What is the Difference Between Screensavers and Wallpaper?

Many people don’t know the difference between screensavers and wallpaper. This article will explain the difference between them.

The distinction between screensavers and wallpapers is that a wallpaper is a static image that serves as the computer desktop’s background, whereas a screensaver is software that displays a moving picture on the screen when it isn’t in use. The screensaver conceals the computer desktop to prevent harm to the screen and for security reasons.

The background on your computer screen when it is inactive is called a screensaver, while wallpaper is what you see when your desktop loads. So think of wallpapers as the background image on your phone, tablet, or laptop that you can customize to your liking!

Screensavers are pre-installed on your computer and can be activated when you’re not using them. For example, when I turn my laptop on but don’t use it for a while, the screensaver turns on.

The same goes for iPhone and Android phones-when you’re playing a game or navigating through an app, your home screen is what’s called “locked.” In that state, there isn’t much to look at so it prompts you to set up a screensaver instead of simply loading the wallpaper.

If you want to get technical about it, there isn’t really such thing as a ‘screensaver’ anymore because most devices let you change your background image without having an actual screensaver running in the background.

Very few people know that the wallpaper – the image you choose to be behind all of your icons and apps on your phone or computer can also be called a wallpaper. So yes, the background of your device is technically both a screensaver and a wallpaper, depending on which term you prefer.

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