How to Set the iPod Touch Wallpaper

The iPod Touch has based much of its success as a mobile device on its ability to be customized at its most basic levels.  This means that you can put apps, music, photos, videos, contacts, and other types of content to create a working device that meets your specific needs as a user.  This also includes one of the most standard computer customization tools: the ability to set wallpaper.  Here is a look at how to set the iPod Touch wallpaper using a range of images.

The principle way to set an iPod Touch wallpaper is with an image that already exists in the iPod Touch’s Photos app.  This is where photos you sync to your iPod Touch, take with the camera, or pictures you save from the Internet to your iPod Touch are going to be saved and can then be used for slideshows or other purposes.  Once you have gone through one of these methods to find the wallpaper you want go into the Photos app and identify the image you want to set as your wallpaper.

 Go to the lower left hand corner of the screen and push the button that has a square with a curved arrow leaving it.  This will give you two options: email the photo or set it as wallpaper.  You will be given the option to set the wallpaper for the lock screen, the regular desktop, or to both.  You can set different individual iPod Touch wallpapers for each one if you want.  This option is only going to be available on iPod Touch’s that have the more recent versions of the iOS.  For older iPod Touch models you will only be able to set the lock screen, and the desktop background will remain black.


You will then be able to move around the image or set the scale before you choose to finally set it.  This will allow you to focus in on a particular area of the image, such as just a small piece of a much larger image.  This can cause a loss in resolution on smaller images, so it is more standard with iPod Touch wallpaper to just leave it at its original size and position.  Once you hit the Set button this image will be set as the iPod Touch wallpaper, and you can easily change it by setting an alternative

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