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How to Change Lock Screen Avatar & Background in Windows 10

Change Lock Screen Avatar & Background in Windows 10
Written by Sushil

The lock screen, often, doesn’t get much love. Sure, it is the first screen you see after booting up your machine, you enter your password and go to the main screen, and then you never look back again. Sure, that’s how the lock screens are supposed to work. That is their purpose. But, just because you see this screen for just a couple of seconds doesn’t mean it can’t look good.

Here’s one to going back to the basics and learning how to change lock screen avatar and background on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Change Lock Screen Avatar?

An avatar is the display picture of an account. This could be anything – your photos, a photo of something that you love or that interests you. It is nice to have a display picture or avatar.

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Go to the Settings app on your desktop.
  3. Click on Account.
  4. Scroll down to Create your picture.
  5. Either click on Camera to take a photo using the webcam or click on Browse for one to chose from your existing photos.
  6. Locate the picture and select it.

You have successfully changed your lock screen avatar or display picture.

How to Change Lock Screen Background?

Changing the picture that you see on your lock screen while logging into your computer is easy to change.

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Go to the Settings app on your desktop.
  3. Click on Personalization.
  4. Click on Lock screen from the navigation panel on the left.
  5. Select the type of lock screen background you would like to have – a picture, a slideshow, or Windows Spotlight – below Background.
  6. Click on Browse right below.
  7. Choose your picture and select the one that you like.

If you scroll down a bit, you will see the option to put apps on your lock screen. Oh, and, do not forget to turn on the toggle below Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen if it is turned off.

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