Great Images For Your iPad Background or Home Screen

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Hubble Ultra Deep Field iPad Background

Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Image by NASA.

The easiest way to customize your iPad is to change the background wallpaper and/or set a home screen image. And to help you get started, I've collected some cool iPad backgrounds that can make your iPad look like it is floating in water, living in the forest or traveling through the stars.

How to Download These Background Images to Your iPad:

You can download these images by tapping the "Download This Image" button. When the image appears on your iPad, hold a finger down on the photograph until a menu pops up prompting you to either "Save Image" or "Copy".  Choose "Save Image" and the photo will be saved to the Camera Roll album in the Photos app.  

Don't know how to set the background image on an iPad? You can change your background through the iPad settings in the Brightness & Wallpaper section. (Get help setting the iPad background wallpaper).

Pictured Above: The classic picture of the stars as a background image is taken to the next level with the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

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Earth From Space iPad Background

The Blue Planet
Image by NASA.

It's hard to go wrong with an iPad background of the Earth as viewed from space. This one makes an excellent lock screen.  

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The Moon iPad Background

The Moon
Image by NASA.

The moon can also make a great background, giving your iPad that lunar colony feeling. This one will make a great background for either the lock screen or the home screen.

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Blue Star iPad Background

Blue Star
Photo by NASA.

This awesome photo depicts a bright blue star passing through a large cloud of dust and gas.

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Close to the Sun iPad Background

Exoplanet HD 189733b
Photo by NASA.

How would you like to live that close to the Sun? Exoplanet HD 189733b is actually in a totally different solar system and orbits its star every 2.2 days.

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The Pinwheel Galaxy iPad Background

The Pinwheel Galaxy
Photo by NASA.

The Pinwheel Galaxy is located within the constellation of Ursa Major, which most people know as the Big Dipper. This image actually depicts how the galaxy looked about 21 million years ago, which is how long it has taken the light to reach us.

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Sun Burst iPad Background

Sun Burst
Photo © Jaypeg21 via Flickr.

These beautifully blooming flowers can make a great backdrop for your icons.   Fun fact about flowers: Almost 60 percent of the fresh-cut flowers in the United States come from California.   And we though Florida was the sunshine state.  

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Ocean Beach iPad Background

Ocean Beach
Photo © Sephen Edgar via Flickr.

This background image can look particularly nice if most of your screens have icons at the top but no icons lining the bottom rows.  Let's just hope your apps know how to swim because there doesn't appear to be a lifeguard on duty. 

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Sunset iPad Background

Sunset
Photo © George M. Groutas via Flickr.

In this beautiful photo, the Sun is hiding in the clouds as it sets over a land now filled with shadows.  How big is the sun?  It accounts for over 98% of the mass in our entire solar system.   

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Forest iPad Background

Forest
Photo © wackybadger via Flickr.

This great picture is taken in Cedarburg Beech Woods in Wisconsin. Cedarburg Beech is dominated by beech and sugar maple trees.  

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