How to change wallpapers on Mac automatically? It’s tedious to have the same wallpaper all day, every day. I also grew tired of manually changing my background on a daily basis, so I began to delve. And thankfully discovered a feature that allows you to change your Mac‘s wallpaper automatically.
Surprisingly, no third-party programmes are required to change the background automatically. And, because the process isn’t too time-consuming, you’ll get new wallpaper every day (or every hour). There are only two steps involved: create a folder with the wallpapers you like and then set them to rotate automatically.
How to change wallpapers on Mac automatically?
Here is the list of 2 methods to change wallpapers on Mac automatically:
Method #1. Change Mac wallpapers automatically
Notably, with macOS Ventura, Apple has made significant modifications to System Preferences. As a result, the instructions would differ depending on the operating system you’re now running. Here’s a comprehensive guide to both.
Automate Mac wallpapers:
- Select System Settings after clicking the Apple logo in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Scroll all the way down to the Wallpaper section.
- Depending on your previous procedures, click Add Folder or Add Photo Album.
- Choose the folder/album you made in the previous step.
- Click the Choose button.
- Now, select Auto-Rotate (the first image in the album).
- Select the desired time interval from the Change Picture menu.
- Also, check at random.
macOS Monterey or earlier:
- System Preferences can be accessed by clicking the Apple logo.
- Choose the Desktop and Screen Saver options.
- Select Photos -> Under the Albums section, select the wallpapers album.
- Select Folders _> plus + icon -> select the wallpaper folder.
- Click the Choose button.
- Select the “Change picture:” checkbox, then the frequency from the drop-down list beside it.
- You can also use the “Random Order” checkbox.
Because of automatic syncing, any images you upload to the wallpaper album are also added to the list of images that can be set as wallpaper.
Method #2. Create a folder for automatic wallpaper change
If you sync photos between iPhone and Mac, or if the wallpapers are stored in the Photos app, follow these steps.
Use the Photos app:
- Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
- Select the photographs you wish to use as wallpaper and then select the secondary button (right-click).
- Select Add to New Album.
- A new album has been added to My Albums.
- Rename the album and save it.
Create a wallpaper folder:
- Add all of the photographs you want to use as wallpaper to a single folder.
- Place the folder wherever you wish, but keep the path in mind because it will be needed in the next step.