Lack of decent wallpapers in iPad Pro leads to browsing through tons of images online. You start with typing ‘wallpaper for iPad Pro‘ and probably that’s how you’ve landed on this article. Although many wallpaper apps turn up on your screen as ads while surfing through Instagram or Facebook stories, they mostly turn out to be a sham and either have too many ads or ask too much money. So I have compiled a list of sources and apps you can quickly check out for some great wallpapers.
Changing your wallpaper on your iPad is easy, simply navigate to the Settings app, tap on Wallpaper, and next tap on Choose a New Wallpaper. You can choose from Apple’s stock wallpapers or your own Photo library. Tap on the wallpaper you like and set it up as your Lock Screen or Home Screen wallpaper.
The following are the iPad Pro dimensions you should look for.
- iPad Pro 10.5″: 1668 x 2224
- iPad Pro 11″: 2388 x 1668
- iPad Pro 12.9″: 2732 x 2048
First off, if you don’t really want an extra app for the task, I have some sources you might be rather interested in.
1. Wallpapers Central
ispazio.net is probably the easiest way to get official Apple Wallpapers for your devices. iPad Pro just got a refresh in 2020 and it’s got a new set of wallpapers but you don’t have to spend $800 to get it. You can download and set the official wallpapers on your iPhone, iPad, or even Desktop. All the wallpapers are free and all they ask in return is you give the credit to @ispazio.
Visit Wallpapers Central (free)
Poolga is basically a pool of art and illustrations for iOS devices created by some of the finest artists from around the world. The site has over 1000 plus artists that are currently contributing to the long list. It is a very helpful and simple source for wallpapers. You can choose to browse wallpapers specific to your device or either by artist names if you know a few and follow them.
Visit Poolga.com (free downloads)
For those of you who are familiar with the name, you guessed it right. r/iWallpaper is a dedicated subreddit where people keep sharing wallpaper for their iPad Pro. The community is growing by the day and you can find some great artistic works on the page. The only downside might be that there can be no category filter. While you’re at it, you might want to check out the best Reddit apps for your devices.
Visit Reddit (free downloads)
Nasa regularly captures the space with incredibly pristine camera technology and produces stunning pictures and if you’re a fan of space, you can get the wallpapers from the official NASA website. Simply visit the link below and browse the different missions and projects available for download. One of my favorites are the ISS, Curiosity, and Juno missions.
Visit Nasa (free)
5. Alex Ross (artist)
Alex Ross is a Chicago based artist who is quite popular amongst some Reddit community. His Twitter page is considered to be a good and updated source for some great artistic wallpapers. Oh! and he a Marvel fan or as it seems from his page overview.
Credits Alex Ross
iPadable is a dedicated website for all iPad related topics. Although the website moves around accessories, tutorials, and applications, they have shared a page with 100+ wallpapers collection. You can simply download a high-quality image from this page.
Visit iPadable (free downloads)
Papers.co holds an impressive collection of high-quality wallpapers that look amazing on the iPad. The website layout is simple and you get an assorted list of wallpapers on the front and you can just tap to download it to your iPad.
Visit Papers.co (free)
You’ve probably heard of this one and it’s for the right reasons I must say. Unsplash is mostly a wallpaper search engine in itself and has a wide variety of collections. The wallpapers are pooled in by thousands of artists and photographers around the world.
The app has a search bar wherein you can search by keywords, titles, artists, and more. The updated collection is displayed on the home page of the app. You can also choose to browse according to themes and categories. The app also has a dark mode although I don’t really see a significance.
Download Unsplash (free)
Pexels is another great app for wallpaper hunting and offers a wide range of updated database. You can search by keyword, artist name, different themes, and more. The app interface suits perfectly the topic-based searches. You can also join the Pexels community and follow and share the collection with other people.
Download Pexels (free)
Vellum seems to be very artistic and has nothing more than just a wallpaper database right upfront. The was amongst popular recommendations on some Reddit threads and so I had to try it but to my surprise, this app is not even optimized for iPad Pro 2018 yet. But you can still browse through a number of designs and pictures, after all, you do need to download and set a picture as wallpaper.
Download Vellum (free, $2 for ad-free version)
11. Wallpaper HD
Another popular recommendation that is not optimized for my iPad Pro. But you can still browse through an amazing collection of pictures to download them. As the name suggests the pictures are all high quality. You can also upload your contribution of wallpapers from the app itself.
Download Wallpapers HD (free, in-app purchases)
Otherwise a normal wallpaper app, Everpix has some exclusive categories like calendar, quotes, 3D, etc. I can’t say to what extent it justifies the price it demands but the loud ads in the free version can drive you crazy. Tap on an image on the preview page to see how the icons and clock appear on the screen.
Download Everpix (free, $30 yearly for the premium version)
Kind of an honorable mention, Pixabay is yet another database with a great wallpaper database.
Download Pixabay (free)
Although there are plenty of apps with a huge pool of wallpapers from across the world, I would still consider using one of the online sources. A major contributing reason to this is that the apps don’t even set your wallpaper for you to leave aside the automation. Another reason is that since you have to download a picture, after all, you can access Poolga or one of your favorite artists. This way you save yourself a ton of browsing in Google images and don’t need to bother for another app altogether. Take your pick and let me know your experience in the comments below.