Mobile Phone Backgrounds

With our custom mobile phone backgrounds, you can fire up your Big Red spirit, remember chilly days on campus, or dress up your phone with Cornell pride. Download an image (or two!) to customize your lock and home screens.

Cornell background images

How to set up your background

  • First, download your favorite background image(s)

    Pick one at a time to save to your mobile device.

  • Now, save the image

    Load the image on in your mobile browser. Tap anywhere on the image and hold your finger down. Choose the "save" prompt on your device.
    Having trouble with Chrome? Select your image here:
    Yell Cornell
    Winter day
    Cornell alumnus

  • For iOS devices

    1. Go to the 'Photos' app and select the background image you want to use.
    2. Click on the share icon on the lower left corner of the screen.
    3. Select 'Use as Wallpaper.'
    4. Select 'Set' then choose either 'Set Lock Screen,' 'Set Home Screen,' or 'Both.'

  • For Android devices

    1. Start setting your home screen by pressing and holding a blank area on your screen (where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
    2. Select 'Add wallpaper.'
    3. Choose either 'Home screen', 'Lock screen', or 'Home and lock screen.'
    4. A set of options will appear to choose where the background image will be coming from. Select Gallery.
    5. Select 'Done' to save.

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