Tips & Tricks

How to set a Live Wallpaper on the Galaxy Note 8

Live Wallpapers have been a part of Android ever since Eclair debuted back in 2009, but, believe it or not, they haven’t evolved a great deal since then. Sure, there are a lot more to choose from nowadays and they consume less power, though that’s about all that’s different. Well, that and the fact Samsung decided to hide the option to use Live Wallpapers on the Galaxy Note 8—and Galaxy S8—so today we’re going to be showing you exactly how to use them.

Where can I download Live Wallpapers?

Before you go ahead and set a Live Wallpaper, you’re going to need to download one (duh!). There are plenty of different ways of doing so, but the safest (and simplest) is via the Play Store. Just search for Live Wallpapers, select one that tickles your fancy, install it, then you’ll be good to go. We recommend downloading Kaka’s fantastic abstract Forest Live Wallpaper to get started. You can find it here.

How do I set a Live Wallpaper on my Galaxy Note 8?

Step 1: Once you’ve downloaded a Live Wallpaper, open up Settings.

Step 2: Tap Wallpapers and Themes.

Step 3: Under the Wallpapers heading, select View All.

Step 4: Press the triple-dot button in the upper-right corner.

Step 5: Choose Live Wallpapers.

Step 6: Locate the Live Wallpaper you installed, tap it, then decide whether you’d like to set it as the wallpaper for your Home Screen or Home Screen and Lock Screen.


That’s all there is to it. If you happen to encounter any issues while following our instructions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments section below—or over on Twitter—and we’ll do our best to get you back on track. Otherwise, be sure to check out our other Galaxy Note 8 tips.


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Wish they would release more infinity wallpapers for the S8s – really like the Note8 ones!


Any link to note 8’s default live wallpapers?


I hate that I cant set Infinity AoD (with ‘stars’) with custom wallpaper… (S8 and Note8 – both with this issue)