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Most Common Wallpaper Sizes (2022)

Matic Broz profile picture By Matic Broz Updated August 24, 2022
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We analyzed over 2200 modern laptops and over 500 desktop monitors to find the most common resolutions, and thus the wallpaper sizes. We also checked iPhones, iPads, and iMac displays from the year 2014 onward (iPhone 6).

The most common desktop and mobile wallpaper size is 1920×1080 pixels, representing around 50% of all screen resolutions. We also found out that Apple products’ wallpaper dimensions increase by about 11% every third generation (equivalent to about 3.6% per generation).

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Most Common Resolutions

Wallpaper sizes come in all kinds of resolutions and aspect ratios. On laptops, it depends on the model and screen size, whereas on desktops, it depends on the screen you purchase.

NameResolution (Width x Height, in Pixels)Aspect ratio
Standard Definition (SD)640×4804:3
High Definition (HD)1280×72016:9
Full High Definition (FHD)1920×108016:9
Quad-HD (QHD)2560×144016:9
Ultra High Definition (UHD) or 4K3840×216016:9

Desktop wallpaper sizes

The most common wallpaper size for desktops is 1920×1080 pixels, called FHD (full high-definition), with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Other popular wallpapers include 2560×1440 pixels (QHD) and 3840×2160 pixels (4K). The older HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels and the semi-FHD 1600×900 are not as popular anymore.

  • 1920×1080 (50.3%) – FHD
  • 2560×1440 (18.8%) QHD
  • 3840×2160 (15.7%) – 4K
  • 3440×1440 (5.1%)
  • 2560×1080 (2.3%)
  • 5120×2880 (1.3%)
  • 3840×1600 (1.3%)
  • 3840×1080 (0.8%)
  • 1280×1024 (0.8%)
  • 1366×768 (0.6%) – HD
  • 6016×3384 (0.4%)
  • 1920×1200 (0.4%)
  • 1024×600 (0.4%)
  • 1400×900 (0.4%)
  • 1600×900 (0.4%)
  • 5120×2160 (0.2%)
  • 2560×1600 (0.2%)
  • 1980×1080 (0.2%)
  • 3840×1200 (0.2%)
  • 1440×900 (0.2%)
  • 800×400 (0.2%)

Laptop Wallpaper Sizes

Laptop wallpapers are generally smaller because laptop screens have smaller resolutions than desktop computers. The most common laptop wallpaper size is 1920×1080px (FHD), followed by 1366×768px (HD). QHD and 4K are still quite rare, although more and more laptops have high-resolution displays.

  • 1920×1080 (57.6%) – FHD
  • 1366×768 (19.2%) – HD
  • 2560×1600 (2.8%) QHD
  • 3840×2160 (2.7%) – 4K
  • 1920×1200 (2.0%)
  • 2256×1504 (2.0%)
  • 1600×900 (2.0%)
  • 2880×1920 (2.0%)
  • 2560×1440 (1.8%) QHD
  • 2736×1824 (1.4%)
  • 2496×1664 (0.9%)
  • 1920×1280 (0.8%)
  • 1536×1024 (0.6%)
  • 2880×1800 (0.5%)
  • 1366×912 (0.4%)
  • 3000×2000 (0.4%)
  • 3840×2400 (0.4%)
  • 2400×1600 (0.4%)
  • 3240×2160 (0.4%)
  • 1280×800 (0.3%)
  • 2160×1350 (0.2%)
  • 2304×1440 (0.2%)
  • 1440×900 (0.1%)
  • 1920×1028 (0.1%)
  • 2048×1536 (0.1%)
  • 1024×600 (0.1%)
  • 3300×2200 (0.1%)

Mac Wallpaper Sizes

  • iMac 24” – 4480×2520 pixels
  • MacBook Pro 13” – 2560×1600 pixels
  • MacBook Pro 14” – 3024×1964 pixels
  • MacBook Pro 16” – 3456×2234 pixels
  • Studio Display 27” – 5120×2880 pixels
  • Pro Display XDR 32” – 6016×3384 pixels
  • MacBook Air 13.6”– 2560×1664 pixels

iPhone Wallpaper Size

iPhoneResolution (Width×Height, in Pixels)
iPhone 6750×1334
iPhone 6 Plus1080×1920
iPhone 6s750×1334
iPhone 6s Plus1080×1920
iPhone SE (2016)640×1136
iPhone 7750×1334
iPhone 7 Plus1080×1920
iPhone 8750×1334
iPhone 8 Plus1080×1920
iPhone X1125×2436
iPhone XS1125×2436
iPhone XS Max1242×2688
iPhone XR828×1792
iPhone 11828×1792
iPhone 11 Pro1125×2436
iPhone 11 Pro Max1242×2688
iPhone SE (2020)750×1334
iPhone 121170×2532
iPhone 12 mini1125×2436
iPhone 12 Pro1170×2532
iPhone 12 Pro Max1284×2778
iPhone 131170×2532
iPhone 13 mini1080×2340
iPhone 13 Pro1170×2532
iPhone 13 Pro Max1284×2778

How to change the wallpaper on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Wallpaper.
  2. Tap Choose a New Wallpaper.
  3. Tap All Photos to open the images in your Camera Roll.
  4. Select the image you want to set as the wallpaper, then align or resize it if necessary.
  5. Tap Set, and choose whether you want to Set Lock ScreenSet Home Screen, or Set Both.

iPad wallpaper size

iPad wallpaper sizes keep increasing through generations.

iPadResolution (Width×Height, in Pixels)
iPad Pro 12.9‑inch2048×2732
iPad Pro 11‑inch1668×2388
iPad Pro 10.5-inch1668×2224
iPad Air (4th generation)1640×2360
iPad Air (3rd generation)1668×2224
iPad Air (1st generation)1536×2048
iPad (9th generation)1620×2160
iPad (8th generation)1620×2160
iPad (7th generation)1620×2160
iPad (6th generation)1536×2048
iPad (5th generation)1536×2048
iPad mini (5th generation)1536×2048
iPad mini (6th generation)1488×2266
iPad Pro 9.7‑inch1536×2048
iPad Air 21536×2048
iPad mini1536×2048
iPad mini 41536×2048
iPad mini 31536×2048
iPad mini 21536×2048

Frequently Asked Questions

What size is a desktop wallpaper?

The standard size for desktop wallpaper is 1920 pixels in width and 1080 pixels in height (1920×1080 px). Other popular sizes include 2560×1440 pixels (QHD) and 3840×2160 pixels (4K).

What size is Mac wallpaper?

The new MacBook Pro models come with 3024x×1964px and 3456×2234px displays, roughly equivalent to a 4K resolution. The latest iMac 24” comes with a 4.5K Retina display, which requires a 4480×2520px wallpaper resolution.

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