How to design mobile wallpaper more attractive

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How to design mobile wallpaper more attractive

In this digital age, our phones have nearly become extensions of who we are. We feel incomplete without them, has a constant urge to check them, and use them for just about everything from photography to entertainment, email upkeep and beyond. Back in the early days of cell phones, the only way to personalize your device was to purchase a unique case or faceplate to differentiate your brick of a phone from the next person’s. Nowadays, we can still buy fancy cases, but there are a few more ways to personalize our phone’s appearance and make it genuinely ours. In the coming paragraphs, we shall discuss the easiest and coolest way to give a touch of our own identity to our smart friend i.e. our phone.

 Studies reveal that on an average, nowadays, we check our phone over a hundred times a day, or once every 12 minutes. With these staggering numbers in mind, it makes sense that we want our devices to look as good as possible. Our phone wallpaper being the first thing we see, it can really influence our mood and it is also a great way to express our unique personality.

As we spend a lot of time together with our phone, so it’s nice to have something pleasant to glance at every time we pull out our device. Further, customized wallpaper for the lock and home screens make our phone feel more personalized.

The mobile phone screen is the main entrance for dialogue between people and mobile phones. It is mainly divided into: common icons, system menus and taskbars, and background images.

With the development of mobile phone technology, from black and white screen to color screen, the desktop of the mobile phone is no longer composed of a single color, but can be replaced with a picture, this picture is called mobile wallpaper. This will be our area of interest in the present article. So let us understand in detail about mobile wallpaper.


Mobile Wallpaper is not limited to personal use only. Off late, it has started attracting many companies as a brand management tool. For brands and organizations, providing phone wallpapers to social media followers is a great way to say thank you—with mutual benefits. The audience gets spiffy new phone backgrounds, whereas the brand gets to boost awareness and positive sentiment

 Before we show you how to create your own wallpaper in just a few clicks, it’s a good idea to come up with a creative vision. You know yourself best, so designing something that represents you is the most important thing. There are a few directions you could head in when choosing what to design for your wallpaper: photography, graphic, or a mix of both.

  • Text or Graphic Overlay

Find a photo you love and scale it so that it fits over your entire phone wallpaper template, then add text or a graphic element! This is one of the quickest and easiest options to create a background.

You can use just graphics or text, or a mix of both.

  • Patterned Wallpaper

With ample of designer softwares available online, you can choose from hundreds of graphic elements to use on your wallpaper. It is easy to find a shape you love and turn it into a patterned background.

Simply choose a background color for your template, then choose a graphic element to duplicate and position into a pattern you love.

  • Images with Artsy Effects

One of the quickest and easiest ways to make a photo unique is to add some cool effects. You can add intriguing filters to add effects or even add realistic looking Lens to images.

Just find a photo that has an interesting or unique perspective, then add a single effect or layer multiple effects on top of one another! There's no limit to your creativity.

Now creating a wallpaper app without coding in just a matter of minutes with various online App Builders available freely for both Android and iOS.

The two on-screen opportunities you have for phone personalization are:

  1. home screen 
  2. lock screen

Both the above can be customized with a photo from your camera roll. Further riding on your creativity, you can easily design your very own wallpaper with any online available designer tool to make your smartphone stand out.

Let us now understand the simple steps to Design Your Own Phone Wallpaper. The terminology used may change from one website to other but the guiding principles remain same:

Open the Templates tab and select Custom Template. Remember to use 1080 x 1920 for width and height to perfectly size the template to the dimensions of your phone screen. You'll then have a blank template to begin your design. If you want a solid background color other than white, click the Background tab to select a new hue. If interested in having a photo background, click on the Images/Layers tab and upload a photo. You also have an option to upload photos from the widely available resources available online. Any image that you add will appear as thumbnails that you can click and drag onto your template. Position and resize the photo(s) on your template using the blue circles around them.

Once your background is looking perfect, open the Design Elements tab and select a graphic that works with your photo. Using the Graphic Properties menu that appears when your graphic is selected on the template, try changing the color, blend mode, or opacity to manipulate the element to your benefit.

With your photo and graphic elements placed, select the Text tab, click the Add Text button, and type a quote or phrase you like into the textbox that appears. Again for inspiration, you may check for quotations available on various websites. Whenever your textbox is selected, make sure to choose a font that works with the look of your photo and experiment with options like color, letter spacing, and more.  

Once you’re finished with your phone wallpaper design, all that’s left to do is get it on your phone! Click the Save button.

Now, once your image has reached its Camera Roll/Photos destination, you need to get it onto your screen. Android users can assign home screen wallpaper a couple different ways, but let us go through one basic method: Head to Settings and Wallpaper, then find the options for home screen, lock screen, or both in the top-left corner. Choose where you want your image to live, Result: Phone screen beautified.


For the iOS set, start in Settings and find Wallpaper. Tap choose a new wallpaper and find your image, then tap Set and decide between the lock screen, home screen, or both options. 

Finding great wallpapers and backgrounds for your Android device isn’t all that difficult. There are a ton of apps out there that can do the task. On top of that, a simple Google image search can also show you some unique options. The trick is finding the apps that work best for you and finding the kind of stuff you want to see. Let’s take a quick look at the best backgrounds and wallpaper apps for Android! 

1) Google Wallpapers

It has a wide selection from satellite imagery to architecture to patterns to the wonderful beauty of nature. You can even choose to have Google mix up your wallpapers every day if you're so inclined!

2) Tapet

Rather than being a gallery of pre-made wallpapers, Tapet is a wallpaper generator that can make you a unique one-of-a-kind wallpaper in hundreds of designs and color palettes. 

3) Backdrops

Backdrops is a massive wallpaper app that features hundreds upon hundreds of wallpapers from artists all around the world. Backdrops has a "Wall of the Day" feature, but some of its best walls are available in paid, premium collections. Whether you're looking for something modern, something natural, or something completely new, Backdrops has some of the best wallpapers around.

4) Reddit

The "front page of the internet" is a place where you can find a great many things both wonderful and horrifying. A number of subreddits are devoted to wallpaper and professional-grade photography, but there's also a subreddit for just about every interest under the sun, meaning that if a wallpaper exists for it, chances are you can find one here, especially when it comes to sports teams. 

5) Muzei

Muzei wants to mix up your wallpaper a little more often than just daily, allowing you to see a new wallpaper on your phone every few minutes if you so desire. Muzei's many plugins also allow you to pull your prospective wallpapers from thousands of unique and curated sources, ensuring you'll love whatever wallpaper Muzei picks.

6) DeviantArt

DeviantArt is one of the biggest and most diverse online art communities on the internet, and as such, is an incredible place to go and search for a wallpaper for anything and everything under the sun. 

At the end, let us see the result of a research study conducted in Japan, in an attempt to understand the likes and dislikes of general people towards mobile wallpapers.

 The results are ranked according to gender, in order of distastefulness along with the percentage of men and women who picked them. The wallpapers most likely to lose you the respect of your friends and colleagues are ranked as follows:

The biggest wallpaper turn-offs for men were:

1. A picture of yourself 17.8%
2. Anime characters 15.5%
3. Famous people in the entertainment industry 11%
4. Wife’s picture 7.3%

The biggest wallpaper turn-offs for women were:

1. A picture of yourself 20.7%
2. Anime characters 16.9%
3. Famous people in the entertainment industry 8.6%
4. Husband’s picture