How to find awesome Android wallpapers without resorting to dedicated wallpaper apps

How to find awesome Android wallpapers without resorting to dedicated wallpaper apps
Whenever you want to change your Android smartphone's wallpaper, you can go to Google Play, search for "wallpaper", and you'll find tons of dedicated apps to help you. There are also many live wallpaper apps that can automatically change your wallpaper daily, or even hourly. But, if you're not into live wallpapers (these can drain you battery quite fast), and you don't want wallpapers that many other people are (probably) also using, you can go on a hunt for fresh wallpapers yourself.

Two of the best websites to find great wallpapers are Flickr and DeviantArt. You can use their search boxes to find images that interest you: landscapes, sunsets, snow, cats, fruits, waves - whatever your heart desires. Most of the time, you will find plenty of awesome images that can be used as wallpapers. It's easier and faster to browse these websites on your computer, download the images you like, edit them if you wish, and only then transfer them to your smartphone. But, of course, you can also do this directly on your handset. Both Flickr and DeviantArt have dedicated apps that are available in Google Play, though we found them a bit buggy.

Other websites that are definitely worth checking out are NASA's Hubblesite and Astronomy Picture of the Day. Both feature a lot of astronomy-related images - many of them don't make great wallpapers, but you can certainly find stunning images that do.

Obviously, the four resources that we told you about are just some examples, but any similar websites that you may discover can be used as wallpaper sources. An important thing to remember: don't be disrespectful to other people's work, and download images only for personal use. Or, if you really like someone's work, buy it (if this option is available).


references: Flickr, DeviantArt, Hubblesite, Astronomy Picture of the Day

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9 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

interfacelift.com anyone?

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes! They got some good ones too. But i miss wallbase.cc ( ._.)

8. FOXBOUND

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

After a major update at the end of August 2013, Wallbase's admin Yotoon disappeared. The new version of the site was launched early and incomplete, with pages missing and no upload function. With limited staff tools and the only developer not around, things quickly started deteriorating. Eventually the forum was removed altogether. called Wallhaven now ! anyways its quite the same, but i miss it too :s

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

NASA's APOTD is my favorite source. Earth Science POTD is pretty good too. Nothing more beautiful than the universe around us.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Bing image gallery

5. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yes, deviantart & NASA wallpapers are great. Missing Zedge here.

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Backgrounds HD FTW!!!

7. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Am I the only one who prefers 1080*1920........

9. balubooks

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

There are great vertical wallpapers for smartphones on favewallpapers.com , check it.

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