The phone wallpaper gives a clue about who you are as a brand. It shows your style too. A background/wallpaper also plays as a crucial marketing tool. It gives you limited but enough space to leave a lasting impression on your users. As it portrays your business, it has to be of high-quality, correct size, and well-optimized. You can create great designs if you know the right size, be it's an invitation, brochure, wallpaper, resume or twitch banner size, and more.
What is the size of a phone wallpaper?
The average screen size of the mobile is 4.7 inches to 6.5 inches. Considering this, the aspect ratio of the mobile wallpaper size is 16:9. You can measure the wallpaper size (not the file size) in pixels. Consider this chart for reference:
828 x 1792
414 x 896
1125 x 2436
375 x 812
iPhone XS Max
1242 x 2688
414 x 896
1125 x 2436
375 x 812
2048 x 2732
1024 x 1366
iPad Third & Fourth Generation
1536 x 2048
768 x 1024
1440 x 2560
412 x 732
Google Pixel 3 XL
1440 x 2960
412 x 847
Google Pixel 3
1080 x 2160
412 x 824
Samsung Note 10
GREAT PHONE WALLPAPER EXAMPLES FROM SMALL & ONLINE BUSINESSES
How to design custom phone wallpaper with Designhill
Are you ready to create your own phone wallpaper? If yes, Designhill’s easy-to-use DIY tool — wallpaper maker simplifies the process for you.
This DIY tool provides you with countless personalization options. All you need is to use your mouse and click! Take your pick from hundreds of android phone wallpaper sizes available in the library. Or, you can upload your own image. Our wallpaper maker even has the option to start from scratch.
Customize any part of the phone wallpaper with your choice of fonts, graphics, and effects. You just have to point and click, that’s it! Preview to check if any part is being chopped off. Once done, save, share, or download your phone wallpaper!
The recommended wallpaper image size for a phone is 640 pixels wide X 960 pixels tall. The image has to be either in PNG or JPG format. Smaller images with size 320 X 480 may load fast, but they may not look sharp on phones with higher resolutions. On the other hand, larger wallpapers with size 1240 X 1920 will look sharp, but they will not load faster.
Using text in your wallpaper will restrict the view of app icons on your phone. But if you position it appropriately, you’ll be able to manage a subtle logo or text. But using too much text can be distracting.
You might not be paying attention, but an eye-catching phone wallpaper idea could be in front of you. Take inspiration from your splash screen. Or just pick the right phone wallpaper size. Pick complementary shades based on the color of your screen and adjust the intensity.
As your background image will appear on each page, you need to preview your app to ensure they look presentable. Make sure your apps are visible, and the text below them is readable.
Phone wallpaper mistakes to avoid
The most common phone wallpaper mistakes to avoid are:
Using a typical image as wallpaper
Across mobile phones and devices, the wallpaper may differ in size. Pick the right dimensions for the proper display of your wallpaper.
Adding long or too much text
Having subtle or a fair amount of text is acceptable. But some phone wallpapers are so cramped with text that they overlap the app icons. Even if you’re featuring a motivational quote in your wallpaper, it should have limited text.
Too many focal points, colors, and elements
There are many phone backgrounds on the Web that look entirely jam-packed. A single glance of the same is sure to overwhelm you. Too many focal points, colors, and elements destroy the purpose.
Ignoring the wallpaper size
Mobile wallpapers’ sizes change as per the size of the device itself. Not following the dimensions may cause any part of your wallpaper to cut off. So it becomes essential to consider the size of the device before creating or downloading phone wallpaper.
How to set wallpaper on Android or iOS phone
Press and hold the blank area on your screen (the blank space where no icons/apps are placed). As and when you press the screen, the home screen option appears.
Pick the 'add wallpaper' option and select whether you want the wallpaper to appear on the 'Lock Screen,' 'Home Screen,' or 'Home & Lock Screen.'
You will also have another set of options appearing in front of you for the selection of wallpaper from locations like — Gallery, Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, or Photos.
If your wallpaper is in the Gallery, pick the option. You can also crop the image to match the size. Once you are satisfied, tap on the ‘Done’ option.
On the iOS device:
There are two ways by which you can set wallpaper on your iPhone:
Go to your iPhone’s 'Settings' and pick the 'Wallpaper' option.
Now, pick the option ‘Choose new wallpaper’ where you will have the option to choose wallpaper from already saved designs, both dynamic and still. You can also pick a photo from the Gallery.
Now, pick the 'Set' option that will provide you with three options: 'Set Home Screen,' Set Lock Screen,' or both.
Choose the ‘Photos’ app of your iPhone in order to pick the photo you want to use as wallpaper.
Tap on the ‘share icon’ appearing on the lower left of your screen. Now, choose the option ‘Use as Wallpaper.’
Now pick the option ‘Lock Screen,’ ‘Home Screen,’ or both.
If you can’t find a suitable image in your Gallery to be used as wallpaper, browse the Web and download.
There is no dearth of ideas and inspiration for phone wallpaper on the Web. Some great wallpapers are designed from images/graphics sourced from various websites such as Designhill, Buffer, and Drip.
Besides, you can customize your own image or artwork if you like. You can also source free stock photos from sites like StockSnap, Pexels, and Unsplash
When fostering rapport with your target audience, phone wallpaper has a significant role to play. Well-designed wallpapers look great on phones, irrespective of their brands or models. A standard phone wallpaper size with a stunning design helps you build your rapport among your audience.
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