We've done tests, and we've found that there's a .001% chance you're going to read any of this. Odds are you're going to immediately start clicking the "Next" button, scrolling through the dozens of images we've hunted down, resized, and saved for use on the PlayStation Vita. But if you are reading this, it's likely because you haven't figured out how to add wallpapers, in which case you can just look below to find out how to get all set up.

How to add a wallpaper to your PlayStation Vita's home screen

There are two ways to get the wallpaper onto your system. The first is to just open the page on the Vita's browser, hold down on the image, and save it. There, you're done! If you want to use your computer, though, there are a few steps you need to take.

Click on the expand button on the top right of any image, which bumps the size up to the full resolution. Next, right click the image and click "Save as...". Good work. You're halfway there.

Next, plug in your PlayStation Vita and go to Content Manager. It might prompt you to download a program - if it does, go ahead and download it. It's a small file, and you'll likely end up using it a lot.

Now go to "Copy Content" and click PC ---> PS Vita System, and then scroll down to Photo. This will launch the Photo application, where you'll see images with check boxes next to them. These are the images in your Photos folder (the program you install will let you change the folder location, if you want). Simply check the boxes you want to bring over and then hit Copy. Boom. You now have images on your Vita.

Now go into your photo gallery on your Vita and open an image. If you tap the screen a small bubble will pop up on the bottom right of the screen, which you need to click on. Now hit "Use as Start Screen" and you're done. It's set.

You can also set images to individual page wallpapers. Hold down an icon like you're going to delete it and a little icon will appear on the bottom right. Click it, and you can give each page of your Vita a different wallpaper.

If you want to make your own, just find an image you want, resize it to 960x544, and then save it, repeating the same steps above.

We're going to continue adding images for the next few weeks, so be sure to check back regularly for even more options (last updated 2/24)


Vita wallpapers


  • rjjones - February 24, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    wait.... 2012's biggest? But I See Gordon Freeman... WHAT DOES IT MEAN??
  • talleyXIV - February 24, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    Lazy article, but... the Pikmin 2 background being included really made my day.
  • JADENkOTOR - February 24, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    No Arkham City? Im not even angry, Im impressed
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 24, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    I TOTALLY had one, and it just isn't... there. Added another, though.
  • rainn'sgaydar - February 24, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    Coop, this was probably the best intro you've written! Made me laugh, at least. Also, thanks. Mario will have never looked better than on my Sony platform!
  • penguinchilli - February 24, 2012 2:14 a.m.

    What game is picture 11 from?
  • Hig1134 - February 24, 2012 5:10 a.m.

    Gravity Rush
  • flare149 - February 24, 2012 midnight

    Also you can change the menu screen background my holding your finger on one of the icons, and then when it goes into edit mode click the little wallpaper icon to the bottom right of the screen. Hope that helps someone! You can change every page to something different!
  • Corsair89 - February 23, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    So many good ones to choose from... I can't decide.
  • xarab4lyfex - February 23, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Bastion background on a Vita lolololol.
  • BladedFalcon - February 23, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    Ahhh, no wonder i never recognized it. XD Thanks mate! and to Hollander as well!
  • kit07 - February 23, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    you explain how to download these files to ur PSV, but couldn't you just save them from ur internet browser on ur PSV? im confused. i guess iwas the 0.001%
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 23, 2012 7 p.m.

    ...sure! I'll include that (honestly didn't think of that! overcomplicated things)...
  • WinkedUp Lozza - February 23, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    Odd that people who have a PS Vita would want to put a HALO background on it... Traitors...
  • MasterBhater - February 23, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    It's for people like me who own an Xbox but buy a Vita because Microsoft's too busy making smartphones and Zunes
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 23, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    Guild Wars? Maybe?
  • BladedFalcon - February 23, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    ...Dammit, i recognize all of these images SAVE ONE, and is the image I found the most cool XD So yeah... what game is image 12 from?
  • MeTimeFreeTime - February 23, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    The one with all the zombies facing left? Yeah, it's Guild Wars 2.

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