Personalizing a digital device with unique wallpaper is a great way to take ownership of your iPad, Chromebook, laptop, PC, or another digital device. To do this, choose the method below best-suited to your digital devices.
- Method One: Use your digital device’s organic method of changing wallpaper. Most devices have 1) a wallpaper collection that’s available to users, and 2) a method of using images from user Pictures folder (or camera roll).
- Method Two: Create your own wallpaper using school drawing program (such as KidPix, Paint, TuxPaint, Photoshop, or another). Save it to your digital portfolio. Use this personalized drawing under Method One or Four (as available).
- Method Three: Right click on an internet picture you like (that’s in the public domain) and select ‘set as desktop background’:
- Method Four: Go to digital device ‘Pictures’ folder; select picture you like and ‘set as desktop background’.
- Method Five: Go to one of the many wallpaper websites (‘wallpaper’ is another term for ‘desktop background’) and download one, then apply it using one of the above methods. Try National Geographic. They have beautiful nature wallpapers.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.
You’re tempting me to play around instead of doing the work that needs to be done. Thank you for this info – I didn’t know it was this easy.
I know with my students, they take better care and like their digital device better if they can personalize it. And, it’s true with me, too. I love seeing my dog’s picture on my phone!
That’s cause he’s a sweetheart.
I must say that this is just going to suck time away from my NaNoWriMo efforts… haha. Thanks!
Think of it as a creative break. It might inspire your next chapter.
I change my wallpaper all the time. Just five years ago I put up pictures of trees on my desktop.
I see what you’re saying about changing it all the time. I set mine (on my Surface Pro) to a slideshow so I’m not even bothered making the changes.