You can change the wallpaper on Windows 10 any time you like but it is mostly a manual process. There’s an option to set a slideshow and have Windows 10 cycle through a folder of images if you want to automate it however, this doesn’t let you choose when or how often a wallpaper is changed. If you need to schedule wallpaper change on Windows 10, you’re going to have to use an app to do the job. We recommend Wallpaper Change Scheduler.
Schedule wallpaper change
Download Wallpaper Change Scheduler. The app’s name shows it’s built for just this purpose and little else. Run it, and click the ‘Add Event’ button at the top. In the window that opens, select when you want the wallpaper to change. You can change it daily, weekly, when the mouse is idle, when you move your mouse (after it’s been idle), and on system log on.
If you choose to change the wallpaper daily or weekly, you can select what time it changes for both. Regardless of when you choose to change the wallpaper, you have to do two things; select the style i.e., how it’s applied. The options under the Wallpaper Style dropdown are the same ones that Windows 10 has. Second, you have to select the wallpaper that the app will change to. Once you’ve done that, click ‘Create’.
You can add multiple events if you need the wallpaper to change several times a day. The app won’t change the wallpaper if the time set under an event you just created has already passed. The time is the trigger.
As for usage scenarios, you can pair it with Night Light’s scheduling feature. When Night Light is enabled, a wallpaper change might be a good idea. Likewise, if you decide to schedule the light and dark mode on Windows 10, this app can be equally useful making sure you have a wallpaper that looks nice with the current theme.
Any time you want to change the wallpaper that is used when an event is executed, you can do so by editing the event. Unfortunately, a single event can only have one wallpaper assigned to it. The app can’t read from an entire folder of wallpapers like the Slideshow feature on Windows 10.
Changing a wallpaper isn’t exactly hard but if you need to do it often, or prefer the change happen at a particular time, an app that can handle it for you is a better option.