Android phones and tablets come to life through the use of live wallpapers. These wallpapers allow you to have a wallpaper that is no longer static. Done through either an animated gif or a video, users are able to make their wallpapers come alive like never before. This brings a whole new look and feel to your desktop that has never been seen before.
The issue is that most people do not know where to download live wallpaper for PC and oftentimes, many of the sites offering these files are filled with viruses or malware. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to find true live wallpapers.
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Downloading Live Wallpapers
First, you will need to have a few sources where you can download your wallpaper for your PC. Since Windows does not come with this functionality, you will need to download a program that will transform your PC into a live wallpaper. Ideally, you will simply download a wallpaper that does it all for you.
The following sites have live wallpapers available for download:
From here, you’ll be able to download an array of animated wallpapers that are both beautiful and unique. Each of the resources listed above will have their own method of installation that you need to understand. Typically, you will have to do the following:
- Find the wallpaper that you like
- Click the link to download the wallpaper
- Run the software to install the wallpaper
As a safety precaution, you will want to scan each file with a virus scanner before installation. Many of these wallpapers will include PUPs, which are programs (e.g. toolbars) that are unwanted, but they are included in your download. Thankfully, most of these are harmless, but knowing when one exists is a nice added benefit.
A Few Tips
There are a few tips that the first-time live wallpaper user will want to know. This includes the following:
- These wallpapers are memory hogs and will slow down older PCs
- Many wallpapers are on a trial basis
- A lot of live wallpapers involve aquatic life
Upon installation, if your PC is moving too slow or experiencing lag, you may want to shut off your live wallpaper as this is likely the culprit. There will also be times when playing videos is simply not ideal. For instance, you may receive input lag or choppy video when watching YouTube or Netflix. Oftentimes, older computers will struggle to render both the video and your live wallpaper at the same time. The only remedy to this problem is to disable the wallpaper when watching videos or playing games.
You will also want to ensure that before you download live wallpaper for PC, that your current operating system is compatible. Oftentimes, the only operating systems that will be compatible are Windows XP and onward. Even Windows XP may not be ideal, and anything below this version will likely cause your PC to run slowly if you do not have enough memory and processing power.
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