Advanced” screen, tap “Advanced” in the upper-left corner of the screen and then tap “Sources“.
You will see the app or extension you installed on the “Sources” screen in Muzei. To select the app or extension, tap on it.
NOTE: If you installed the Wallpaper Changer app we mentioned in the first section of this article, you’ll see that here as well. It integrates into Muzei.
The selected app’s icon is checked and the image changes. To see the image clearly and undimmed, tap the check mark in the upper-left corner of the screen.
An image from the third-party app or extension displays with a title.
When you go back to your home screen, the image displays blurred and dimmed behind your Home screen icons. Muzei will automatically change the wallpaper every day.
To view a clear, undimmed version of the image, double-tap on the Home screen. The image will be clear and undimmed for a few seconds and then it will be automatically blurred and dimmed again.
There are many apps available for automatically changing your wallpaper. Which ones do you use? Do you recommend any that we didn’t list here? Let us know in the comments.