1. Sam Barsuhn's Avatar
    So I recently got my galaxy s4, it is also not rooted and whenever I change the lockscreen wallpaper it just switches to a kid running with balloons. The only way I can get it to actually work is if I switch it to a default wallpaper and then switch it to the one I want. I'd really prefer not to have to do that every time. This is my first post so if I did anything wrong, sorry. But thank you for any help.
    08-01-2013 09:04 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    So I recently got my galaxy s4, it is also not rooted and whenever I change the lockscreen wallpaper it just switches to a kid running with balloons. The only way I can get it to actually work is if I switch it to a default wallpaper and then switch it to the one I want. I'd really prefer not to have to do that every time. This is my first post so if I did anything wrong, sorry. But thank you for any help.
    Welcome to the forums! It's a bit odd that you have to go through this every time. Is the wallpaper the same as the desktop? Or are you selecting two different wallpapers?
    08-06-2013 08:39 PM
  3. Sam Barsuhn's Avatar
    They are the same. It will change the wallpaper to what I want if I restart the phone but I would prefer to not have to do that every time. Also it seems that for some wallpapers it works as it should right away and others it doesn't. I'm trying to think if there's any other additional information, but there's nothing off the top of my head. Thanks for any help in advance
    08-07-2013 06:42 AM
  4. fatboy97's Avatar
    Where are you getting the wallpaper? Is it on your device, or SD card, or are you using some app?
    08-07-2013 01:27 PM
  5. Sam Barsuhn's Avatar
    I just tried a myriad of ways of changing the lockscreen wallpaper. Both from the sd card and from internal storage and also from the galaxy app and from the menu on the home screen and all of a sudden everything is working fine. The only thing that has changed on my phone is me turning off quick glance because that isn't working where as all of the other gesture features besides screen capture do, and I uninstalled a task killer because I heard that would fix quick glance.
    08-07-2013 11:17 PM
  6. KingGrimlock's Avatar
    the only time this has happened to me was when i changed the lockscreen effect. for example, when i'm using the default light one, i can change the wallpaper without any problems. if i change it to the ripple one, then it keeps going back to the kid and the balloons...
    08-12-2013 11:01 PM
  7. Sam Barsuhn's Avatar
    Just a quick update... I did a factory reset for other issues and now everything is fixed. Thanks for the help and stuff!
    08-16-2013 03:56 AM
  8. rahul tr's Avatar
    sir
    my new samsung galaxy s4 having 1 issue
    that is its lock screen showing my facebook photos ineed to change it to normal lock screen how can i do it?
    10-14-2013 12:09 PM
  9. fatboy97's Avatar
    sir
    my new samsung galaxy s4 having 1 issue
    that is its lock screen showing my facebook photos ineed to change it to normal lock screen how can i do it?
    This sounds like you did something with Facebook... check the settings in Facebook... under settings of Facebook there is a "Use as Lock Screen"... uncheck that!!!
    10-14-2013 06:32 PM
  10. madisonjar's Avatar
    This sounds like you did something with Facebook... check the settings in Facebook... under settings of Facebook there is a "Use as Lock Screen"... uncheck that!!!
    I was thinking his facebook home might have been on to, but I think you are correct!
    10-15-2013 04:05 PM
  11. LunaRaven80's Avatar
    the only time this has happened to me was when i changed the lockscreen effect. for example, when i'm using the default light one, i can change the wallpaper without any problems. if i change it to the ripple one, then it keeps going back to the kid and the balloons...
    I'm new and this is my first post so sorry if I'm off here.
    I know this was a while ago but I have the same issue and this little task of changing my unlock effect fixed the problem and then showed my wallpaper change right away.
    Still annoying though. I'm looking for the next firmware update to fix this among other things.
    mystic_rue likes this.
    11-02-2013 03:30 PM
  12. ana granlund's Avatar
    Having same issues on Xperia S
    Unable to change lock screen, tried turning it off removing battery and going through different ways in the menu. The only way I could change it was to change the actual wallpaper :/ Sort it out Android -.-
    01-12-2014 09:51 PM

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