Shake Your Android Device To Switch To A Different Wallpaper

When it comes to customizing your Android device, you’re given loads of options to play with. At one moment you find yourself tinkering with that new widget you just grabbed off the Play Store, and the next you’re setting up a new wallpaper. Luckily, the Android’s home screen and lock screen are very functional and fun when it comes to setting up wallpaper of your choice. You’re given full flexibility and control over the type of wallpaper you want, be it Live or Static. But if you’re someone who quickly gets bored of the same wallpaper but find it tedious to manually change it to a new one every now and then, try Shake It. It’s a wallpaper app that lets you change the background image simply by shaking your device – just as simple as that. Details to follow after the jump.

At it’s very basic, Shake It is a Live Wallpaper, but instead of showing you an animated background, it rotates between static wallpapers upon shake. There aren’t any complicated set of options to deal with, nor is there some jaw-dropping interface; it is just a ‘set it and forget it’ type of app that’s very easy to configure and use.

Here’s how it works: after installation, simply set it as your Live wallpaper just the way you would set any other Live wallpaper, and you’re all good to go.

 Shake It_Set

Now all you will see is a static background image on your home screen but fret not – there’s more to it. Simply shake your device and bingo, a new wallpaper will take over the existing one. When it comes to the kind of images the app carries, well there’s quite a lot of them, ranging from landscapes, abstract art, cars, comic characters to oceans and waterfalls – there’s something for everyone’s taste, and if you don’t like the current one, you can always just shake again to swap it with a new one.

The only caveat with Shake It is that it continuously runs in the background, so it might eat away your battery at a faster rate. Though since the wallpapers it applies are just plain images and involve no animations, the toll taken on your battery isn’t as bad as is the case with animated Live wallpapers.

Shake It_Homescreen 1 Shake It Homescreen

In short, it’s a brilliant tool to keep swapping your Android device’s background with simple shakes. Shake It is available at Google Play Store for free, and you can download it to your device via the link provide below.

Install Shake It from Play Store

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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