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How to Change Your MacOS Wallpaper Automatically

Changing desktop wallpaper can be a chore. I used to lazily go to the Desktop & Screen Saver settings in my Macbook to pick a somewhat mediocre wallpaper from a rather limited selection, set it, only to complain about it and repeat the same cycle again. I thought to myself, there must be an app that can solve this conundrum. Turns out there is!

How to Change Your MacOS Wallpaper Automatically

Published by The LingoNomad

One day, when using my Microsoft Surface Pro 7, I was a little taken aback at how the wallpaper in my lock screen looks different on its own from time to time. It reminded me on how unsatisfied I have been most of the time with the wallpaper on my Macbook Air, as I had been struggling to pick something out of the default wallpapers that come in its settings. If you're a Macbook user, you should already know how limited the wallpaper options are that come in its default settings.

Then I realized there must be some kind of application that I can install that could change wallpapers automatically using photos from the internet. A quick search led me to:


Irvue is an app from Mac App Store that does exactly this. Irvue automatically sets your wallpaper from Unsplash, a free, high-quality stock photo website with photos from professional and amateur photographers around the world. 

One of Irvue's main feature is that you can easily set update intervals, i.e. how often you want your wallpaper to change, from every 30 minutes, every few hours, every 24 hours, every few days, up to every month. I personally like to have it change my wallpaper every 24 hours, and if you happen not to like the wallpaper that Irvue changed for you, you can always tell it to change your current wallpaper manually.

Oh, and one more thing, you don't have to download any of the wallpapers as Irvue sets your wallpaper directly from Unsplash, but you're certainly free to do so if you have favorites!

Irvue Update Interval Setting

Here are some wallpapers that Irvue have set for my desktop:

Irvue MacOS Desktop Wallpaper 01

Irvue MacOS Desktop Wallpaper 02

Irvue MacOS Desktop Wallpaper 03

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