How to Add Animated Weather Effects to any Wallpaper on Galaxy S24

Samsung’s Galaxy S24 lineup is one of the phones that has a good bunch of AI tools under the Galaxy AI nametag. We recently spoke about the Circle to Search tool as well as the Object Eraser tool that is currently exclusive to the Galaxy S24 lineup. If you are someone who loves to tinker around and customize the look and feel of their Galaxy S24 device, we have another tool for you.

The tool in question for the Galaxy S24 is called Photo Ambient Wallpaper. Now, you can easily set AI-generated wallpapers as your device’s home screen and lock screen backgrounds, but did you know that you can now add interesting effects to your wallpaper? Yes, you can. This tool is called Photo Ambient Wallpaper and we will be showing you how you can use this effect for your device’s lock screen.

Let’s get started.

How to Set Photo Ambient Wallpapers On Galaxy S24

The Photo Ambient wallpaper feature is not enabled by default. This is a part of the Labs experimental project so you will first need to enable this feature.  We have listed the steps as well as the process to use this Photo Ambient Wallpaper.

Enable Photo Ambient Wallpaper Feature

How to Use Photo Ambient Wallpapers on Galaxy S24
  1. First, you need to launch the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down till you see the Advanced Features option. Tap on it.
  3. On the Advanced Features page, tap on the Labs option.
  4. You will now see several experiments to choose from.
  5. Tap on Photo Ambient Wallpaper and make sure to switch the toggle to On.

This is how you can enable the Photo Ambient Wallpaper on your Galaxy S24 device. With the feature enabled and ready to roll, it’s now time to set up the Photo Ambient wallpaper on your Galaxy S24.

Set Photo Ambient Wallpaper On Galaxy S24

Now that you have enabled the Photo Ambient Wallpaper feature on your Galaxy S24, it is time to make use of the feature for your background. Here are the steps.

How to Use Photo Ambient Wallpapers on Galaxy S24
  1. Long press on the home screen of your device.
  2. Tap on Wallpaper and style.
  3. Now, choose Change wallpaper.
  4. Scroll down a bit and you should see the Photo Ambient option under the Creative block. Tap on it.
  5. You will now have to choose an image of your choice from the Gallery browser.
  6. Once you have selected the image proceed to set it as your lock screen.
How to Use Photo Ambient Wallpapers on Galaxy S24

While you set up the photo ambient wallpaper, you should know that the effects will not work in every type of weather condition out there. Select weather conditions such as rain and snow will have an effect. Other weather conditions are yet to be seen.

This concludes the guide on how you can enable and set up Photo Ambient wallpapers on your Galaxy S24 device. Now, the feature does sound cool but if the particular weather in your city does not affect your wallpaper, then it does get boring.

Additionally, how many of us out there would be willing to make use of this feature regularly? Not many of us if you think about it. Nonetheless, it is a great feature to show around if someone asks you what other things your Galaxy S24 can do.

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