As many of you already know, we try to feature a wallpaper a day here at Cult of Android. We may not always have time but we do our best. We’ve received a few inquiries from Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners on how to set these images as their wallpapers. Since you guys asked so nicely, I figured I’d show anyone with a Galaxy Nexus how to set an image as their wallpaper.
The Galaxy Nexus can be frustrating sometimes when it comes to setting a wallpaper as you are always prompted to crop the image. I’ll do my best to help you get the best possible fit for your wallpaper and hopefully avoid the need to take an Excedrin.
Okay, here we go. For the best possible fit, you’re going to want to use images that are 1440×1280. If you can’t find an image that’s 1440×1280 you’ll have to use some type of photo editing software to resize the image. Again, that’s for the best fit. Now there’s a couple of ways to set an image as your wallpaper:
Use an existing image or photo from your gallery – Open up your photo gallery > choose an image > press the menu bar/icon (three vertical dots) > choose “Set picture as” > choose Wallpaper > choose Crop > crop your image > press OK
Download an image directly from the web using your Galaxy Nexus – Find an image on the web > choose full-size image > long press on image > choose “Save image” (then follow steps for “existing image”)
Directly set an image found on the web – Find an image on the web > choose full-size image > long press on image > choose “Set as wallpaper”
Add an image from your computer to your Galaxy Nexus – Plug your Galaxy Nexus into your computer using the micro-USB cable that came with your device > choose your Galaxy Nexus > choose picture folder > drag image from computer to picture folder > follow steps for “existing image”
Since many of you are asking in regards to the specific wallpapers we feature in our “wallpaper a day,” I’ll also show you how to download those images.
Once you’ve downloaded the image, I recommend resizing it to 1440×1280 and then following the steps for “Adding an image from your computer.”
Well, that’s pretty much the quick version of things. For the longer, hands on approach on how to accomplish the above tasks, I recommend giving the video below a look. Hopefully this helps you get that perfect wallpaper onto your Galaxy Nexus. Cheers!