1. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Probably a stupid question...trying to change my lock screen, but I only seem to be able to change it to one of the preloaded wallpapers. When I try to change it to an image from my library, it doesn't change. What am I missing? Does the image have to be in a certain folder/directory?
    11-23-2012 11:15 PM
  2. makris0000's Avatar
    Not that I know of. If you find the picture you want as your lock screen, you click on set as and then click lock screen. You will size it and then you will have your new lock screen background. Thats how I change my background pictures.
    11-24-2012 12:12 AM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    You must use the gallery app and also must crop picture with the gallery app...
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    11-24-2012 01:32 AM
  4. j_grouchy's Avatar
    You must use the gallery app and also must crop picture with the gallery app...
    I do all that...but it still won't change. The only time I am able to change it is when I select it from the "wallpapers" menu...that set of six or so nature-themed images.
    11-24-2012 07:35 AM
  5. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Not that I know of. If you find the picture you want as your lock screen, you click on set as and then click lock screen. You will size it and then you will have your new lock screen background. Thats how I change my background pictures.
    Doesn't work...
    11-24-2012 08:58 AM
  6. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Really? I'm the only person with this problem? Over on XDA, someone said they had this problem on their GNote 2...but no mention of it in relation to the GS3. I've tried clearing the Gallery cache and clearing data...but it didn't help. The dandelion is cool and all...but I like some variety beyond the five stock images...
    11-26-2012 02:06 PM
  7. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Try this...

    1. Open a picture in the gallery.
    2. Press Menu button (to the left of your home button)
    3. Set as
    4. Lockscreen or homescreen or both.
    5. Use gallery to crop. Hit done in top right corner.
    11-26-2012 03:45 PM
  8. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Try this...

    1. Open a picture in the gallery.
    2. Press Menu button (to the left of your home button)
    3. Set as
    4. Lockscreen or homescreen or both.
    5. Use gallery to crop. Hit done in top right corner.
    Well, I HAD tried that before...but just to say that I followed your advice I tried again.

    Nothing...still doesn't work.

    Also tried rebooting the phone...just in case it was something weird that might be fixed by doing that (wouldn't be the first time...my NS4G sure did get buggy).
    11-26-2012 03:50 PM
  9. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Well, I HAD tried that before...but just to say that I followed your advice I tried again.

    Nothing...still doesn't work.

    Also tried rebooting the phone...just in case it was something weird that might be fixed by doing that (wouldn't be the first time...my NS4G sure did get buggy).
    I think I see a factory reset in your future.
    11-26-2012 05:21 PM
  10. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I think I see a factory reset in your future.
    I'd rather not. Hardly seems worth the trouble...it's an annoyance, one I thought might be fixed without having to go back through settiing the phone up again
    11-26-2012 05:45 PM
  11. the_mastermind's Avatar
    I'd rather not. Hardly seems worth the trouble...it's an annoyance, one I thought might be fixed without having to go back through settiing the phone up again
    Have you tried it through the stock gallery? I tried to do it with quickpic and it didnt work, then did it again through the stock gallery and it worked.
    Skunkape60 likes this.
    11-27-2012 07:14 PM
  12. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Have you tried it through the stock gallery? I tried to do it with quickpic and it didnt work, then did it again through the stock gallery and it worked.
    This is correct. You must use the Stock Gallery App. I forgot to mention that in my earlier reply.
    11-27-2012 08:22 PM
  13. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Have you tried it through the stock gallery? I tried to do it with quickpic and it didnt work, then did it again through the stock gallery and it worked.
    This is correct. You must use the Stock Gallery App. I forgot to mention that in my earlier reply.
    You did mention it...I tried it...no success.

    EDIT:
    Okay...this is me right now.



    What I was doing was going into the stock gallery app and saying 'set as'...but when I went to crop the picture for the lock screen, it was sending me over to QuickPic. I hadn't noticed it was doing that...just assuming it was staying in the stock gallery for cropping.

    I cleared the defaults and then tried it and when I actually selected cropping via the stock gallery it worked!
    Now I feel stupid for not noticing that subtle switch.
    11-28-2012 07:35 AM
  14. Skunkape60's Avatar
    You did mention it...I tried it...no success.

    EDIT:
    Okay...this is me right now.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zQh4wUzp4n...00/Simpson.jpg

    What I was doing was going into the stock gallery app and saying 'set as'...but when I went to crop the picture for the lock screen, it was sending me over to QuickPic. I hadn't noticed it was doing that...just assuming it was staying in the stock gallery for cropping.

    I cleared the defaults and then tried it and when I actually selected cropping via the stock gallery it worked!
    Now I feel stupid for not noticing that subtle switch.
    Yup.. You probably chose always one time and didn't notice...
    11-28-2012 03:43 PM
  15. Rebecca Sultana's Avatar
    Hey, how do i remove a default crop app because it just crops and saves and it isn't letting me to change the homescreen or locksreen background. Please help me because it is really frustrating
    11-26-2013 08:40 AM
  16. MaXXimus's Avatar
    Hey, how do i remove a default crop app because it just crops and saves and it isn't letting me to change the homescreen or locksreen background. Please help me because it is really frustrating
    To clear your defaults go to Settings > Application manager > All > Select the app you want to clear the default > Select clear defaults
    11-26-2013 08:49 AM
  17. Chris Harris7's Avatar
    I do all that...but it still won't change. The only time I am able to change it is when I select it from the "wallpapers" menu...that set of six or so nature-themed images.
    Same for me
    06-15-2014 10:21 PM

Similar Threads

  1. What is the path to the lock screen images?
    By samspade in forum HTC myTouch 4G
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-14-2012, 10:38 AM
  2. iLockit - New Lock Screen - Hide Things In Image To Unlock Phone
    By iLockit in forum Android App Inventor
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-21-2012, 04:01 PM
  3. Lock Screen Image Question
    By kennedy27403 in forum HTC EVO 3D
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 01:34 PM
  4. Lock Screen Image
    By hiltitech#CB in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2010, 04:32 PM
  5. Lock screen wallpaper
    By 717200 in forum HTC Hero
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-16-2009, 11:33 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD