HomeChromebookHow to Setup a Screen Saver on Chromebook

How to Setup a Screen Saver on Chromebook

Screen savers don’t have many purposes beyond looking cool and hiding your screen. When your screen is idle, shows photos, time, weather, and media info.

You can enable a screen saver on your Chromebook with personal photos and information. And you can make any Chrome OS device as a smart display when it is idle. Here is a complete guide on; how to setup a screen saver on Chromebook.

How to Setup a Screen Saver on Chromebook

In order to use the screen saver feature on your Chromebook, your device needs to have Chrome OS 88 or newer.

If you are running the older version of Chrome OS, you can check our guide on; how to update your Chromebook.

After that, follow the following steps to a setup screen saver on Chromebook:

Step 1: On your desktop, right-click on the empty area. A menu will appear; select the “Set Wallpaper & Style” option from the menu.

Highlighting Set Walllpaper &  Style from the Context Menu

Step 2: This will open the wallpaper app. Here, click on the “Turn On” button in the “Screen Saver” section to enable it.

Note:- From here you can also change your Chromebook background wallpaper and theme of your Chromebook.

Turn ON Screen Saver

Step 3: To setup the screen saver, we have a few customization options to choose from; on the next screen. You can choose between animations like a slide show, feel the breeze, and Float on by in the “Screen Saver Animation” section.

Setup a Screen Saver on Chromebook

Step 4: You can also change the image source between “Google Photos” or “Art Gallery.” Each one will give you a few different albums to choose from. If you select “Google Photos,” you can choose from your personal albums.

Select an Image Source

Step 5: After you have selected your image source, go down to the “Weather” section and choose “Fahrenheit” or “Celsius.”

Changing Weather Setting on Screen Saver

Now you have a screen saver that resembles a Smart Display with some useful information and custom background pictures. When you are not using your Chromebook, this should make your Chromebook look a little nicer.


That’s it; this is how you can setup a screen saver on your Chromebook. You can also check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
Recommended Posts


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Posts