Wallpapers - where are they?

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  1. Bluesman2008

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    I just downloaded some more wallpapers for my GS5 (because they only give you 6 or 7) but have no clue where they are. Where are they downloaded and where are the GS4 wallpapers stored?? I can do pretty much anything with Windows but this OS is a complete mystery. Thanks.
     
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    The wallpapers that come preloaded are in a system (hidden) folder... I believe. But anything you download should be in the Gallery app > in a a folder named Download or Downloads.

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    How do I tell a downloaded photo where to go? I downloaded two sets of wallpapers from the store but there's no option as to where they wind up. I opened the ES file explorer and finally found them in their own folder on the SD card but how do I move them all to the gallery?
     
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    Just loaded the phone contents onto my computer and, with the file manager, found all the downloaded wallpapers and copied them all to the place where my photos are stored on the phone. Guess what. They still don't show up. I'm lost here.
     
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    Are you trying to set a new wallpaper using a pic you downloaded?

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    If so, when you long press on a empty screen area, do not select wallpapers as an option, select either Photos or Gallery (depending on your phone) and you should see every picture that is stored on your phone as an option to select as a wallpaper. When you select the option named Wallpapers the phone will only display the ones that came pre loaded.

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    I'm using a Galaxy GS5 with Lollipop. There is no such choice. I only have Wallpapers, Widgets and Home Screen Settings
     
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    Any downloaded photo should automatically go to your gallery on the S5. It will be defaulted to a folded labeled download". I've never downloaded wallpapers specifically from the Play Store, so that may be different. Are they Wallpaper "apps", or just wallpaper? Can you give me an example to look up?
    (btw...you might try Zedge....great app for wallpapers and ringtones)
    While in your gallery, you can open up a photo and click on the 3 dots (Which is your menu button) in the upper right hand corner and click "set as", then choose wallpaper.

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    I found all the downloaded wallpapers and copied them all to the same place the galaxy puts photos I've taken. NONE of them show up. So I can't get them into the gallery to use them as wallpapers. I didn't download an app. Just wallpapers. Here's an example:
    Beautiful Wallpapers - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    I found somewhat of a workaround (dammit they sure don't make this easy). In the browser, I right-clicked and saved the image to my computer and then mailed it to myself. When I got it on the phone, I was able to then set it as a wallpaper. What a pain in the ass. There has to be an easier way.
     
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    Ok, not sure why it's doing this but try rebooting your device. The wallpaper you saved to your SD card will now show up in your gallery. Then you can do with it what you want.
    As I mentioned, I've never used these types of apps, but typically, saving a photo from any other location (email, internet etc) should show up automatically in your gallery without needing to reboot your device.
    Not sure why this app does it this way, but wallpaper apps can be finicky like this. That's why I like Zedge. Even though "technically" it's a wallpaper app. lol

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    I rebooted. They're not there. Well, next time I'm in Best Buy I'll go in and ask. Downloading wallpapers from the store should be a no-brainer. Seems it's not.
     
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