Async Wallpaper

A flutter package which contains a collection of some functions to set wallpaper on your Android device asynchronously. With this plugin you can also set video live wallpapers (.mp4) natively.


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ExampleExample App
Example in another appExample app screenshot

Features

The package allows you to set wallpaper on your Android device asynchronously, in the following ways.

  • Set wallpaper from a file path
  • Set wallpaper from a URL
  • Set wallpaper from a video file (file path)
  • Can select locations (HOME, LOCK, BOTH)
  • Minimise your app and go to Android home screen

Installing

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

dependencies:
  async_wallpaper: ^2.0.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

pub get

with Flutter:

flutter pub get

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:async_wallpaper/async_wallpaper.dart';

Usage

AsyncWallpaper is a Class that exposes some methods, variables which you can call to set wallpapers. When you want to set wallpaper simply use it like:

await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaperFromFile(
    filePath: file.path,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.HOME_SCREEN,
    goToHome: goToHome,
);

It needs three arguments -

  • filePath – the path of the file to set as wallpaper
  • wallpaperLocation – the location where you want to set the wallpaper
  • goToHome – a bool, which redirects your app to home screen when wallpaper is set

AsyncWallpaper has three locations predefined -

  • HOME_SCREEN – set wallpaper on home screen
  • LOCK_SCREEN – set wallpaper on lock screen
  • BOTH_SCREENS – set wallpaper on both home and lock screen

Detailed Usage

Below is the detailed usage of the package, including all functions defined.

platformVersion

await AsyncWallpaper.platformVersion ?? 'Unknown platform version';

It returns the platform version of the device. Useful for all the Android 11, 12 permission related stuff.

setWallpaperFromFile

Setting wallpaper from a file path, on home screen.

String result;
var file = await DefaultCacheManager().getSingleFile(url);
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaperFromFile(
    filePath: file.path,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.HOME_SCREEN,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Setting wallpaper from a file path, on lock screen.

String result;
var file = await DefaultCacheManager().getSingleFile(url);
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaperFromFile(
    filePath: file.path,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.LOCK_SCREEN,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Setting wallpaper from a file path, on both screens.

String result;
var file = await DefaultCacheManager().getSingleFile(url);
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaperFromFile(
    filePath: file.path,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.BOTH_SCREENS,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Note - You can use the flutter_cache_manager plugin to download the file from the internet, and get the file path.

setWallpaper

Setting wallpaper from a url, on home screen.

String result;
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaper(
    url: url,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.HOME_SCREEN,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Setting wallpaper from a url, on lock screen.

String result;
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaper(
    url: url,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.LOCK_SCREEN,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Setting wallpaper from a url, on both screens.

String result;
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setWallpaper(
    url: url,
    wallpaperLocation: AsyncWallpaper.BOTH_SCREENS,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

setLiveWallpaper

Setting live wallpaper requires .mp4 file. Also currently local files are only supported, so download it before calling this function. The method call redirect to native Android live wallpaper setting intent, so no locations are currently supported.

String result;
var file = await DefaultCacheManager().getSingleFile(liveUrl);
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
    result = await AsyncWallpaper.setLiveWallpaper(
    filePath: file.path,
    goToHome: goToHome,
    )
        ? 'Wallpaper set'
        : 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
} on PlatformException {
    result = 'Failed to get wallpaper.';
}

Note - You can find more detailed examples in the example directory.

Bugs or Requests

If you encounter any problems feel free to open an issue. If you feel the library is missing a feature, please raise a ticket on GitHub and I'll look into it. Pull request are also welcome.

See Contributing.md.

Libraries

async_wallpaper