Windows Phone 8: Change Lock Screen Wallpaper or Background

   Posted January 2, 2013 by Lê Hoàng in Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8 provides many ways to set a custom image as the lock screen background. Users are allowed to use Bing’s background, third-party app’s backgrounds, or a custom image. This tech-recipes tutorial will show you how to customize and configure the wallpaper of your lock screen.

1. Access Settings from the live tile or the app list.

windows phone 8 settings

2 In the Settings list, choose the lock screen option to continue.

windows phone 8 lock screen settings

3. If you want to set Bing’s wallpaper as your lock screen, tap the button under Background and choose Bing from the list. Your lock screen background will be updated as soon as the image on Bing changes. Beside Bing, users are allowed to choose wallpaper from third-party apps as the lock screen as well. The app will be listed here if the application is able to change the wallpaper.

If you wish to set your own background to a picture on your device, tap change photo.

change windows phone 8 lock screen image

4. Choose the album that contains your picture. In this tutorial, I have picked the backgrounds album which comes with Windows Phone 8.

choose lock screen background

5. Tap on the image you to view the full size. Select the check button to set it as your new lock screen background.

set lock screen background

6. You can test the result by locking your phone using the hardware button on the side and then unlocking it again.

windows phone 8 lock screen


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When not creating exciting new Android games, Lê Hoàng is here crafting tutorials, tweaks, and fixes for your enjoyment.
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