Best sites for free screen wallpapers that are legal to use

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Switching up your device's background is a quick and easy way to make a difference in your day. But it's important that you get your screen wallpapers from sites that are safe and legal to use. You should not just download any image on the internet. Here are the best sites for screen backgrounds that are legal and safe. They offer images in high enough resolution for anything from your phone to your desktop computer, and best of all they're free.


Free stock photo site Pixabay has lots of really great photos. I get most of my backgrounds from there because it's so easy to search for images that work well. You can get a great selection just by searching for "wallpaper', for example. Or you can try searching for "landscape", "nature", "scenery". Another option is to search for the predominant color you prefer - you'll get plenty of neat photos to choose from.


Unsplash is a little more arty than Pixabay, making it a great choice when you want to use your screen background to make a statement about yourself or to impress others. When you want high-impact art on your device, Unsplash is the place for you.


Another free stock photo site, Pexels is excellent all-around. They have plenty of uncluttered images suitable for screen wallpapers. If you're looking for something serene yet up to date, this is your best bet.


Don't forget the gradient wallpapers here at Jotsplash! These are particularly useful for phones and tablets when you want your icons to stand out against the background for best visibility. These wallpapers work for any type of device and you have plenty of colors available.

This page was last updated on 19 Jul 2022.