For those looking for a way to change the HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper, you can follow these steps outlined in the guide below.

Personalizing our smartphones is a great way to make them unique. Some people don’t care about this type of feature, but others feel it is important and it’s one of the first things they do after setting up their smartphone. This isn’t a feature that is baked into every smartphone though.

For some reason, a few OEMs have still neglected to add this into their OEM software experience.

Thankfully, HTC does have this feature in the HTC 10, and it’s part of a wider personalization HTC Theme engine they have setup on the device. The process in which to change the HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper isn’t as straight forward as just changing the Home Screen Wallpaper, but it is in there. So let me walk you through the process of how to change the wallpaper on the Lock Screen of your HTC 10.

HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper

  1. Long press on an empty spot of the Home Screen
  2. Tap on the ‘Edit Current Theme’ option
  3. Log into your HTC account (if needed)
  4. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Lock Screen Wallpaper’ option
  5. Tap the wallpaper image you want to change it to
  6. Tap on the ‘Download’ button (if the wallpaper is not stored on the HTC 10)
  7. Tap on the ‘Apply’ button on the right side to apply it to the Lock Screen
  8. Then tap on Home button to go back to the HTC 10 Home Screen


I do appreciate that HTC has enabled all of the personalization options that are included in the HTC 10. Most Android users would have to root their smartphone or even install a custom ROM with a complete theme engine to get the amount of options HTC has included in their stock OEM skin. I realize that HTC can’t make every single feature user facing, but this is a fairly common feature that I see requested.

To start, we’ll need to long press on an empty spot of the Home Screen to bring up the Personalize dialog box. We will then want to tap on the Edit Current Theme option and this will bring up an intro/demo to the HTC Theme feature (but only if you haven’t ever launched this feature in the past). It will also ask you to log into/create an HTC account too but again, that’s only if you haven’t done this previously in the past.

From here, you’ll scroll down a little bit and then tap on the Lock Screen Wallpaper option that we see in the list. This will bring up a photo gallery of sorts, where you can scroll through and pick an image that you want to set as the HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper. This first page is from HTC’s theme store, but you can press the download type button at the top right and choose if you want to take a photo from the camera or select something from the Photos app that you’ve already downloaded.

Once you select an image you want to use for the HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper, you will either see a Download or an Apply button. The Download button will appear on the right side if you are picking a wallpaper from the HTC Theme store that is not available on your smartphone. If the image is on your smartphone, then you’ll just see an Apply button. So either tap Download and then Apply, or simply tap on the Apply button.

You’ll see a little loading dialog box appear for a few seconds as it changes your HTC 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper. Once it goes away, you can press the Home button and go back to the Home Screen. You can then press the Power button twice to lock the HTC 10 and then to wake the device and check to see if it applied the wallpaper properly.


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