Quick Tiles Tips #3, Custom Backgrounds

Although quick tiles comes with some good default backgrounds and effects, it may not have that perfect background you want. That’s you can add custom backgrounds from your phone’s media library. There are two quick sources for tile backgrounds, either images downloaded from the web, or pictures right from your camera.

To add a picture from your camera:

  1. Snap a picture with your phone’s camera
  2. Open up Quick Tiles, and select the “Backgrounds” option on the home screen.
  3. Tap the “Add Background” button and select “Camera Roll”.
  4. Select a photo.
  5. Scale and crop to the desired size, then tap the checkbox to save it.

After this, your custom background will be available as a background image. Custom backgrounds will appear at the bottom of the list of images when you choose the “Background Image” setting.

To add a saved picture:

  1. Open up the phone’s web browser and surf the web for some pics to use. A website like flickr.com is a good place to start.
  2. Once you find an image you like, tap and hold to get a context menu. Select “Save Image” from the available options.
  3. Open up Quick Tiles, and select the “Backgrounds” option on the home screen.
  4. Tap the “Add Background” button and select “Saved Pictures”.
  5. Select a photo.
  6. Scale and crop to the desired size, then tap the checkbox to save it.

Using these steps you can import any image you like into Quick Tiles. Here’s an example of some of the images you can add with this feature.


Photo credits: katof, Allie_Caulfield,Tomas Sobek, downhilldom1984, 55Laney69, Evandro Sudre

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