How to change the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 phone

BlackBerry 10 Wallpaper
By Adam Zeis on 4 Feb 2013 11:38 am EST

Changing up the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 phone is probably one of the first things you'll want to do. While the installed carrier wallpaper isn't terrible, why not dare to be different and customize your device with your own wallpaper? The BlackBerry 10 phones come pre-installed with a handful of different wallpapers you can use so you don't even have to scrounge around for your own (but you can certainly do that). Keep reading and we'll look at how to change the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 phone.

From the Display options

There are a few different ways you can change up the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 phone. The easiest is from the wallpaper settings screen.

  • Tap the Settings icon
  • Tap Display
  • Next to Wallpaper press the Select button
BlackBerry 10 Wallpaper

From here you will see the listing of default wallpapers from which to choose. You can pick any one of these or if you have loaded up or downloaded any images, browse to those instead by tapping the Up icon on the bottom left.

Tap the image and it will be set as your wallpaper. 

From the Pictures app

You can also set a wallpaper from the Pictures app. 

  • To do this, load up an image in the app, then press the overflow icon (3 dots) on the bottom right
  • From the menu choose Set As, then Wallpaper
  • You won't see a confirmation however your photo will now be set as a wallpaper
BlackBerry 10 Wallpaper BlackBerry 10 Wallpaper

Unfortunately as of now there is no way to set a separate lock screen and home screen wallpaper so you're stuck with the same one for both, sorry! 

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Reader comments

How to change the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 phone


Is there any way to crop the photo you want to make your background? It seems to use the center of the picture, which is a problem because the object I want to highlight is not in the center.

If the editing software doesn't do it on the Z10 there is a program called that works great I used it to make themes before they killed theme builder. It's like a free version of photo shop.

It's great that you have all these helpful articles for the people rim gave a Shit about and released the phone to. When they release in the US in 6 to 8 weeks we are going to have to Web search for all this information.

Well that is the easy part. The hard part. I changed my wallpaper image scale and the wallpaper is still centered in a certain area of the image. Original is 1600x1000.. I change it to 768x### and it still centers around the same area.

I'm unable to change the wallpaper when I go through settings - display - select wallpaper. This was the method I was using in beginning, I don't the reason suddenly it stopped working.

When I click select wallpaper nothing is showing.

Kindly help me to fix this soon.

do you have parental controls enabled? (Security & Privacy > Parental Controls)
I had the same problem, turning parental controls off, resolved it :)