Cell phone wallpapers, also called backgrounds, are pictures or design options that can be set as the background of the main screen on a cell phone. They can depict almost anything and can be either stationary or animated depending on the particular choice. The phone has wallpaper options to choose from, but more are available from other sources. Customizing one is also an option. If not arranged properly, the shortcut icons may get in the way of fully seeing the background.
Cell phone wallpapers can consist of almost any type of stationary or animated image or design. They can depict people, locations, architecture, patterns and even quotes. Be aware that the animated designs may cause cell phones to run slower. Since they are always running in the background, they often take up more memory.
Cell phones already come with a few options to use for wallpapers, but they are usually of random designs or consist of the phone manufacturer's logo. Some users choose to purchase cell phone wallpapers from websites or from the cell phone manufacturer. The images or designs need to be downloaded to the phone, which can often be done directly from the phone rather than having to download them via text message or email. While some are available for free, most are only available through purchase.