Look, with all due respect to Apple’s default desktop wallpapers, but staring at the same combination of orange and yellow all day, every day, can get a little boring. If you’ve been thinking your office life needs some spice for a long time, a new wallpaper might be just what you need.
I’m here to show you how. It only takes seconds and I will be with you every step of the way.
How to change your Mac wallpaper
First, you’ll want to open the System Settings. It’s located in the Apple menu at the top left of the screen.
Scroll down to Background tab on the left side. If your Mac is connected to multiple displays, select the display you want to change. Select a new wallpaper. Apple has a number of options you can choose from, including plain colors.
If none of the Apple wallpapers strike your fancy and you want to choose your own photo, it gets a little more complicated.
How to change your Mac background to a photo
Move your photo to your computer from your phone, camera, drive, or any device where it’s saved. I tend to use AirDrop for this since I have an iPhone. Put it in a folder that you can easily find. Back in System Settings, click on Add folder at the bottom of the Background page. Find the folder where your photo is located and select it. The contents of that folder should appear immediately.
This is a photo I took at the bottom.
Select your favorite photo. And that’s it! A new wallpaper of your own.