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[MIUI Q&A] Unable to set lockscreen wallpaper

2018-06-18 10:16:07
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In miui 9.5 global | 9.5.10 stable (NCKMIFA), I am unable to set the lockscreen wallpaper using apps such as:
Wallpapers (by Google), Muzei, Casualis, Wallpi, and so on.

The only way to change the lockscreen wallpaper seems to be through the settings menu.

Please look into this bug.
2018-06-18 10:16:07
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Rajaaaaaa | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


use google wallpaper apps. its working
2018-06-18 10:22:38

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HARSHA 007 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


go to themes.u can set lock screen wallpaper
2018-06-18 11:09:18

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5155344808 Author | from Redmi 5A


go to themes.u can set lock screen wallpaper

yes, but I'm unable to set it from other apps, some of them give the option to periodically change the wallpaper
2018-06-18 11:49:04
miui 10 need update to fix there lock screen wallpeper issue. please fix this faster
2018-09-28 17:11:30

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449445706 | from mobile


Same issue here with the poco F1. Only the home screen wallpaper is changing from apps like wallpaper (Google). Please fix this.
2018-09-29 16:40:14
Rajaaaaaa replied at 2018-06-18 19:52:38
use google wallpaper apps. its working

i am unable to set wallpaper as it is not setted up full screen
2019-01-03 04:58:15

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5201130775 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


I also have the same issue.Unable to set the lock screen wallpaper by apps like wallpaper ( by google )
2019-01-03 11:11:26

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rohit chandra | from app


you can add the wallpaper in themes app and then set that wallpaper on lockscreen
2019-03-20 01:58:42
Seems it is not a bug but miui imposing their app.

The work around is downloading the wallpaper from the desired app (eg myWall , or google wallapapers)

go to Themes (in the app drawer)

Install a custom theme (can't be done on the stock one)

then press here:


and here

then if the theme allows it, you can chage the wallpaper, if it doesnt, you have to try another one.

While i don't like doing all this (I'd like to still be able to change them from the other apps), i didn't know the Theme apps and i have to admit that this was useful to test other themes uploaded by people. probably this was the objective of miui's, making people see the themes app and maybe end up buying themes, however, this should be more straight forward, and not having to google up many forums to know how to change it.

you can also set another wallpapers from here:

but it doesnt allows you to put your own wallpaper!!!!

2019-04-15 02:21:07
Found an easier way

go to file explorer
go to settings
show hidden files

in the explorer again go to: sdcard\MIUI\.wallpapers\

all wallpapers that you manually put there will be available on miui's Theme app to be set as locks screen wallpapers
2019-04-15 03:20:07
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