Samsung: how to change the background of the call

Samsung: how to change the background of the call

You can customize notifications, splash screens, displays and more on your Samsung phone. But obviously Samsung hasn’t forgotten the call screen.

You can also change the call screen wallpaper on your Samsung phone with a few very simple steps, let’s see how:

Change the call screen wallpaper in Samsung

The ability to change the background of the incoming and outgoing calls screen is only available in phones with Samsung One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 and later. Also, the feature is only available on the Samsung Phone app. To check your phone’s software version, go to Settings> About phone> Software information. Check the number listed in One UI version.

After confirming the software version, here are the steps to change the call screen wallpaper on Samsung Galaxy phones:

call screen background
  1. Open the Samsung Phone app and tap the three-dot icon at the top.
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Touch Call background .
  4. You will find two options below. Touch Background .
  5. You will reach the wallpaper selection screen where you will find the pre-installed wallpaper options. Tap the one you like to preview it. Then tap Set as call wallpaper to make it the default call screen wallpaper.
  6. Some video wallpapers also come with audio. Then you will see the switch ” Use the video’s audio as a ringtone “. If you keep this setting enabled, the ringtone will be replaced by the audio in the video. If you like custom ringtones, find out how to install the Google Sound app on your Samsung phone.
  7. In case you want to use your photo or video as the call screen wallpaper, you can too. Go to the wallpaper selection screen. Tap the Add (+) icon at the top. You will be taken to the Gallery app.

Select the photo or video to use. On devices that support AR stickers, you can also create and use an AR sticker for call screen wallpapers on Samsung phones.

Note that the video must be less than 15 seconds and 100MB. However, don’t worry as you don’t need to use other apps to edit the video. Just select the video. Then tap the Cut (scissors) icon to trim the video to the appropriate length.

Remove call screen wallpaper on Samsung Galaxy phones

After setting a call screen wallpaper, if you don’t like it, you can always restore the default option. To do this, go to the wallpaper selection screen by going to Phone app settings> Call in background as we did above.

Then tap on one of the pre-installed call wallpapers. This will change the background from what you may have selected.

Delete old call backgrounds

In case you want to remove the backgrounds of the photos or video calls that you have added to the Phone app, go to the background selection screen.

Tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Delete backgrounds . Select the wallpapers you want to delete and hit the Delete All button.

Delete Samsung call wallpaper

Alternatively, tap and hold one of the wallpapers you’ve added. This will take you to the selection screen. Choose the wallpapers to delete and tap Delete All.

Use third party caller theme apps

To take it a step further, you can use third party apps to change the call screen wallpaper on Samsung or any other Android phone. Install the Caller Theme Spaces on your phone. Once installed, grant the required permissions after starting the app. Then select the wallpaper you prefer.

This is how you can add or remove call screen wallpaper in Samsung phones. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to customize call screen wallpapers for individual contacts on Samsung phones. You can change the call wallpaper on Samsung for all calls instead.

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