Some people say that screensavers are not useful anymore as modern devices don’t need them, and they are right. But we say that we like screensavers, we want to use them just because they are cool!
Screensaver apps are perfect for those who want to personalize their devices. You can find a large variety of live wallpapers, thousands of images and animations you can use as a screensaver, as well as some useful screensaver widgets for your smartphone or tablet. There are so many ways for your personalization! We have chosen the best screensaver apps for Android and iOS and found out their pros and cons, so you can check and find your best one.
Bedside Clock – Digital / Analog 4+
A very simple screensaver application which turns your iPhone or iPad into a night clock. It provides abilities to change the brightness of the screen in order not to interrupt your sleep. The app is very convenient if you don’t have a bedside clock.
- It is a perfect screensaver: the black background is not irritating at all;
- You can choose your favorite color and format of the clock;
- It’s completely free, doesn’t contain any ads or in-app purchases.
- Not many things you can change in design;
- In my opinion, it lacks an alarm function.
Verdict: It’s a perfect clock-replacing screensaver mode if you don’t expect any other functions.
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Wallpapers HD for iPhone, iPod, and iPad
This application is not exactly a screensaver app, it’s a kind of a library of thousands of HD pictures you can use as a wallpaper or as a screensaver. It is probably the best free wallpaper search system. It definitely simplifies the process of finding a necessary picture: all the wallpapers are categorized.
- Thousands of high-quality pictures;
- The ability to download the picture you liked or use it without downloading;
- You can find a picture fitting your device or cut it so it perfectly fits;
- The app is absolutely free.
- Not exactly a screensaver app;
- All the pictures are static.
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Magic Screen Customize Your Lock & Home Wallpaper
Another good iOS app for personalization. The app provides an opportunity to choose and change pictures and use them as wallpaper or lock image. So, with this application, you can create a perfect screensaver yourself.
- Many image editing functions: frames, effects, many fonts, collages;
- A nice interface;
- The ability to create a GIF screensaver or wallpaper;
- Via this app, you can share your pictures with nearby computers using Wi-Fi connection.
- You use only your pictures and photos;
- It’s more like a picture editor, but the functions are limited.
Verdict: the app is good for those who want to create a screensaver image themselves. You should try it because it’s fun.
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This is the app for those who miss the old-times Linux screensavers. The author recreated the images in details, so you will have those nostalgic feelings.
- Very simple design and interface;
- Causes nostalgia.
- It can’t be used as a real screensaver, it’s more like a game.
Verdict: Perfect for those who remember what the old-school screensavers can be like.
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Aquarium Live HD +
This is a version of the popular mac app for iPhones and iPads. You can turn your device’s screen into a beautiful aquarium with wonderful sea creatures. The app provides 4 long videos running in full screen, which is quite calming and beautiful.
- High-quality videos used as screensaver;
- You can also add sounds of sea and waves and mix them;
- The app has a sleep timer option.
- Not free.
Verdict: Beautiful screensaver app you will find relaxing.
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Another aquarium app you can get for your iPhone or iPad. It is more like a game: you can not only watch the screensaver mode but also interact with your fish.
- Great full-screen interactive screensaver;
- Beautiful interface;
- You can add sounds;
- The app is free.
- Contains ads, which can be removed using in-app purchases.
Verdict: A nice game you should try, even if ads can be irritating.
This app is also a library for thousands of wallpaper images. You can find the picture you like easily as they are divided into categories. So you can choose your favorite screensaver using this wallpaper search engine.
- Really great choice;
- Easy to find;
- You can change images: add stickers, make collages and so on;
- No ads, free of charge.
- Doesn’t provide any screensaver mode and doesn’t hide the interface.
Verdict: Perfect wallpaper app, can be good if you want a screensaver, but it depends on your requests.
If you are looking for wallpaper apps, check our article here: 15 Free Wallpaper Apps for iPhone & iPad.back to menu ↑
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Lucid – DayDream Screensaver
A great screensaver app for your Android device. It automatically turns on when your smartphone or tablet is charged. The screen shows all the information needed, from clocks to battery level. You can choose any background you want.
- A very informative app, all the data about your device on your screen;
- An easy and beautiful interface.
- Many functions are not free.
Verdict: A very good screensaver app, not only beautiful but also useful.
Magic Window – Living Pictures
Often we need not only a screen saver for the smartphone, but also something soothing and relaxing. Have you ever heard of interactive photos or modern electronic photo frames? So Magic Window is an improved version of them.
You can turn your iPhone or iPad into a window with an enchanting landscape. In addition to the basic picture, all this is accompanied by sounds of nature and environment, birds singing or water murmuring – depending on the landscape you choose. You can even fully enjoy sunset or dawn, or watch the northern lights or tides – all with touchscreen control.
If you like the wallpaper so much, the app supports AirPlay. As wallpaper you can also put “live photos” taken by hand.
In addition to the basic functionality – the screensaver itself – you get an alarm clock, a sleep timer, as well as a weather forecast. Get a magic window with a large set of functions directly to your iOS device.
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This is a Wallpaper app where you can find many pictures and use them both for your main screen and lock screen. It works as a search engine for wallpapers. All images are uploaded to the cloud and updated regularly.
- Reach choice;
- Easy to find new pictures;
- Compatible with any Android device.
- Contains ads;
- No full-screen mode.
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Sea Landscapes Live Wallpaper
This app provides animated wallpaper images giving an effect of a real screensaver. You can choose any sea landscape animation you want, the image is quite realistic.
- Beautiful and relaxing animation;
- Very realistic seascapes;
- Good both for smartphones and tablets.
- Lacks full-screen mode;
- As with any animated wallpaper, bad for your battery.
Verdict: If you love the sea, you will love this app.
Earth & Moon in HD Gyro 3D Parallax Live Wallpaper
Do you want a small piece of the Earth in your device? This application is for you! It sets a realistic 3D motion-sensitive picture of our planet as your wallpaper. This is one of the best screensavers you can find!
- Very realistic and interactive;
- Details are done perfectly;
- It is space thematics, come on.
- As many apps, lacks full-screen option.
Verdict: If you love the space, try it and you will never regret it! Especially good for tablets.
This screensaver app is very simple: just a bunch of stars in your smartphone. Very beautiful, realistic and easy to customize app having a beautiful space theme.
- The app has a full-screen mode;
- You can choose speed, direction, and types of stars;
- Extremely simple and lightweight.
- All in all, only one picture available.
Verdict: a small and not popular but very nice app.
Photo Gallery and Screensaver
This app allows you to set your photo gallery as a background for your screen saver. You can put them in order and set time between them, so it can be a good opportunity for personalization.
You can put some information you need on the screen. You can use this app as a daydream default.
- Unlike most others, this app really resembles a screensaver;
- Good opportunity for personalization;
- Use your gallery and search pictures online.
- You can sync it with your Android TV.
Verdict: Very good screensaver app, quite a default one, but it is not very popular among users.
Beautiful Widgets Pro
Beautiful Widgets Pro – a paid application for Android with excellent functionality. We all love it when the screen of our mobile phone looks exactly as we like – it primarily concerns the screensaver and wallpaper. In addition to the banal screensaver, you get numerous widgets, weather forecast and clocks. All this switches with beautiful animation.
In a watch widget you get the date, the time, and the alarm clock. Once you have access to your location, Beautiful Widgets Pro shows you interactive weather wallpapers. The weather outside the window can also be shown as an animation on the screen.
The only nuance: the application is installed only on the internal memory of the phone because of the widgets.
If you are looking for more widgets, check our article here: 17 Best clock widgets for Android.back to menu ↑
Wallpapers & Backgrounds for Me
Everyone checks their phone 100 times a day on average. And you know that each time they see the same image. Did you have a desire to see different wallpaper when unlocking? Wallpapers & Backgrounds for Me will help you in this situation!
The sea, and then surprisingly desert sands, paradisiacal jungle or rocky cliffs – picturesque landscapes are the base of the application gallery. The application is also excellent because it has a catalog of 3D wallpaper – they will definitely make your smartphone more unique.
Constantly updated tab “News” will not leave you cold. You can choose from 10 categories for every taste – from picturesque landscapes to minimalistic geometric wallpaper. You can set up the application so that the screen saver will change dynamically to images from a certain category. Also, the wallpaper varies in theme: for example, for Christmas, thematic collections appear.
Backgrounds (HD Wallpapers)
Another wallpaper library, containing live wallpapers as well, You can find one of the thousands of HD pictures to customize your device.
- 4,7 rating and more than 200 000 downloads;
- No ads;
- Traffic saving mode.
- No full-screen option.
With these apps, you can turn your Android or iOS device into anything you want. Use screensavers and see what you want to see all the time!