Set Wallpaper on Samsung Galaxy S4

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You can customize your Samsung Galaxy S4 to change the wallpaper for your Home screen, Lock screen and both. You can also set it to use a Live wallpaper.

Set Wallpaper on S4

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    Go to your Home screen.
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    Tap and hold on an empty space on your screen.
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    A prompt will show showing these options:
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    1. Set Wallpaper
    2. Home Screen
    3. Lock Screen
    4. Home and Lock Screen
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    Tap on a selected option.
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    A prompt will show showing these options:
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    1. Gallery
    2. Wallpaper
    3. Live Wallpapers
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    Choose between viewing Gallery and saved wallpapers on your phone.
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    After you have chosen your desired wallpaper, tap on it and tap on [Set Wallpaper] [[File:3 After you have choosen your desired wallpaper, tap on it and tap on [Set Wallpaper].PNG|center|630px]]
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    Repeat the process to put a different wallpaper for Home screen or Lock screen.
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    Done.
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Set Live Wallpaper on S4

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    Go to your Home screen.
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    Tap and hold on an empty space on your screen.
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    A prompt will show showing these options
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    1. Set Wallpaper
    2. Home Screen
    3. Lock Screen
    4. Home and Lock Screen
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    Tap on a selected option.
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    A prompt will show showing these options
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    1. Gallery
    2. Wallpaper
    3. Live Wallpapers
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    Choose Live Wallpapers
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    You will be taken to all the saved Live wallpapers on your phone.
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    Tap on your desired Live wallpaper and tap "Set Wallpaper".
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    Done.
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  • Worth noting: Live wallpapers look more appealing but consume more battery juice and RAM than static / ordinary wallpapers.

Set Scrolling Wallpaper on S4

By default, Samsung Galaxy S4 does not have an option to make wallpaper scrollable. If you are one of those people who are fond of a scrolling wallpaper, you may want to check on these instructions:

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    Go to your Home Screen.
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    Tap on the App folder icon.
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    From the application folder, tap on Playstore icon.
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    Tap on the Search button on the upper-right corner of the screen,
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    Search for the keyword, "Landscape Wallpaper".
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    Tap on the first line of the results and install it.
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    Go to your application folder and look for Landscape Wallpaper app icon.
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    Tap on the icon to open it.
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    Once opened, it will show you these three options:
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    1. Select image(s)
    2. Start live wallpaper
    3. Quit
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    Tap on [Select image(s)]
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    Tap the [Single Image] button.
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    Tap on [Gallery] button to choose pictures from your phone's gallery
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    [[File:5 Tap on [Gallery] button to choose pictures from your phone's gallery.PNG|center|630px]]
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    From the Gallery of images, tap on the picture that you want it set as a scrolling wallpaper.
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    Tap on OK to confirm it.
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    Tap on [Start Live Wallpaper] to see a preview on how the scrolling wallpaper be viewed on your phone.
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    You can go to Settings to change any desired feature
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    When you are done, press the Home button.
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    You have just successfully enabled scrolling wallpaper on Samsung S4
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  • Worth noting: This application is actually a live wallpaper. Thus, this runs on the background, like live wallpapers do, and consumes RAM and battery juice more than the static / normal wallpapers.

Bonus: Save battery power by using black wallpaper

Your screen takes a great chunk on your battery consumption. If you are more on "power-saving" than aesthetics, you can set your background to plain black to save more. To do it:

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    Go to Google.
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    Search for the keyword "Black screen".
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    Go over the results and download a picture with plain black screen.
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    Save the picture to your phone's gallery.
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    Follow the procedures on setting wallpaper to your phone.
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    Done.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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