How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen

How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen
A hidden delight on the S10 Plus is that you can set a video as your phone's wallpaper.

How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen – Making a wallpaper for your phone screen is one of the best ways to customize it and set it apart from everyone else’s phone. Normally when you choose a wallpaper, you might select one of the default images that came with your phone, or search your camera gallery for one of your own photos to really add that personal touch.

But video wallpaper takes customization a step further by letting you relive a key moment in all its glorious motion. Video wallpaper not only looks stunning, but it doesn’t get as tiresome as fast as a simple static photo.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video on your phone’s home screen is worth at least a million. Here’s how to set it up on almost any phone.

Before we get started, can your phone do this?

Both Android phones and iPhones ($1,000 at Best Buy) support video wallpaper, but there are different ways to get them working depending on the specific model you have. Some phones, such as the Galaxy S10, have built-in support for video wallpaper. Other Android phones, such as the Google Pixel 3 ($813 at Walmart), require a third-party app to get a moving image on your screen.

If you’re using an iPhone, 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 playing, you get something longer.


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