The adaptation of the video wallpaper, however, goes one step further by reliving a key moment in all its glorious movements. Video wallpapers not only look stunning, they are not as annoying as simple static photos.
If a picture says more than a thousand words, a video on your phone's home screen is worth at least a million. How to set it up on almost every phone.
Can your phone do this before we start?
Both Android phones and iPhones ($ 1,000 at Best Buy) support video wallpapers. Depending on the model, however, there are various ways to get these running. Some phones, such as the have built-in support for video wallpapers. For other Android phones, eg. B. Google Pixel 3 ($ 625 at Walmart) requires a third-party app to display a moving image on the screen.
If you're using an iPhone or a video wallpaper is basically a long-form version of a live photo and only works with iPhones that use 3D Touch. You still have to press and hold on the screen, but instead of a three-second clip, you'll get something longer.
Samsung phones have built-in video wallpapers
1. Open your gallery app and choose the video of your choice.
2. Then click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
3. Then click Set as wallpaper .
4. Next, click the Edit button to trim your video to less than 15 seconds.
5. Finally, click on Set as wallpaper .
Video wallpaper on a Pixel 3, OnePlus 7 Pro and more
1. Go to the Google Play Store and download the Video Live Wallpaper app from Naing Group.
2. Once you have the app installed and open, a screen will appear with all the settings for your video wallpaper.
3. Click the box with the camera icon and select the video you want to use as wallpaper.
4. Click Scale Fit to adjust the size and appearance of the video.
5. Once the changes are complete, you can stop the app and your video will automatically become your wallpaper.
iPhone live photos, longer only
Trying to set a normal video wallpaper on an iPhone does not work because iOS does not support it.
But there is a hack that transforms longer videos (more than 3 seconds) into live wallpapers. Unfortunately, this trick works only on iPhones with 3D Touch – this is the iPhone 6S and newer models with the exception of the iPhone XR ($ 750 at Amazon) . First, you'll need to use a third-party app that can convert regular videos into live photos.
1. Download PicPlayPost from the App Store.
2. After the app has been installed, open it and click New Project .
3. Tap Create Movie or Slideshow and then select Vertical Ratio 9:16 .
4. Next, click Fullscreen, and select your video.
5. Customize your video by adding music, effects, transitions, or stickers.
6. Select your video, and then click Save and Share.
7. Click Live Photo / Wallpaper and then go to your phone's App Settings.
8. Scroll down and click on wallpaper.
9. Select Select a new wallpaper, and tap on your new video.
10. Finally, click Live Wallpaper and then press OK.
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With contributions by Jessica Dolcourt.