Some Windows users reported that they cannot Tile their wallpaper across a screen or multiple screens as the Tile option is not working for Wallpapers. This option is used to set the same but repeated multiple times to fit a screen or numerous screens. However, when we click on the Tile option when setting a wallpaper, the doesn’t duplicate to fill the screen. In this post, we will discuss this issue and see what should be done if the Tile option is not working in Wallpaper on Windows 11/10.
Fix Tile option not working in Wallpaper on Windows PC
If the Tile option is not working for Wallpapers on your computer and you cannot Tile your Desktop Bacground, follow the below steps.
- Select the default image and then set it to Tile
- Check the size and dimensions of the image
- Change the format of the image
- Set the wallpaper in Clean Boot
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Select the default image and then set it to Tile
Before trying to make amendments to your image, let us first make sure that there is nothing wrong with your custom image. We will be using the default image that’s provided by Windows. Also, with this solution, we can check if the Tile option is working. So, let us set the default image and then set it to Tile using the following steps.
- Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize.
- Click on Background when Settings appear.
- Now, change the Personalize your background to Picture, select the default image, and select Tile.
In case this worked, there is something wrong with your image, so, move on to the next solution. However, if even changing to the default image didn’t make yield a fruitful result, skip the next two solutions as there is something wrong with your system.
2] Check the size and dimension of the image
One of the complications when setting a wallpaper as a tile is the size of the image. A lot of users who were trying to set an image as a tile has selected an image with the same dimension as that of their screen. You need to make sure that image that you want to set as tiles, should be slightly bigger or smaller than the screen’s dimension.
To check the image’s dimension, right-click on the custom image and select Properties. Go to the Details tab and then check its dimensions. In case, you found that the image is not properly sized, open the image with Photos. Now, click on the three dots and select Resize Image. From there, you can change the Width and Height of the image and save the changes made. Finally, apply the wallpaper and check if the issue is resolved.
3] Change the format of the image
If changing the sze of the image doesn’t work, do check the image format. We need to make sure that the image that is to be applied as wallpaper should be JPEG, PNG, or BMP. So, let us check and change it. To check the image format, open File Explorer, go to where your image is stored, and check the extension. If it is not JPG, PNG, or BMP, follow the steps mentioned below to change its format.
- Right-click on the image and select Open with > Paint.
- Click on File > Save > PNG, JPG, or BMP.
- Go to the location where you want to store the image and select Save as.
Now, set the image and hopefully, your issue will be resolved.
4] Set the wallpaper in Clean Boot
If nothing worked, we recommend setting your wallpaper while booting your system in Clean Boot. As in Clean Boot, our computer will only start with built-in Microsoft services and no third-party service that can conflict with the work that you are trying to do. So, start your computer in Clean Boot state and then set the wallpaper. If Windows is able to set the wallpaper as tiles in the Clean Boot State, then maybe some third-party service was preventing it from being set.
We hope you could resolve the issue using the solutions mentioned in this article.
How do you Tile wallpaper on Windows?
It is simple to set a wallpaper as Tiles on Windows, all you have to do is select Tile when setting up the image. So, when you are in Settings > Personalize > Background, change the Choose a file for your desktop image to Tile on Windows 11 and on Windows 10, change Choose to file to Tile.
Why is my wallpaper not working in Windows 11/10?
Your wallpaper will not show if it is set to solid or if the image is corrupted. One may also notice this peculiarity if the image is not supported by Windows.