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Change the background photo with your own photo

Change the background photo with your own photo

It’s very easy and beautiful to put your own photo as a background on your Android smartphone.

The con is that the photo must be cropped and not full. Anyway it will be cropped by the phone itself automatically. But you can control the area that is cropped in most phones.

If you don’t like the way it is cropped, you should edit the photo in Photoshop or change the photo of the background with another more adequate one.

In some phones the photo is divided in the panels so in each panel you see only a proportion of the photo. .

In other phones you see the whole photo in every panel.

Difficulty: Very Easy
Android device used: Samsung Galaxy S3
Android version: Android 4.0


1. Go to Options – Personalize – Wallpaper

2, Choose Gallery if you want to put a photo from your gallery as a background.

3. Crop the photo and press done. That’s it!

In other phones you just hold down your finger on the start screen (an empty part of the screen) and then a menu pop ups that get you to the personalize menu.

You can find some background photos already on your phone and some of them (versions 2.2 and over) are movable so they are much more beautiful than a classical photo background.


  1. Sir Tails Fails  /  June 17, 2013, 9:56 am

    My smartphone (Samsung GALAXY SII, Jelly Bean) does not look like that. It got that frame in the middle like in your video here, but on my phone there are two more small frames to the left and right and because of them I can’t mark a full picture. Help!

    • Android VIP Club  /  June 17, 2013, 9:57 am

      It will take only a proportion of the photo so as to be applied to the other panels as well.

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