100 Wallpapers to Beautify Your iPad

When Apple released the new iPad this past March, its most hyped feature was the Retina display that doubled the screen resolution to 2048 × 1536. The new display looked amazing, but it made nearly all previous wallpapers worthless. Shortly after the new iPad’s release, our own Jacob Penderworth delivered a great list of 100 high definition wallpapers. Now that four more months have passed, giving designers and photographers enough time to stockpile their content, we’re ready to deliver you with a list of 100 more wallpapers to show off on your iPad.

As someone that loves to constantly change the look my iOS devices, I’ve spent a great deal of time scouring the net to find great wallpapers. After the break, you’ll find a true labor of love — a treasure trove of great wallpapers in a multitude of categories (displayed in alphabetical order), ranging from abstract, black & white, movies & television, nature and scenic (just to name a few).

If you’re looking for something more befitting of the season, then check out our recent roundup of the best summer wallpapers!

Abstract

Unlike most categories, abstract wallpapers are usually great to use on both the lock screen and home screen. The beautiful visuals are eye catching enough to not be a bore when you wake your iPad, but don’t overpower icon visibility on the home screen.

Click or tap on an image to be directed to its download page

Abstract Hearts

Abstract Hearts

Colors

Colors

CUBEN Shambles 2 by Simon Page

CUBEN Shambles 2 by Simon Page

Cute Trees by mozhi

Cute Trees by mozhi

Passe by Kyle Gray

Passe by Kyle Gray

Question by BlankID

Question by BlankID

Rainbow Aurora

Rainbow Aurora

Rainy Bokeh

Rainy Bokeh

Shes The One For Me by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Shes The One For Me by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Sun Kissed

Sun Kissed

Tumble by BlankID

Tumble by BlankID

Apple

Without Apple, there wouldn’t be an iPad; without an iPad, there would be no need for this roundup. So, it’s only fair to honor Apple with a selection of beautifully designed Apple inspired wallpapers.

Apple Abstract

Apple Abstract

Apple Crystal

Apple Crystal

Apple Event by Kyle Gray

Apple Event by Kyle Gray

Classic Apple

Classic Apple

Water Apple by Federico Sironi

Water Apple by Federico Sironi

Art & Design

You won’t find any famous works of art in this list, but what you will find are some really striking pieces that will help make your iPad stand out in a crowd.

Afternoon Stroll by cande-knd

Afternoon Stroll by cande-knd

Angelic

Angelic

Castle & Moon

Castle & Moon

Fantasy Tree House by calu35

Fantasy Tree House by calu35

Flying Boat by Hayk470

Flying Boat by Hayk470

Launch

Launch

Love is in the Air by Vicente Villamón

Love is in the Air by Vicente Villamón

Moonwalk by David Lanham

Moonwalk by David Lanham

Music Party

Music Party

Rain Storm

Rain Storm

Splitted Heart by Jean-Paul Leconte

Splitted Heart by Jean-Paul Leconte

Teller's Restaurant & Bar by Patrick Emerson

Teller’s Restaurant & Bar by Patrick Emerson

The Brave Rose by Richard X. Thripp

The Brave Rose by Richard X. Thripp

The Desktop Wallpaper Project by Nick Agin

The Desktop Wallpaper Project by Nick Agin

The Walker

The Walker

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Ellis Latham-Brown

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Ellis Latham-Brown

Black & White

I’ve always found black and white photography, when done well, to be very striking. In addition, black and white wallpapers are great to use on your home screen because they offer such great contrast to the beautifully designed app icons.

Bike by mindetonation

Bike by mindetonation

Foggy Morning In Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Foggy Morning In Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Help for a Storm Trooper by Mike Stimpson

Help for a Storm Trooper by Mike Stimpson

Misty Amsterdam Autumn by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Misty Amsterdam Autumn by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Misty Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Misty Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Games

Who doesn’t love a great game? Mario, Angry Birds and Mass Effect are all amazing in their own right, and what better way to continue your enjoyment of these games than by making them your wallpaper?

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Assassin's Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed 3

Battle of the Immortals

Battle of the Immortals

Mario 3D Fighting

Mario 3D Fighting

Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

Portal by Dimorphic

Portal by Dimorphic

Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics

Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics

Minimalistic

If there’s one style of design I’m drawn to most, it’s minimalism. I just love the concept of removing unnecessary noise and clutter, which allows you appreciate what truly matters (something Apple is renowned for). Below are a few wallpapers that attempt the capture the spirit of minimalism.

Cloud Wallpaper by Martin Knize

Cloud Wallpaper by Martin Knize

Eclipse Sequence

Eclipse Sequence

Jordan

Jordan

Minimal Water

Minimal Water

The Fun of Music

The Fun of Music

Movies & Television

For most, visual forms of entertainment like movies and television shows are their main source of entertainment. So it’s only natural that you’d want to decorate your iPad with wallpapers from your favorite movies and shows.

Amazing Spider-Man by TheAL

Amazing Spider-Man by TheAL

Batman by Louie Mantia

Batman by Louie Mantia

Bender

Bender

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Catwoman

Catwoman

Fight Club by vbabic

Fight Club by vbabic

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Iron Man by Nick Balliett

Iron Man by Nick Balliett

Mad Men

Mad Men

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Star Wars

Star Wars

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

Music

It goes without saying that music is not typically a visual medium. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy plastering your iPad with some musically influenced walls.

Kiss the Rock

Kiss the Rock

Marshall

Marshall

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Microphone

Microphone

One Love by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

One Love by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Run DMC

Run DMC

Nature

Landscapes, beaches and mountains can all be found in this list of beautiful walls. If you really enjoy the majesty that is earth, then you’ll find something to love right here.

Clarity by Robin Kamp

Clarity by Robin Kamp

Field of Light by Atero

Field of Light by Atero

Hengelo, The Netherlands by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Hengelo, The Netherlands by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Interesting Sunset

Interesting Sunset

Sunrise Over the Poppy Field by Kenchie

Sunrise Over the Poppy Field by Kenchie

Sunset at Surfers by Nicolas Kamp

Sunset at Surfers by Nicolas Kamp

Sunset by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

Sunset by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller

The Alps 2 by zomx

The Alps 2 by zomx

The Journey by kyle915

The Journey by kyle915

The Old Fishing Hut by Fuzzypiggy

The Old Fishing Hut by Fuzzypiggy

Patterns & Textures

Pattern and texture wallpapers can sometimes offer the same flexibility of abstract wallpapers, being a great choice for your lock screen and home screen.

Black Hole

Black Hole

Blue Diagonal Stripes

Blue Diagonal Stripes

Blue Stripes

Blue Stripes

crissXcross by Chris Herbert

crissXcross by Chris Herbert

Dark Grid

Dark Grid

Dark Wood

Dark Wood

Diamond Grid by Robert Padbury

Diamond Grid by Robert Padbury

Diamonds

Diamonds

Metal

Metal

Retrostyle Fabric by Sypder

Retrostyle Fabric by Sypder

Woven by Chris Herbert

Woven by Chris Herbert

Scenic

Unlike the nature category, scenic includes some great city wallpapers, as well as some really nice wallpapers featuring famous landmarks.

Bright Lights, San Francisco by Mkaldani

Bright Lights, San Francisco by Mkaldani

Classical In Her Beauty, Classical In Her Grace by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Classical In Her Beauty, Classical In Her Grace by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

Fading Night in Sydney by Dominic Kamp

Fading Night in Sydney by Dominic Kamp

Nightfall in Paris by Emmanuel Larussi

Nightfall in Paris by Emmanuel Larussi

Sunset Over Cindarella's Castle by Andy Castro

Sunset Over Cindarella’s Castle by Andy Castro

Windmills in the Netherlands by antonio7

Windmills in the Netherlands by antonio7

Space

Space may be best known as the final frontier, but it also makes for some really stunning wallpapers (in fact I’m rocking a space wallpaper on my iPad at this very moment).

Array

Array

Lightning In Space

Lightning In Space

Nebula

Nebula

Perseus Early by Sypder

Perseus Early by Sypder

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

We think these are some pretty nifty wallpapers, but we invite you to share your favorites in the comments section.


  • http://papermail.me Jacob Penderworth

    Wow Jesse, you got some amazing ones!

    • http://www.jessevirgil.com Jesse Virgil

      Thank you sir! Glad to know I chose some enjoyable walls.

  • http://stefgonzaga.com/ Stef Gonzaga

    Spotted some really nice wallpapers to add to my collection. Thanks!

  • http://stefgonzaga.com/ Stef Gonzaga

    By the way, the link of Misty Amsterdam Autumn points to Misty Amsterdam HD. You might want to check that out.

    • http://www.jessevirgil.com Jesse Virgil

      Because of the method Wallpaper Wide uses to link wallpapers, the only way to provide a direct link to the iPad version would be to use the direct download link. As much a possible, I like to link to the initial display page to give the artist exposure, instead of just directly linking to the wallpaper image. So, if you want to download the iPad version of the wallpaper once on the page, simply click/tap on the 2048 x 2048 option (labeled Tablet iPad 3).

      Hope you enjoy some new walls!

  • Ben

    Amazing collection. Thanks for posting this!

  • http://www.justforthealofit.com/ TheAL

    Much thanks for featuring my Spider-man wallpaper!

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  • John

    Guys check out http://www.twitter.com/RetinaiPadWalls, they have some absolutely amazing wallpapers for the iPad !

  • Bruce Gerson

    Any chance of getting these in a single archive for picking through off-line?

    Thanks,

    Bruce

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  • Max196

    These are brilliant.

  • Mary

    It’s not good

  • Katy

    These are very beautiful

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