How to Automatically Change Wallpaper on MacOS

Looking at the same wallpaper every day can be dull. When you first put it up, you loved it and thought that you would never get tired of it. Time passed, and all you can think of is changing that wallpaper on your Mac. Even if you change it, the same thing is going to end up happening sooner or later.

The solution to your problems has been sitting your Mac’s preferences all this time. With this option, you won’t have to set time apart to do something your Mac can do for you. Most of us don’t have a chance to get to know everything single little thing about our Mac’s. So, it’s only natural that you don’t know everything it can do for you. But, now you’re going to get to know this feature that is going to add some much-need life to you Mac’s display.

How to Automatically Change Wallpaper on Your Mac

Thanks to this option. You will be able to see how your wallpaper changes without you having to do a thing. I think you are going to like what you see since you can rotate through wallpaper pictures, background effects or going from a color image to a black and white one.

What you choose is obviously up to you, but knowing you have this option is always a good thing. To change your wallpaper, first, you need to go to your Mac’s System Preference from the Apple menu.

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Once there, click on Desktop & Screen Saver and then go to the Desktop tab. Right under the wallpaper option you’ll see the Change picture option. The default time that it is going to be set on in 30 Minutes, but you choose the time interval you want. The good thing is that you are quite a few options to choose from.

Automatically Change Wallpaper

If you want to get the best results possible, I would recommend that you also click on the Random order option. That way you’re never going to know what to expect. Once you’re done, your current wallpaper is going to disappear. From that point on, the wallpaper is going to change according to the time interval you set up. Finally! A breath of fresh wallpaper air.


If you never noticed the option before, now you’ll finally be able to enjoy a different wallpaper now and then. So, if you never got around to manually doing it yourself, now you can have your Mac go ahead and it for you.

I’m sure you have more important things to do than worry about than changing your Mac’s wallpaper, right? As you can see it’s something that is very easy to do, yet can easily be overlooked with the other great features your Mac distracts you with. So, do you think that you will give this feature a try? Let me know in the comments.

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