Posted on Dec 21 2013 - 3:37pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony recently rolled Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and many new features introduced like “Xperia Themes” and Sony Smart Camera app on Xperia Z Ultra. Till now it has the smoothest UI in the firmware rolled by Sony. We listed “one hand keyboard” settings but missed one hidden features of keyboard app in Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

Sony has added an extra feature in keyboard app to set conversation wallpaper in SMS, well let’s see how you can set the wallpaper. Good thing is that you can set different wallpaper for different contacts now unlike “Whatsapp” where you can set same wallpaper for every contact.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3

  • Open Messaging app.
  • Open any message in your inbox.
  • Tap on menu settings, click on “set conversation wallpaper”.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3 in Xperia Z1

  • Choose wallpaper and set it.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3

Do check your Android 4.3 on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, you may see some more hidden stuffs in it. We are still exploring it and if you find any interesting stuff just drop your comments below.

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  1. Raquel January 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Hi! I just got my Xperia Z1s (just the T-Mobile variant of the Z1) and this is bugging the hell out of me! My old phone was a Galaxy S3 and there I would change the “sms background” and it would change for all my contacts. I don’t want to set an individual background for EVERY SINGLE CONTACT but I don’t want the boring plain white it comes with. Is there any way to change my texting background ONCE for everyone, same picture without a battery draining app? Help is appreciated. Thanks

    • Captain007 December 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Hi,I have this problem,too!!!!If someone knows the answer plz share it!!!Tnx!!!The Sony Z1’s white conversation wallpaper is somehow boring!!!!

  2. purekandi February 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Hi! How did you make your contact info display? My photo is not appearing but I have a saved photo on my contact. I am referring to my own photo. My contact’s photo has no problem. Thanks!

    • Anurag Kumar February 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Try to change the pic and restart your phone, may be some technical error only.

  3. purekandi March 1, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Thanks for replying! I turned off and hard reset my phone, still no photo! Huhu! :(

    • Anurag Kumar March 1, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

      that’s very bad, I guess it’s firmware bug….try factory reset your phone after making a backup.

  4. melissa March 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    thing that sucks is that it’s only while the conversation is going if u delete the txt it goes away

    are there themes that you can actually pick a sms wallpaper and have it stay?

    • Anurag Kumar March 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      no you can’t only text box color changes when you apply the themes.

  5. aya April 16, 2014 at 7:26 am - Reply

    how can i change the text box color?

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