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Backgrounds HD app review: a great collection of free wallpapers



Backgrounds HD by OGQ is an app with a great collection of wallpapers to satisfy all tastes. The wallpapers we use on our mobile devices help to define who we are – they’re a reflection of our personality, but it’s not always easy finding the right wallpaper. With this app you have tons of choices so there’s bound to be something that matches your personality. If you’re not a professional photographer an app like this is the next best thing. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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OGQ Backgrounds - Free HD & Retina Wallpapers


Find the Perfect Wallpaper

Wallpaper apps are fairly common in the App Store – there`s something for pretty much any taste. The problem with some of these apps though is that they’re too focused on one theme. Backgrounds HD takes a much more comprehensive approach by providing you with 45 different categories of wallpapers and most categories contain more than 100 different wallpapers each. If you like a little variety then this app is a great choice.

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There are a couple of issues with this one though. You will have to contend with some ads in the form of banner ads along the bottom of the screen. There’s also no help section of any kind and there are some unique features in this app that would be easier to figure out with a little help. The other thing that’s a little disappointing is that you can’t save the wallpapers as your background of choice from within the app – you have to save them to your photo gallery first which is a bit inconvenient. This app will require 12.7 MB of available space on your iOS device.

Main Features

Backgrounds HD’s user interface is extremely user friendly. When you open the app it defaults to a gallery displaying wallpapers that have been viewed most recently by other users. You can simply swipe up on the screen to scroll through the available wallpapers and to select one you like all you have to do is tap on it and you’ll be able to view a full paged preview. A really cool feature of this app is an option that allows you to preview what the wallpaper would look like on your iOS device. To do this you just tap on the eye icon in the top left corner.

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If you don’t like the wallpapers in the default recent category there are lots of others to choose from. To select a different category you use the menu icon in the top left corner. This will bring up a navigation menu that will allow you to search the categories in several different ways, and there’s also a settings tab on this menu with some basic information about the app and the developers. 

OGQ Backgrounds - Free HD & Retina Wallpapers


Pros and Cons


  • Friendly user interface
  • 45 different categories of wallpapers
  • Cool preview feature
  • Several different wallpaper search options


  • Includes banner ads
  • No instructions
  • Can’t assign wallpapers from within the app

Final Words

Backgrounds HD is one of the better wallpaper apps you’ll find in the App Store. With 45 different categories of wallpaper it offers a lot of choice. If you like to spice your device up with a new wallpaper once in a while this app may be just what you’re looking for. 


OGQ Backgrounds - Free HD & Retina Wallpapers

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.