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Here's how to download the gorgeous MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers
We’re suckers for a great wallpaper, so we’re always on the hunt for something new. Luckily for all of us, MIUI 12 brings an eye-catching Super Wallpaper into play along with a suite of new features. Xiaomi has released just a few of these wallpapers so far, and here’s how you can bring them to any phone you please.
You can download and set the MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers on any Android phone easily. Simply grab the apk files from the link in this article and install them. You can now set the Super Wallpapers as you would any other live wallpaper. Check out the sections below for more detailed instructions.
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Editor’s note: Instructions in this guide were put together using a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus running Android 12. Keep in mind some steps may differ depending on your device and its software version.
What is a Super Wallpaper?
We can’t blame you if you’re not sure what exactly the MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers are. It’s a pretty intense name, but the wallpapers essentially show Earth, Mars, and other planets from afar before going down to the surface when you unlock your device.
It makes for a visually appealing effect, and Xiaomi has continued to roll out Super Wallpapers since the launch of the Mi 10 Ultra. One of the most recent is Faraway Rings, and it shows the planet of Saturn, giving a vertical or horizontal view of the planet’s rings after unlocking.
Fortunately, XDA contributor linuxct (h/t: XDA-Developers) ported the Saturn Super Wallpaper to most devices running Android 8.0 or higher. So you don’t need to buy a Xiaomi device running MIUI 12 to experience the wallpapers.
How to install the MIUI 12 Super Wallpaper
Installing this latest Super Wallpaper is simple enough as you download the relevant APK files, install them, and choose the desired option via your phone’s wallpaper picker. XDA-Developers also notes that you can download the Google Wallpapers app from the Play Store if the wallpaper doesn’t show up in your default wallpaper picker.
It’s not exactly easy for us to give you a preview of Super Earth, Super Mars, or Faraway Rings due to their animations. However, each one offers at least three locations for you to explore different parts of the respective planets. You can also control the brightness of each wallpaper for a better view.
You can download the Saturn Super Wallpaper APK files via the button below, along with the Earth and Mars options if you haven’t grabbed them already. Otherwise, you can also find the best live wallpaper apps via the previous link.
Follow these instructions to install the MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers on any phone:
- Download the Super Wallpapers from the link above.
- Use a file explorer to find the zip file you downloaded and extract the apk files.
- Install your apk file of preference. We have a full guide on manually installing apk files, if you don’t know how to do it.
- You may need to restart the phone.
- Go into your wallpaper picker and select the MIUI 12 Super Wallpaper. The process is slightly different on different devices. We’ll show you how to do it on our test device.
- Press and hold on to any empty space on your home screen.
- Tap on Wallpaper and style.
- Select My wallpapers.
- Go into the Live wallpapers section.
- Select the MIUI 12 Super Wallpaper.
- Hit Set wallpaper.
- Pick between Home screen and Home and lock screens.
MIUI 12 wallpapers on this page are a simple apk file. This means you should be able to install them on any Android device. That said, we can’t guarantee this will always work. You may encounter some compatibility issues with some devices.
To sideload apps on Android devices, you’ll need to install an apk files manually. The first step is to allow installing apps from unknown sources. Then you’ll need to manually install the app using the apk file. We have a full guide on sideloading apps. Give it a read for more details.
What makes MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers special is that they are interactive. You’ll be able to see the entire planet on the lock screen; the image will zoom in when you unlock the phone, and what you see will change with your actions using the device. It’s technically a very complex live wallpaper, not just an image.