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Free October Desktop Wallpaper for All Devices

These October Desktop Wallpaper downloads are perfect for the your devices this season. They're full of soft autumn watercolors that remind us of the gentleness cooler temperatures can bring (especially down here in the south). Grab these October Desktop Wallpaper downloads below...they're available for all of your computers, tablets, and phones. They come in three styles: blank, quote, and calendar versions. Please note that the calendar designs are only available for computers and tablets, due to their smaller details. 
October Desktop Wallpaper
I've *pretty much* been planning the October Desktop Wallpaper designs since the series began, y'all. I've so been looking forward to this time of the year and all of the design excitement (read: watercolor pumpkins and leaves). It was crazy hard for me not to roll out the pumpkin motifs in the September Desktop Wallpaper, but October definitely feels like the right time. These soft oranges, yellows, khakis, and creams are one of my favorite color combinations, this time of the year more than ever. And (of course), there is a tiny bit of faint buffalo check anchoring the entire design (can you spy it?).

And of course, I have to give my usual chat about this wallpaper series we started back at the beginning of the year: I'm seriously delighted that this monthly series has gone so well. It's been one of my main highlights to create these device designs every month. And I am planning on bringing this digital wallpaper series back in the new year, as well. I am definitely not ready for it to be over, yet (hoping you feel the same)!

Coordinating October Printable

Since we're in the middle (well, the end, I suppose...sniff, sniff) of our big fall printable series, I've included a coordinating printable, too (had to keep it legit). It's a available in our standard 8x10" in either a PDF or JPEG format.
Anne of Green Gables Printable
I used the same October quote from Anne of Green Gables on the companion printable to this month's desktop wallpaper. You'll be able to download this one below with all of the other download links.

October Desktop Wallpaper Designs

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
I'm pretty sure we all saw this quote coming for this month. Always one of my favorite fall quotes, courtesy of Anne of Green Gables: "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

Fall Desktop Calendar
Again, calendar designs are available for desktops and tablets. The numbers get a bit too teeny weeny on a phone, so I only create them for the other two device options.

Fall Desktop Wallpaper
And, of course, everyone's favorite design is always the blank one. If you're like me, you have a bajillion icons on all of your screens. Using a blank design keeps the digital clutter at bay (as much as possible).

Free Desktop Calendar
I say this every month, but this entire desktop wallpaper series (which is brand new to I Should Be Mopping the Floor for 2019) is easily one of my favorite series, it's also become a favorite of my wonderful readers, as well. In case you haven't had the chance yet, be sure to also check out the January, February, March, April, May, June, JulyAugust, and September versions of these desktop wallpapers. You can still utilize their blank and quote designs all year long. I'm hoping you love this new October edition, too, in all of its autumnal glory.

Downloading onto an iPad or iPhone

Shortly after we started this free wallpaper series, a number of you reached out asking for download help using your iPad or iPhone. I thought I'd share my own simple tips for doing just that (the method I use is kind of cheating, but the fact that it's crazy-easy makes that jussssst fine). My 12-year-old calls this a very "unofficial" way to do this...his actually my IT around these parts (I wish I were kidding, but he's definitely more technologically savvy than me).
  • Before I start this little process on my phone or tablet, I download my particular device's wallpaper design onto my actual computer (download links are available below). The file on my computer then gets emailed to myself (I have gmail and it allows me to email to the same address I'm sending from). If you'd prefer to skip the whole emailing yourself process, you'll need to download the Dropbox app on your device you're wanting your design on (I provide all of the download links for these wallpaper designs within Dropbox for this very reason). I send readers to a fantastic tutorial on this Dropbox downloading method here on the iDownload Blog. But, again, if you'd like to avoid that, just email yourself the design from your computer and open the email on your phone. Then, follow the below steps:
    • Open the email that you sent yourself (with the wallpaper attachment) on your device's mail app. At the bottom of your email, it should say "Tap to Download". Go ahead and do just that.

Downloading to an iPad

    • Tap the image that you downloaded within your email (it should appear at the bottom of the email). The above image (on the left) is what you should see. Tap the square box outline with the upward arrow in the bottom left corner of your screen (labeled as 1 in the above image).
    • After you've tapped the box, the screen pictured above right should appear for you. Tap 'Save Image' (labeled as 2 in the above image). Your design should now be saved to your device.
  • Go to the HOME screen on your iPhone. Then, head to Settings>Wallpaper>Choose a New Wallpaper.
  • On my own phone, my images save to my Camera Roll (I *think* this is the default on most iOS devices like iPhones and iPads). I then select Camera Roll and then I find the wallpaper that I just downloaded. If your device saves elsewhere, you'll need to search that place for the download, instead.
  • Feel free to set this new wallpaper design to your lock screen, your home screen, or go a little wild and do both. It'll be a fabulously fallish time on your device!
  • That *should* hopefully do the trick for you. Let me know if you have any questions regarding this method.

Download Your October Designs

All of the download links are available below the next image. Let me know if you have any questions or need downloading assistance.
Free Computer Wallpapers for Fall

Download the Printables:

Download the Wallpaper:

Free iPad Wallpapers

I hope you've had a chance to grab a few of these digital downloads in this series to enjoy. I mentioned this last month, but I'm also considering adding a monthly Facebook Timeline Cover edition, as well, if there is enough interest in it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Happy October, my friends.

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  1. I love these, thankyou so much for the free download, really appreciate it.x

    1. Thank you so much, Janette! So happy you like them. xoxo

  2. GORRRRGEOUS!!! Thanks, Kristi! Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Yes, yes, yes, to a monthly Facebook Timeline Cover!!!!!!

    1. Woohoo!! I think they'll be so fun to design. xoxo

  4. Yes, please, for monthly Facebook Timeline Covers.

  5. Beautiful!!! thank you thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, Tamalita! I appreciate that. xoxo

  6. I love the idea of Facebook Timeline art! Hopefully you will get enough requests to work on this project. I absolutely LOVE the October artwork!

    1. Thank you so much, Grace! Appreciate your sweet words. Yes, I think Facebook Timelines are definitely on the list for 2020...that'll be so much fun! xoxo

  7. The colors are so beautiful and calming. Thank you

  8. these are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  9. As always, beautiful design, thank you so much for making these available. I love getting to update my background with the new image each month. You are so talented and I am grateful you share with us!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! I am so thankful to be able to wake up each day and do what I love! Sweet words of encouragement like this are so dear to me and mean so much! Thank you! xoxo

  10. Thank you for these! They are beautiful!