Best Wallpaper Apps for iOS & Android [Updated for 2020]
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We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Wallpaper Apps for iOS & Android So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Everyone wants to show their style and unique personality. Sometimes colors and decorations on your phone or tablet can just plain make you feel good. The background on your device can remind you of pleasant things or soothe your soul.
Wallpaper apps are popular among mobile phone users around the world. They brighten up screens and let users’ personalities shine through. Check out these favorite wallpaper apps for your Android and iOS devices!
With over 100,000,000 Android users, this app certainly must be one of the most popular, and with good reason. Backgrounds HG is an easily-searchable collection of amazing ways to dress up your screen with new artwork added each day.
Backgrounds can be easily manipulated by using crop and other tools. Save your favorites on your device. The app connects to OGQ’s Flickr group, too, so creative users can share their own work with other users. The app is free to download with in-app purchase options ranging from ninety-nine cents to $29.99.
Here’s another unique take on wallpaper for your device. Tapet actually allows your device to GENERATE wallpaper from your chosen colors and patterns. These mathematically-based creations are beautiful and unique, and they almost never repeat themselves.
If you like variety in your wallpaper, this app has got you covered. You can set it to automatically generate new designs every hour or every day. Just set your preferences and let the app do all of the heavy liftings. This app is free with in-app purchases from $1.99 to $19.99 per item.
This five-star app offers fantastic wallpapers that are generated by an exclusive community of artists. The developers note that your use helps support the artists since they share in the profits from the app. You can also connect with the artist community on Facebook or Instagram if you want to get to know more about the people behind the art.
Walli is easily searchable, including features such as Recent Additions, Categories, and Popular. You can save your favorites onto your device easily, and make changes to your background from within the app. This app also features numerous choices for kids as well as the types of works that appeal to adults. It is free with in-app purchase options from ninety-nine cents to $9.99.
If magnificent, high-resolution photography looks best on your smartphone, you’ll want to check out this free app. Pictures are displayed in intuitive categories, and there is a mechanism for you to sort them and mark your favorites. Find images by categories, colors, or tags, and save the ones you want to your device.
There are new photos added each week, so you’ll never run out of options to explore. And if you’re feeling in the mood for something a bit more plain, you can also set your wallpaper to any one of a number of plain colors. All in all, Best Wallpapers QHD is a simple yet powerful wallpaper app. It is free and contains advertisements. Parents may want to preview this app because it is rated T for Teen due to violence.
This app includes live wallpapers and even ringtones to help you personalize your device to the max. It boasts literally millions of backgrounds, wallpapers, ringtones, alarm and notification tones, all searchable. And the live wallpapers are specially designed to play only once when you open your device-they won’t drain your battery.
This app is free to download and offers in-app purchases ranging from ninety-nine cents to $19.99. Parents may wish to preview; it’s rated T for teen due to diverse content.
If your device supports Apple’s Live Photos, you’re really in luck! Live Wallpapers for Me lets you put animated wallpapers onto your home screen. Give your phone a touch of real pizzazz with a wide selection of moving pictures. It will be the most eye-catching device out there.
The free version has some photos to choose from, but it does have advertisements. If you wish, you can purchase a one week, a one month, or a one-year subscription to unlock premium content, receive regular new additions and remove the ads. Subscription prices range from $3.99 to $49.99, but there is a free trial available if you want to check it out.
Breath-taking animations can liven up your lock screen with this great app. These high-resolution photos feature Apple’s Live Photo technology, so they act like short video clips. There are even options to play sounds!
Choose from an array of categories, including extreme sports, fire, and abstract to find just the right photo to suit your personality and your mood. Choose from swimming fish, fluttering butterflies, and more to show off your device’s best face.
The app does offer in-app purchases to get even more content by subscription, ranging from $4.99 to $49.99. There is a free trial if you want to see what all the fuss is about, but remember that this trial is a “negative option” and you’ll need to turn it off manually or you will be subscribed (and charged) at the end of the trial period.
If you need lots of screen size choices, for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, then this wallpaper app will have just what you are looking for. Each and every background has sizings that are perfect for all of your Apple devices, and you can even sync all of them via iCloud once you find that perfect wallpaper.
Choose from numerous popular categories, and get more content each month. Everpix also offers options to connect and share via social media. Popular categories are updated weekly, as well, so you’ll always have options to have the trendiest lock screen out there. This app is free to download, with subscription options ranging from $1.99 to $29.99.
Choose from literally hundreds of vivid and stunning pieces of artwork on this wallpaper app. It features an exclusive wallpaper that is updated daily so you’ll never be behind the times. The in-app purchase allows you to access the previous four weeks’ worth of wallpapers for $1.99, in case you missed one. This app takes the fuss out of keeping your device’s wallpaper fresh and new.
Vellum also includes an exclusive “blur” tool. You can soften the edges of color to create remarkable effects that are not only beautiful but also soothing. Choose from a wide array of both photos and graphic art, then make it your own with the blur tool. The app is free with an in-app purchase option to remove ads and get new content.
If you are looking for something unique, this wallpaper collection is for you. The app offers new selections each week that are handpicked to be perfect for your phone. While this app many not have the huge catalog that some others do, each one is extremely high quality and you can rely on them.
The app is free to download. You can remove the advertisements for $9.99 or upgrade to a PRO subscription for $4.99 for three months. A subscription opens up additional content.