Samsung Galaxy S3 Wallpaper Automatically Changes Itself

galaxy s3 wallpaper problem

Here is one Samsung Galaxy S3 problem sent to us through The Droid Guy Mailbag.

Hello, can u help me? My Samsung Galaxy S3 is reacting weird, the wallpaper is always changing. If I choose a picture in the album, all the pictures in there will change into my wallpaper. In other words, it’s like a slideshow. Please help me.

The Possible Causes of the Galaxy S3 Wallpaper Bug

This is indeed a weird case since the Samsung Galaxy S3 has no such feature that enables it to automatically change its wallpaper. It can only be achieved through an app like the ever-popular Wallpaper Changer and other similar tools from the Google Play Store. So, the problem may either be a result of a rouge app that hogs your memory or a glitch in the system.

How to Fix the Galaxy S3 Wallpaper Bug

These solutions are general in nature and these can be applied whether you are facing rouge apps of system glitches:

1. First of all, try to perform the quick fixes which include restarting your phone, clearing up your cache data and clearing up your app preferences.

2. Determine if there are apps hogging your RAM by entering Safe Mode. Stay in that mode for about an hour or longer and observe whether the problem still occurs there. If the issue does not appear under Safe Mode, then there is definitely an app or set of apps triggering the error. Try to disable or uninstall third party apps that are suspicious in nature or the ones that you have installed prior to the occurrence of the problem. It should be noted that there are many games that are known to cause various errors that include this one.

3. It is worth a try to use the images stored in your phone memory only as wallpaper instead of the ones found on your SD card. You can also do this the other way around to test whether your internal storage or SD card is faulty.

4. Upon exhausting all the possible fixes and yet the problem is still there, backup all your data and do a Factory Reset.

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