Pixel 3 – How to Change Wallpaper

A wallpaper can reflect your personality. Whether they’re showcasing your favorite sports team, your curiosity about the cosmos, or your family memories, wallpapers have long been a go-to choice for computer and smartphone users alike.

Pixel 3 – How to Change Wallpaper

There aren’t many ways to change the wallpaper on the Pixel 3 as the process is fairly straightforward. However, there are many styles and configurations to choose from.

Set Wallpaper

This is the basic process of setting a wallpaper on the Pixel 3.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Display
  3. Tap Wallpaper
  4. Select a Desired Photo from the Folder
  5. Optional – Tap My Photos to Use Your Own Pictures
  6. Tap Set Wallpaper in the Upper-Right Corner


Here is a different route that you can take if you can’t see the Display icon.

  1. Go to the Home Screen
  2. Tap and Hold Down on Empty Screen Space
  3. Tap Wallpapers
  4. Pick a Photo from the List
  5. Optional – Tap My Photos to Use Personal Photos or Screenshots
  6. Tap Set Wallpaper

Enabling Daily Wallpaper

Android live wallpapers and daily wallpapers are very nice features. They make your phone look less generic and dull. Sure, it comes at the cost of some battery power, but if you’re in it for the looks, it’s worth charging your phone more often.

  1. Go to the Home Screen
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Display
  4. Tap Wallpaper
  5. Choose Wallpaper Style
  6. Select Daily wallpaper

You have to follow these steps every time you want to access the Wallpaper app because it doesn’t show in the app list on any Pixel phone, including the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL.

Here are some of the wallpaper styles you may choose from: landscapes, seascapes, textures, geometric shapes, art, colors, cityscapes, etc.

The daily wallpapers feature won’t work with the live wallpaper style. If you want to grow your wallpaper library slowly but consistently, be sure to enable automatic download for future wallpaper releases. You can do this from the Wi-Fi menu.

Live Wallpaper

If for some reason you don’t have a live wallpaper style option in the Wallpaper app, you may need to download the Pixel 3 Live Wallpaper APK. You can find that on the Google Play Store. Once you have it on your phone, follow the next steps to enable the feature.

  1. Home Screen
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Display
  4. Tap Wallpaper
  5. Choose Style
  6. Select Live Wallpaper

At the release of the Pixel 3, more than 20 live wallpapers were already available. Compared to previous iterations of the phone, the Pixel 3 has an edge in terms of animation and style.

Do keep in mind that live wallpapers drain a lot more power than daily wallpaper changes because they perform demanding OpenGL tasks in the background. However, the Pixel 3 and all other Pixel smartphones handle the battery drain a lot better than other Android smartphones that port Pixel live wallpapers.

A Final Thought

The Pixel 3 continues the tradition of allowing users to choose between still and heavily animated wallpapers to enhance their phone’s style or to simply have something relaxing and interesting to look at when taking a break from work.

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