Huawei P9 – How to Change Wallpaper Images

The Huawei P9 is a popular Android smartphone known for its high-quality camera developed in partnership with Leica. If you own a Huawei P9, customizing your wallpaper is an easy way to give your phone a fresh look. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change wallpapers on your Huawei P9.

Access Wallpaper Settings

  1. Tap and hold on an empty area of your home screen. This will bring up the wallpaper settings.
  2. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Display and select Wallpaper.

Choose New Wallpaper

The Huawei P9 gives you several options for new wallpapers:


You can select any image from your phone’s gallery to set as wallpaper. Tap on the Gallery tab and browse to find your desired image.

Live Wallpapers

Live wallpapers add motion and visual effects to your background. Huawei provides several animated options to choose from.


Any wallpapers you have downloaded from the Play Store or other sources will be available here.

Wallpaper Services

Huawei has partnerships with wallpaper services that offer new images on a regular basis. Tap on these to browse and download new wallpapers.

Set Wallpaper

Once you have selected the wallpaper you want, follow these steps:

  • Tap on the image to preview it on your home screen.
  • Pinch and zoom on the preview to set the crop and positioning.
  • Tap the check mark icon to confirm and set the wallpaper.

Set Lock Screen, Home Screen, or Both

By default, new wallpaper is set to your home screen. But you can choose to set it as your lock screen background, or both:

  • Home screen – Tap on the “Home screen” button at the top to only apply to home screen
  • Lock screen – Tap the “Lock screen” button to set the wallpaper as lock screen background only
  • Both – Select the “Apply to both” radio button to set the same wallpaper on both home and lock screen

Other Wallpaper Settings

The Huawei P9 provides additional customization options for your wallpaper:

Random Change

You can have your wallpaper change automatically at set intervals. Turn on the “Random change” switch, then configure the Interval and Album settings.

Shake to Change

Your wallpaper will change every time you shake your phone with this setting enabled. Turn on the “Shake to change” switch.

Scroll Effect

Adds a scrolling parallax effect as you swipe between home screen pages. Choose from several scrolling effects.

Set a Theme

Themes allow you to change the whole look and feel of your Huawei P9, including wallpapers. To use a theme:

  1. Go to Settings > Themes
  2. Browse the collection and select a theme
  3. Tap “Apply” to change system fonts, icons, wallpapers and sounds

Themes provide a quick way to overhaul the visual experience of your Huawei P9. But you can mix and match elements of different themes along with custom wallpapers for a unique look.

Finding New Wallpapers

While Huawei provides a good default selection, you may want to find some new and unique wallpapers from other sources. Here are some recommendations:

  • Play Store – Search for “wallpaper” apps which offer free downloads
  • Pinterest – Tons of mobile wallpaper ideas with the ability to save
  • Zedge – Popular wallpaper and ringtone app with 100,000+ options
  • Reddit – Wallpaper subreddits like /r/MobileWallpaper and /r/Amoledbackgrounds
  • Google Images – Search for a specific wallpaper style or image

Be creative and choose wallpapers that express your personal style! Setting an attractive wallpaper is one of the best ways to customize your Huawei P9.

Changing Wallpaper on Other Huawei Phones

The process for changing wallpapers is similar across Huawei’s Android phones including:

  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Nova 3

And many other models. Access the Wallpaper settings from Settings or by long pressing on the home screen. Then pick a new image from your gallery or other sources.


Personalizing your wallpaper allows you to put your own stamp on your Huawei P9. And it only takes a minute to change with the built-in settings. Experiment with cool images and themes to keep your phone feeling fresh. With a huge range available, you’ll never get bored!

About the Author

My name is Eric and I have over 10 years of experience in digital marketing and mobile technology. I currently work as an Account Director at an agency in Hong Kong, leading integrated campaigns across SEO, social media, apps and more. Previously I held roles in content strategy, web development and UX design. I love staying on top of the latest trends in the mobile and marketing world.

In my spare time, you can find me taking smartphone photography around Hong Kong, testing out new camera apps and editing techniques. I’m always reviewing the newest mobile hardware and software to provide tips to friends. So I was eager to experiment with the highly acclaimed camera on the new Huawei P9. Its partnership with Leica to fine tune image quality shows much promise for the future of smartphone photography.

I hope this guide gave you some ideas on customizing your Huawei P9 by setting a fresh wallpaper. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!