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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Home Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S4, you can easily change your home screen background image(also called wallpaper) if you're bored with your current home screen wallpaper or if you want to give your home screen a personal touch. You can either use the default wallpapers(static or animated wallpapers) or any picture stored in your phone as your home screen wallpaper.


How to change home screen wallpaper?
In this post, we'll try to change home screen wallpaper by using two different methods: from the home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the home screen
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you can use the following steps to change home screen wallpaper:
  1. While you're on home screen, tap the Menu key or long tap on a blank area on the home screen.
  2. Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Home screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.
  4. To use static wallpaper go to the step #5, to use animated or live wallpaper go to the step #6, while to use your own picture as wallpaper go to the step #7.
  5. Set a static wallpaper as home screen wallpaper:
    • Swipe the provided static wallpaper at the bottom of the screen to the left or to the right and then tap the required static wallpaper.
    • Tap Set as wallpaper button.
    • The selected static wallpaper will be applied to your home screen.
  6. Set a live wallpaper as home screen wallpaper:
    • Swipe the provided wallpapers at the bottom of the screen to the rightmost and then tap the required live wallpaper(Bubbles or Phase beam).
    • Tap Set as wallpaper button.
    • The selected live wallpaper will be applied to your home screen.
  7. Set your own picture as home screen wallpaper:
    • Tap From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom of the screen.
    • Select the required picture from the Gallery app.
    • If needed, you can adjust the area of the selected picture that will be used as wallpaper.
    • Tap Save button.
    • The selected picture will be set as home screen wallpaper.


Method #2: From the settings menu
You can change your home screen wallpaper from the general settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Wallpaper.
  5. Select Home screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.
  6. To use static wallpaper go to the step #7, to use animated or live wallpaper go to the step #8, while to use your own picture as wallpaper go to the step #9. 
  7. Set a static wallpaper as home screen wallpaper:
    • Swipe the provided static wallpaper at the bottom of the screen to the left or to the right and then tap the required static wallpaper.
    • Tap Set as wallpaper button.
    • The selected static wallpaper will be applied to your home screen.
  8. Set a live wallpaper as home screen wallpaper:
    • Swipe the provided wallpapers at the bottom of the screen to the rightmost and then tap the required live wallpaper(Bubbles or Phase beam).
    • Tap Set as wallpaper button.
    • The selected live wallpaper will be applied to your home screen.
  9. Set your own picture as home screen wallpaper:
    • Tap From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom of the screen.
    • Select the required picture from the Gallery app.
    • If needed, you can adjust the area of the selected picture that will be used as wallpaper.
    • Tap Save button.
    • The selected picture will be set as home screen wallpaper.

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