Top 7 Android Wallpaper Apps You Should Definitely Try

Wallpaper is the first thing that anyone looks at when they have your phone. Keeping an eye-catching wallpaper can say a lot about you. Searching for good wallpapers online can be time-consuming. To save your time and to help you find the best wallpapers according to your taste, here is my take on the top 6 Android wallpaper apps available on Play Store. All wallpaper apps mentioned below are free to install.

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Top 5 Android Wallpaper Apps:

1. Cuto

Cuto is one of the simplest Android wallpaper app available on Play Store. Scrolling up and down gives you the plethora of wallpapers. There are no sections or wallpaper categories in this app. Short pressing any wallpaper display variety of options like download, dim or to set the wallpaper. Long pressing any wallpaper adds it to your favorites.  Pressing the shuffle icon or as they like to call it ‘Feeling Lucky’ on the bottom right gives you a random wallpaper which you can either apply or tap Random Again for another wallpaper. It also gives you an option to apply wallpapers on smartwatch face. The app is updated weekly and wallpapers added are hand-picked from Unsplash. It is first on my list because whenever I am in need of a new wallpaper, I open Cuto and it never disappoints me.

2. Backdrops

If you love vector design minimalistic wallpapers then Backdrops is the right app for you. The talented team of Backdrops design all the wallpapers found on this app. The wallpapers are exclusive and you will not be available on any other app. Swiping to the left gives you access to community section where users can showcase their photography skills. Only high-quality original submission gets approved. The app also contains different categories and collection to choose from. The only downside of the app is that you will have to pay for premium collection. Newly design wallpaper or the one that is trending is shown in a section they like to call ‘Wall of the Day’.  Swiping to the right gives you access to Collections and Favourites. With Meizu integration, wallpapers can be set to change automatically at a specific time of the day.


The next app on the list is the Wonderwall. This app does not have many categories like other apps but whatever it has are the essential ones. You will find categories such as popular, mountains, waterfall, sea, bridge, road, fog, urban and space. Wallpapers from this apps mostly consist of landscape backgrounds. The crisp wallpapers are updated every day. You also get an option to automatically apply new wallpaper every day. When enabled, you get various options to choose from. You can either set it to apply the wallpaper from new ones or surprise you with a random one. You can also choose if it should choose wallpapers from any specific categories or from the ones that you have starred. Of all these, my favorite feature is that this app does not have any ads. That’s so rare to find in a wallpaper app.

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4. Walli

According to the developers “This is not just another wallpapers and backgrounds app, offering the same usual photos of flowers, cars, and landscape.” All I can say is that they are not joking and is unique in its own way. All wallpapers on Walli are high quality which you will not find anywhere else. Opening up the app, you will be greeted with the recent wallpapers. Popular and Featured wallpapers can be accessed by swiping to the left whereas swiping right will give you access to categories. The only annoying thing about this app is that there many ads in between the wallpapers. But you do get an option to opt for premium version which will be ad-free. Premium version will cost you ₹65.

5. Wall On

The next app on our list is a client called Wall On. The is well coded with beautiful animations which enhance the user experience. If you are on a tight data plan, you should look for other apps as most wallpapers from this app are of big size and uncompressed. Just like other wallpapers apps, you get all the major categories. Buildings, food, nature object, people, technology are the categories you will find in this app. You also get new, featured and collection section and you can access all this by swiping to the left. Tapping on any wallpaper opens a new screen with all details of that wallpaper.

6. InsWall

This app contains 400+ high-quality wallpapers with more being added daily. This app comes with tons of edit features to make the wallpaper just the way you like it. Opening up the app, you are greeted with 5 screens. The screens can be accessed either by swiping or tapping on them at the bottom. The wallpaper screen resides in the middle. Tap on the ‘+’ and select the appropriate option to set the wallpaper. Swiping up gives you info about the wallpaper like category, resolution, size, and date on which the wallpaper was added. Tapping on Web option lets you save the wallpaper in Raw. Swiping to the right of wallpaper screen gives you access to Categories while swiping left gives access to Favorites. You also get an option known as ‘Tint Screen’ at the extreme right which you can use to create your own two color mix wallpaper.

Note: Not available on Play Store anymore.

7. Google Wallpaper

It is a lightweight single screen wallpaper app from Google. It doesn’t have tons of categories like its competitors. You get categories named as earth, landscapes, cityscapes, life, and textures. All wallpapers on this app are high quality. On the main screen at the top, your home screen and lock screen wallpapers are shown. It also gives an option to choose wallpapers from your device. Setting up a wallpaper is very easy. Tap on the wallpaper and select “Set as wallpaper” option from the top. You can also set it to change your wallpapers automatically from a specific category. Tap on the first tile from a specific category to turn on this option. It also doesn’t give any options to edit wallpaper before applying.

8. Tapet

Unlike all other wallpaper apps, Tapet does not require Internet access. Wallpapers are automatically generated from different patterns. Wallpapers can be set to update automatically on an hourly or daily basis. Swiping up generates a new wallpaper. The color of that wallpaper can be changed by swiping right. Keeping the same color, the pattern can be changed by swiping left. The app lets you choose from 90 different patterns. Purchasing the Pro version lets you select how often you want to see each pattern.


Download Links of Wallpaper apps:

  1. Cuto (Free)
  2. Backdrops Wallpapers (Free)
  3. InsWall (Free) (Not available anymore)
  4. Google Wallpapers (Free)
  5. Tapet (Free)

Honorable mention:

  1. Mysplash (Free)
  2. nowPaper (Paid)
  3. Absolutely Wallpapers (Free)

If you think we missed any of your favorite Android wallpaper apps, do let us know in the comments section below. Also, if you found the article helpful do share it on social media.

Ahmed Chougle

Ahmed Chougle is a Mechanical Engineering student who loves technology. He has a Diploma certificate in Mechanical Engineering and is now pursuing a degree in the same field.

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