How to Make Cell Phone Wallpaper

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

In today’s fast paced wireless world, the cellular phone is one essential device that no person can be without due to the numerous feature sets which have been incorporated into the miniature device that attempts to make life a bit easier, livelier, and adaptable. There are many components that can be placed on a mobile phone which reflects the character or the mood of its owner like body wraps, key chains, ringtones, and wallpaper among others. Wallpaper for the mobile phone is quite similar to that used on a computer desktop with the main difference being its size and possibly its resolution. The limit to the type or quality of image that can be used as mobile phone wallpaper depends on the display capability of the device itself and not on the imagination of the user.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
- image editing program
- data cable or Bluetooth
- mobile phone
- Web browser
- Internet connection
Step 1
To create wallpaper for the mobile phone, generate a concept of the image that you want to place. For additional reference, open the Web browser and surf the Internet for interesting images that you prefer.
Step 2
When one is found, download the image and save it into the hard drive. Make sure that the image you are downloading is not protected by any license or copyright which will make the process illegal.
Step 3
Launch the image editing program. If you have a set of image that you want to create, you can do it from this application also. Otherwise, click on the appropriate menu and load the image file that you have downloaded.
Step 4
Edit the image by adjusting its properties. Take into consideration that the LCD of the mobile phone may display the image differently compared to a computer LCD monitor. Compensate for the image brightness and color.
Step 5
Resize the image as well as the resolution to coincide with the capability of the mobile phone screen to get the best display quality possible.
Step 6
Check the documentation of your mobile phone to verify what type of image format (JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and so on) is supported. Save your edited image using the supported image format.
Step 7
Transfer the final version of the image to your mobile phone. To achieve this, either a data cable or a Bluetooth connection may be used depending on what is more accessible. To use a data cable, simply connect one end to the phone and the other to the computer. To use Bluetooth connection, the mobile phone must be paired with the computer. Refer to your phone’s documentation to do this.
Step 8
Once the image is transferred to the phone, go to the mobile phone’s menu and choose the appropriate option to make the image the default wallpaper. This process does not normally require the phone to be restarted.
Step 9
On mobile phones equipped with a camera, the user can simply take a picture of any image preferred to be used as wallpaper and save it.
Step 10
When the image is saved in the phone, it can be used as the wallpaper by selecting the appropriate menu options.