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Google Pixel wallpapers: Download them all here

These are colorful, fun, and easily downloadable!
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May 11, 2022
Google Pixel 6 and 5 series camera housings outside
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Google’s phones may be clean and straightforward, but the company has a very playful touch. You can see signs of it as soon as you take a look at the colorful power button. Press it, and that’s when things start getting fun. Google Pixel wallpapers are colorful, vibrant, and overall really cool.

We can understand why you might want to rock them, even if you don’t have a Pixel phone. Or maybe you like a wallpaper from another Pixel device! Whatever the case may be, we’ve put them all together here for you. You can download all the latest Pixel wallpapers and set them on any device. Even though some are pretty old, that’s the thing about art; wallpapers are kind of timeless.

Read more: These are all the Pixel phones released so far

Download the best Google Pixel wallpapers

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of Google Pixel wallpapers as more are released.


How to download and set wallpapers

Google Pixel 5 display 1
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We should start with the basics. Let’s help you figure out exactly how downloading and setting a wallpaper is done.

Start by downloading the wallpaper you want. Don’t download the previews shown in this post, though. Those are compressed images with a lower quality. Instead, click on the button below each entry. You’ll be directed to a download page where you can get the full-resolution files.

Send the uncompressed image to your phone. You can use Google Drive, send yourself an email, or transfer it using USB or Bluetooth.

Once the Pixel wallpaper is stored on your phone, follow the steps below to set it as your background.

How to set a wallpaper on a stock Android phone:

  1. Press and hold on to any empty space on your home screen.
  2. Select Wallpaper & style.
  3. Tap on Change wallpaper.
  4. Go into My photos.
  5. Find the wallpaper you’ve downloaded and select it.
  6. You’ll now be able to modify and move the wallpaper to your preferred position.
  7. Tap on the checkmark when ready.
  8. You can choose whether you want to set the wallpaper on the Lock screen or the Home and lock screen.
  9. After you make your selection, your Pixel phone will process the request for a bit and take you back to your home screen, with your new wallpaper set.

Note: These instructions were put together using a Pixel 4a with 5G running Android 12. Keep in mind steps on your phone might be slightly different, especially if you’re running a non-Pixel device.

Related: Everything you need to know about Google hardware


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review outdoor with autumn leaves
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Google Pixel 6 comes loaded with awesome wallpapers in different styles. We have multiple batches for you, but the first ones have more muted colors. Google continues to make really interesting and fun Pixel wallpapers we know many of you will enjoy, and these are definitely proof of that.

We also got six wallpapers courtesy of YouTuber M. Brandon Lee, who shared these via Twitter. While still a little playful, the colors are more subtle, and the imagery isn’t as wild as the other Pixel 6 wallpapers we’ve seen.

If you haven’t had enough wallpapers from the Pixel 6 series, we’ve also been blessed by a wide variety of Google Pixel 6 Pro ones. These 15 wallpapers come courtesy of the guys over at XDA Developers. They seem to follow the plant/flower theme, but with much more realistic imagery of flowers and foliage.


Google Pixel 6a

Google I/O 2022 brought plenty of announcements. Among the most exciting ones is the Pixel 6a, Google’s new budget device. We still haven’t gotten the official wallpapers, but artists from Pashapuma Design have recreated them for us. You can get them straight from the Pix Wallpapers app in the Google Play Store.

Google takes on a new approach with these wallpapers, offering a blurred background to keep your content in focus.


Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5 on windowsill
David Imel / Android Authority

If you’re looking for something a little more vibrant, you might want to take a look at the Pixel 5 collection. These are just as fun and playful as you would expect Pixel wallpapers to be, but were a bit more colorful. Some can even be considered a bit psychedelic or surreal.

We also have some live wallpapers for you!


Google Pixel 5a

the google pixel 5a on a bench with water splashed droplets
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The Google Pixel 5a seems to have been mostly ignored by the industry, and even its wallpaper selection is a bit disappointing. The device only featured two images of its own. These also come courtesy of XDA Developers. Here they are!


Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL 1
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The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were great devices, and their wallpapers were a bit unique too. We’re specifically fond of the ones with floating designs that seem to emulate letters. These are playful and unique. These wallpapers come courtesy of YTECHB, so big shout out to them!


Google Pixel 4a with 5G

Google Pixel 4a 5G standard back image
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We have a bit more options for the Google Pixel 4a with 5G. The search giant released three sets of wallpapers. These include the “Captured on Pixel,” “Art and Culture,” and “For Fun” series. The last set happens to be the same ones we saw on the Pixel 5.

Google Pixel 4a back standing up on table 1
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The Pixel 4a marked 2020 with an attractive price and great value. It likely started the budget phone hype, and its wallpapers are just as exciting as its bang per buck. You even get some cute pets in a couple of them!


Google Pixel 3

google pixel 3 clearly white color design

The Google Pixel 3 wallpapers aren’t as playful as some of the ones we’ve seen in other Pixel phones, but there is a wide selection of images, and they are still very nice and more elegant. Big thanks to our friends at XDA Developers for keeping these around!


Google Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a back on table

The Google Pixel 3a came with the same backgrounds we had seen in the Pixel 3, but one distinctive wallpaper was made exclusively for it. It’s a bit random, showing large dandelion light structures in what looks like a park setting at night.

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL wallpaper that looks like fireworks at night.

Google Pixel 2

Released in 2017, the Google Pixel 2 may be an oldie now, but its wallpapers look great even now. Not to mention you get plenty of options with this device. There are three sets of wallpapers included; “Keep Looking,” “Underwater,” and “Rainy Day.”

The “Rainy Day” set is actually a solitary wallpaper, but it’s a really nice-looking one. “Keep Looking” offers 9 Pixel wallpapers with colorful designs, featuring exciting shapes and places. Now, if you’re feeling like enjoying nature, the “Underwater” set features a whopping 34 Pixel wallpapers to choose from, full of coral reefs and sea life.


Are you looking for more cool wallpapers? Google isn’t the only option. You can get wallpapers from all manufacturers. Check out this collection of default wallpapers from 125+ Android devices.