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How to remove Lock Screen wallpaper on Android

remove Lock Screen wallpaper on Android

Live Wallpapers were all the rave a year ago and some OEMs (like Xiaomi) are rather proud of their Super Wallpapers but that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. These days, on Android, wallpapers are even more important because of wallpaper theming with all the pastel colors you can think of. But, this is based on Home Screen wallpapers and I find it more appealing for my Lock Screen wallpaper to match the Home Screen one. Stock, pre-installed wallpaper is usually not that great and you might want to remove it.  If you want to learn how to remove Lock Screen Wallpaper on Android, keep on reading.

How do I take my lock screen wallpaper off?

You can remove your current Lock Screen wallpaper in Settings, in a dedicated Wallpapers menu. Some Android skins offer variations of live wallpapers and dynamic cloud galleries (e.g. Dynamic Wallpapers on Samsung or Wallpaper Carousel on Xiaomi). Of course, you can disable those. These Wallpaper services provide either animated wallpapers or a gallery that updates Lock Screen wallpapers every time you turn on the screen with new wallpaper. Usually, you can choose between different categories, including but not limited to Landscapes, Plants, Animals, etc.

So, whatever you need and it’s wallpaper related, you can find it in Settings > Wallpapers. Have in mind that it’s not possible not to have any wallpaper. You can just download and use any image or just take a photo from your camera roll. For example, you can get a full black wallpaper and use it on the Lock Screen. Or use the same wallpaper that’s on your Home Screen. Some apps we can recommend (we are not affiliated with their respective developers) are Wallie 4K, Backdrops, and even Google Wallpapers.

Here’s how to remove or, rather, replace the current Lock Screen wallpaper on your Android:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Wallpaper (Wallpaper and style).
  3. Open Gallery and select the new wallpaper from your internal storage or choose My Wallpapers to select a new wallpaper out of the generic wallpapers that come with the system.
  4. Choose the Lock screen when prompted. You can also set the same wallpaper on both Home Screen and Lock Screen.remove lock screen wallpaper android

Also, you can access the same menu with the pinch-in (or pinch-out) gesture or tap-and-hold on Home Screen. Just select Wallpapers from the bottom menu once it appears.

And this is how to disable dynamic wallpapers:

  1. Open Settings > Wallpapers.
  2. Choose Lock Screen wallpaper services (on Samsung) or something similar on other Android skins.
  3. Make sure to set None.

That should do it. Thank you for reading and, if these instructions can’t apply to your Android, make sure to share your model in the comments section below and we’ll make sure to help you out.

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in May 2022. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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