Google’s phones may be clean and simple, but the company has a very playful touch. You can see signs of it as soon as you take a look at the colorful power button. Press it, and that’s when things start getting fun. Google Pixel wallpapers are colorful, vibrant, and overall really cool.
We can understand why you might want to rock them, even if you don’t have a Pixel phone. Or maybe you like a Pixel wallpaper from another device! Whatever the case may be, we’ve put them all together here for you. You can download them and set them on any device. And even though some are pretty old, that’s the thing about art; wallpapers are kind of timeless.
Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of Google Pixel wallpapers as more are released.
We should start with the basics. Let’s help you figure out exactly how downloading and setting a wallpaper is done.
Note: All instructions here were put together using a Pixel 4a running Android 11. Keep in mind steps on your phone might be slightly different, especially if you’re running a non-Pixel device.
Start by downloading the wallpaper you want. Don’t download the previews shown in this post, though. Those are compressed images with a lower quality. Instead, click on the button below each entry. You’ll be directed to a download page where you can get the full-resolution files.
Send the uncompressed image to your phone. You can use Google Drive, send yourself an email, or transfer it using USB or Bluetooth.
Once the Pixel wallpaper is stored on your phone, follow the steps below to set it as your background.
How to set a wallpaper on a stock Android phone:
The Google Pixel 6 won’t be released until October 2021, but those who want to start getting ready for it can already download its wallpapers! Colors are a little more muted this time, but Google continues to make really interesting and fun Pixel wallpapers we know many of you will enjoy.
If you’re looking for something a little more vibrant, you might want to take a look at the Pixel 5 collection. These are just as fun and playful as you would expect Pixel wallpapers to be, but were a bit more colorful. Some can even be considered a bit psychedelic or surreal.
We also have some live wallpapers for you!
For the Google Pixel 4a 5G, we have a bit more options. The search giant released three sets of wallpapers. These include the “Captured on Pixel,” “Art and Culture,” and “For Fun” series. The last set happens to be the same ones we saw on the Pixel 5.
The Pixel 4a marked 2020 with a stunning price and great value. It likely started the budget phone hype, and its wallpapers are just as exciting as its bang per buck. You even get some cute pets in a couple of them!
The Google Pixel 3a came with the same backgrounds we had seen in the Pixel 3, but one distinctive wallpaper was made exclusively for it. It’s actually a bit random, showing big dandelion light structures in what looks like a park setting at night.
Released in 2017, the Google Pixel 2 may be an oldie now, but its wallpapers look great even now. Not to mention you get plenty of options with this device. There are three sets of wallpapers included; “Keep Looking,” “Underwater,” and “Rainy Day.”
The “Rainy Day” set is actually a solitary wallpaper, but it’s a really nice-looking one. “Keep Looking” offers 9 Pixel wallpapers with colorful designs, featuring interesting shapes and places. Now, if you’re feeling like enjoying nature, the “Underwater” set features a whopping 34 Pixel wallpapers to choose from, full of coral reefs and sea life.
Looking for more cool wallpapers? Google isn’t the only option. You can get wallpapers from all manufacturers. Check out this collection of default wallpapers from 125+ Android devices.
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