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Spruce up your Lock screen with Wallpaper Patterns for Windows Phone

Wallpaper Patterns

There are a variety of ways to customize your Windows Phone handset and make it your own. One of our favorite ways is to select and personalize the Lock screen. In the Windows Phone Store you’ll find hundreds of apps that allow you to rotate images on the Lock screen or display app data. Wallpaper Patterns is another one of those apps that can make your Lock screen beautiful. Let’s check it out.

Wallpaper Patterns pulls in thousands of patterns from COLOURlovers ( It’s a popular online community where people make and share patterns. They offer up an API that developers can tap into for building apps –apps like Wallpaper Patterns on Windows Phone (and Windows 8).

Here’s what you get with Wallpaper Patterns on Windows Phone:

  • Endless variety of patterns
  • Browse latest or most popular patterns
  • Set a pattern as a lock screen or wallpaper
  • Save a list of favorites
  • Save patterns to your image library
  • Share patterns with your friends

Wallpaper Patterns Screens

In the Windows Phone Store you’ll find Wallpaper Patterns and Wallpaper Patterns Pro. One is free and ad-supported, while the goes for $0.99 and has no ads. Functionally, both apps are the same. Fire up the app and you’ll be able to browse an endless number of patterns to select as your Lock screen. Tap a pattern you might like and you’ll have the option to share it, download it, set as your Lock screen or add it to your favorites.

As of right now, you’ll be select a Lock screen on an individual basis. When you want a new one you’ll hop back in the app and manually select a new pattern for your Lock screen. This is the initial version of the app, but we’d definitely like to see the option to have the app cycle through new patterns or your favorites.

If you’re looking to spruce up your Lock screen we highly recommend giving Wallpaper Patterns a download. Head to the Windows Phone Store to grab either Wallpaper Patterns or Wallpaper Patterns Pro. Don’t forget to check out the version for your Surface in the Windows Store!

Thanks for the tip Alex K!

QR: Wallpaper Patterns
Wallpaper Patterns

QR: Wallpaper Patterns Pro
Wallpaper Patterns Pro



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I'll stick with Bing but on another note does anyone notice Bing lock screen updates to yesterdays background?

Dadstar0410 says:

With me as well. Must be a bug in WP8

Kevin Rush says:

Yes, but I don't mind the WP Bing image being a day behind the computer Bing image. It's still a beautiful picture each day.

Oubeid says:

Same thing here too.. HTC 8X

the925guy says:

I think it updates 24 hr from time of setting it. So if you set it just after midnight it should be relatively up to date

SomeGuy11 says:

My TMo L521 updates a day late but my ATT L1020 syncs on time w my desktop. Its actually carrier dependent for me & its weird

diktea says:

my lockscreen bing image and search screen bing image does not match most of the time..... on a more on the topic thingy - not interested, Lockmix served me well enough and i am satisfied with it

I like this app a lot. Bought the Pro version.

Dadstar0410 says:

Why you gotta be so generous, Daniel? Gosh. :-D

NIST says:

Money bags.

Ayush_WP says:

I agree, this app has been truly amazing and i have already saved up a few for when WhatsApp updates and allows chat backgrounds :P

cdbstl76 says:

I agree and did too. I was shocked by the number of options and how interesting and creative they are. Very nice!

Jazmac says:

I think this is a nice change from what I normally use which is Bing on my lock screen.  Every now and again, I might want to "dress myself" before I head out the door. Especially those times when Bing image of the day, just ain't bangin'.  I'll check it out.

devize says:

Yep, same here. When I go out to a club or something I often change it when there's that cute little animal on there lol.

akshaypn says:

All the wallpapers look like some shirts curtains drapes bed sheets....

akshaypn says:

I just love when you reply...You are awesome ; beautiful....

cdbstl76 says:

Oh my, where do you shop for your home goods that they would like like these lock screen images. I would change stores immediately!

akshaypn says:

Lol...come to India...people do use such patterned stuffs for their home goods...not me though...

Fizoto says:

Perhaps I'll use this when I'm in the mood for something other than Bing's landscapes and animals.

Can these be used as glance screens? I'd love those geometrics, see how they might look.

WPmunkey says:

That's what I want to know. I don't care to change my lock screen but I'd pay a buck for glance papers

darrenev62 says:

Im using bing as lock screen, and im happy about it

I have one wallpaper for each day of the week. Through Lockmix. I wouldn't want to have any Bing image on there as a lot of them are fairly cheesy imo. My Saturday wallpaper that greeted me today just says Saturday to me. Nice and familiar. And carefully selected. Patterns may be the way to go but not these busy ones. :)

That looks like a headache waiting to happen..

rvoje says:

Downloaded this app two days ago and can't get enough of patterns. Now I have so much patters in favorites I can't decide which one to set as a lockscreen wallpaper :)

It is indeed very nice and easy to use app with beautiful wallpapers!

crise says:

By the way, I noticed on wp8.1 screenshots the time and date was positioned lower. So I wonder where is place for agenda items or notification icons?

crise says:

These will be perfect whatsapp backgrounds.

A+ They do work very well for that

Kieta says:

I like it. Support rotating wallpapers and I'll buy it.

I like to use "8.1 Lock Screen", I dont know why app have that name. But its really good.

Um, so it asks for photo library permission, is this an approved app? Are they gonna steal our photos?

You never read that article, did you? Read it again...including the headline.

debo8501 says:

Verizon released GDR3 and Lumia black at midnight last night. L928. Who updated?

We reported on that 3 days ago. Please stick to the topic or head into our forums, thank you.

ArcticUK says:

Very impressed with the choice available!

a random mode would be great.