How to put a video as wallpaper on iPhone and Android

Your mobile phone shoots some amazing videos, so why keep them hidden away in a folder? in the following guide we show you how to put a video as wallpaper on Android and iPhone and make better use of the footage you capture with your mobile phone.

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Follow these steps to put video wallpaper on iPhone

How to put video wallpaper on iPhone

Step 1: Go to Settings and select Wallpaper.

Step 2: Select the option Choose a new wallpaper. Tap on the Live option or select one of your Live Photos.

Step 3: Customize the video you will use as wallpaper for your iPhone. Once you’re done, tap Define; you can use it as wallpaper for lock screen, home screen or both. The Depth option makes the wallpaper move as you tilt your iPhone.

Done, you already have a video as wallpaper on your iPhone.

Note that in order to set a video as wallpaper, your iPhone needs to be 6s or newer, and iPhone SE 1st and 2nd generation as well as iPhone XR do not support this feature.

How to set video as wallpaper on Android

Android mobile phone users have different options to set a video as wallpaper. On Samsung phones this option is included in the system, while on other models it is necessary to use an app to set a video as wallpaper.

How to put video wallpaper on Samsung mobile phone

Follow these steps to put a video wallpaper on your Samsung mobile phone:

How to put video as wallpaper on Samsung mobile phone

Step 1: Open the Gallery app and select the video you want to use as wallpaper. Remember that you can view all of your videos by clicking on the three horizontally stacked lines in the lower right corner.

Step 2: Select a video and click on the three stacked dots in the lower right corner and select Set as wallpaper. If the video is less than 15 seconds, you can use it as your lock screen wallpaper or call background. If the video is longer than 15 seconds, proceed to step 3.

How to put video as wallpaper on Samsung mobile phone

Step 3: If the video you want to use as wallpaper is longer than 15 seconds, you will need to crop it. You can do it by tapping on the pencil in the toolbar that appears below the video, or after pressing Set as wallpaper you will see a preview of your video with scissors in the middle.

Step 4: Tap on the scissors. The editing tool will open, which will automatically make a 15 second cut. Press the play icon (the right pointing triangle) to watch your video. If you don’t like the cut, you can edit it yourself by moving your fingers over the horizontal bar at the bottom. When your cut is ready, press the Done option and then touch Define on the lock screen.

Done, you already have your video as wallpaper on your Samsung mobile phone.

How to put video wallpaper on Android mobile phone

Follow these steps to put a video wallpaper on your Android phone.

How to set video as wallpaper on Android

Step 1: Download the VideoWall app from the Google Play Store and install it. You will need to give it permission to access your files.

Step 2: Open the app and select the Select Video option. Your file manager will open, where you have to select the video you want to use as wallpaper.

Step 3: Select your video and trim it if you consider it necessary. There is no time limit, but we suggest using a short video or editing a few seconds.

Step 4: When you finish your editing, touch OK and select Set as wallpaper. You will have the option to use it as wallpaper for your home screen and lock screen.

Done, you already have your video as wallpaper.

Remember that setting a video as wallpaper will affect your mobile phone’s battery life and probably affect your phone’s performance as well.

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