June 16, 2024

8 of the Best Live Weather Wallpaper Apps for Android

Weather wallpaper apps on Android save you the trouble of stepping outside to know how hot, cold, rainy, or breezy it is. While you must use weather app widgets for more accuracy, a live weather wallpaper app has its own benefits. It blends picturesque landscapes and animations with actual weather data on the homescreen. Here we bring you the best live weather wallpaper apps for Android.

Do you know: Other than weather, there are also tons of beautiful live wallpapers you can install on your phone.

Choosing the Best Live Weather Wallpaper Apps

Our main criteria of selecting live weather wallpaper apps are that they should all blend very smoothly with your Android home screen and graphics. There can be a few intrusive ads, as long as they don’t interfere with the home screen. Even so, they can be resolved with a pro version. All these apps have been tried and tested for their claimed features and are rated very highly on Google Play.

How do you set a Live weather wallpaper app? Just download and install the app and select the wallpaper inside to be saved on your phone. Use the Settings option to control the temperature units (Celsius, Fahrenheit), sun/moon, terrain, and other weather indicators.

1. Weather Live Wallpaper by Bastion7

Rating: (3.5 / 5)

Weather Live Wallpaper by Bastion7 supports both Portrait and Landscape modes and is therefore tablet-friendly. It supports accurate weather forecasts a number of days ahead of time.

The big drawback is that the best weather change features are only unlocked in the Pro version, but you can always use the Free version to download a simple wallpaper and add it as a widget.

The best part of this live weather app is that all the information you need is instantly accessible from a simple double tap. The sounds feel quite soothing depending on the time of the day.

On the downside, the app has way too many advertisements (although they do not affect the performance), which can crash your device if it is low on RAM. It’s also buggy and may trigger the “something went wrong” error on latest Android devices from 12.0 onwards.

Tip: Learn how you can add a different wallpaper to each Android home screen.

2. Paperland Live Wallpaper

Rating: (4 / 5)

Paperland Live Wallpaper free and pro versions give accurate results powered by AccuWeather. It has many themes to choose from, which are cartoonish but pleasant on the eye. Whether you want cutouts of cars, buildings, trees, or clouds, you can use a “Randomize” feature to explore infinite new themes.

Some of the randomized themes to choose from are hills height, hills variation, lake height, the number of clouds, the number of mountains at the front, and back, leafy/evergreen trees, and tree shadows. It doesn’t matter if it is day or night, sunny or overcast with Paperland, you get a pretty good idea of your immediate surroundings.

Paperland Android wallpaper settings and randomized features such as hills, lakes, and sun/cloud.

The app has two main disadvantages: one, most of its live weather statuses are locked in the pro version. Additionally, it does not support Android 13 and other future operating systems currently, but as long as you have Android 12, you’re good to go. If you combine the wallpaper with a suitable weather app widget, you won’t miss out on the numbers. You can choose from occasions such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve to get a “real” live weather experience right on your device.

On the Play Store, many reviewers seem impressed with how responsive the app is in changing the wallpaper according to actual weather conditions.

Note: if your device displays a message that the app is not supported on the latest Android versions, it’s safe to ignore the warning, as it is simply not true.

3. YoWindow Weather and Wallpaper

Rating: (4.5 / 5)

If you want to replace a cartoonish background with something more scenic, give YoWindow Weather and Wallpaper a try. With millions of installations and a very high rating on Play Store, this app is truly awesome in blending weather data with beautiful wallpapers. Whether the graphics are animated or still, you will love the app’s attention to detail. You can create your own wallpaper widget based on size (small, medium), forecast, clock, and an inspector mode.

The app makes you feel right at home with several live landscapes, such as village, town, ocean, airport, valley, and beach. Each display is designed to give you a relaxed feeling. The instructiveness and accuracy is also a major plus.

Weather wallpaper and notifications by YoWindow app.

You can see where the rains and clouds are moving with radar maps, a free feature, all from the comfort of your phone without even double tapping any icons. Through its non-cluttered design, the YoWindow weather app delivers everything you would need in a weather app. The app supports a beautiful parallax effect which gives an illusion of 3D space when you tilt the device.

YoWindow should work flawlessly on latest Android versions including 13.1 as well as the older Android models from 9.0. Advertisements are the only downside but they’re tiny and quite non-intrusive and can be removed in the pro version.

Tip: Live wallpaper is not only available on Android. You can install it on an iPhone too.

4. Forest Live Wallpaper

Rating: (4.2 / 5)

Forest Live Wallpaper provides greenery and scenic visuals that adjust to the time of day and weather. It fetches its data from the Open Weather database. The weather and daylight changes accordingly to match the weather conditions. With graphics that include color settings and multisampling, you get truly astonishing scenery, which is very close to reality.

Some of these default settings include night-time multiplier, day/night cycle, hill, tree, mountain, manual wind, wind, and rain. You can utilize your phone’s gyro sensors to send data to the app’s servers, and maximize the sensor update rate to 200 Hz for maximum accuracy. The Forest Live wallpaper app supports older as well as latest Android versions easily.

Forest Live Wallpaper with home screen and other settings such as 3D parallax effect.

The app supports customizable colors for the scenic elements, such as hills, trees, and mountains. There are theme variations for autumn, winter, and sunny skies. Depending on your mood, you can adjust them for more comfortability. The app also has a 3D parallax effect and shifts layers as the device is tilted.

5. Weather Live Wallpapers by SkySky

Rating: (4.4 / 5)

This app supports all Android versions. It creates realistic on-screen animations based on sunshine, phases of the moon, and precipitation, giving you “sunrise, rainbow, birdsong and every sun glare!” This is as good as being outside. Weather Live Wallpaper by SkySky has several gorgeous scenes with different themes. Each has a vivid design to impress you with the attention to detail. Use your phone’s accelerometer power and camera to recreate the ideal conditions of your outside environment like never before.

Android weather wallpaper app by SkySky with details.

If you’re using the free version, there is only one clear weather choice for live wallpaper, along with day and night without transitions. In the Pro version, all weather data can be seen directly on the wallpaper. It also allows you to customize the display of weather conditions on the wallpaper.

There is one good feature they have introduced, though: weather predictions by METAR and Norway Meteorological Institute which documents weather reports from 7 million places around the world. Norway has launched some of the most advanced weather satellites to monitor the global climate from space, with all the satellites connected to the northernmost Arctic station tracking base. Translation: the weather report accuracy is some of the best you can get on a mobile app.

Alternative: Other than these live wallpaper, you can also use these weather apps to check for weather condition in Android.

6. Paris Weather Live Wallpaper

Rating: (4 / 5)

You don’t have to be in Paris to get an atmospheric view of the Eiffel Tower on your phone. The namesake weather app of Paris is a simple yet detailed weather reporting app which picks weather updates from intervals of 30 minutes onwards from a global network of MET stations along with rain, fog, clouds, moon phases, and other dynamic displays.

Paris Weather Live wallpaper with Eiffel Tower in background.

You can set object notifications with balloons, birds, sunlight glares, drops on the glass, and other visual effects. The app has no difficulty getting installed on latest Android models, and any older ones. If you get bored of the Eiffel Tower scenery, there are many other Parisian attractions to choose from.

7. Weather Clock Live Wallpaper

Rating: (4.2 / 5)

Nowadays, most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something surreal about a beautiful, magnified timepiece. Wouldn’t it be also nice if such a clock also gave some basic weather information? This wallpaper app by Hyper-Q Software resembles a Swiss dial from Carl Zeiss or Rolex which should really blend nicely with a new phone.

Weather Clock Live app's dial visible on home screen.

Along with the date and time, you get a simple overview of what’s the weather outside like, in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, along with indications of cloud/rain/fog, and other conditions. The timepiece occupies quite a large chunk of your home screen which means you’ll never fail to tell the time and get some weather insights in the process.

8. Live Weather Puppy Wallpaper

Rating: (3.5 / 5)

If the outside weather makes you feel gloomy, perhaps a pup wallpaper might bring some cheer. As the name suggests, Live Weather Puppy Wallpaper has a collection of dog photos of every breed and variety. You can add your own custom weather widgets and adjust the weather forecast in both temperature units. It gives a clear indication of whether it’s going to be a clear sky or going to rain or snow in your area. The app is free to use but the full screen advertisements can be an annoyance.

Puppy weather Wallpaper on Android.

Tip: To fully customize your phone, you can set a custom icon for each and every app on your Android phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a live weather wallpaper work on the lock screen?

If your weather app has lock screen settings available inside, you can save its wallpapers to your phone’s lock screen.

Which are the most accurate weather apps for Android?

Although the apps on our list give detailed weather summaries on your device homescreen, accuracy is not their strong suit. For more accuracy, go for Accuweather, The Weather Channel, or 1Weather.

Does a live weather wallpaper drain battery?

On latest smartphones with advanced processors and a robust battery life, the impact of a live weather wallpaper on the display is inconsequential. However, if you’re on a slightly older phone, you might need to turn off some of the Live weather features to preserve the battery.

Sayak Boral
Sayak Boral

Sayak Boral is a technology writer with over eleven years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, and network security. He has been writing for MakeTechEasier on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, and Product Reviews.

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