Windows 10 lets you change the default user account image with a custom one. Here’re the steps to change user account picture in Windows 10.
When you create a new user account in Windows, it will automatically set an account picture. Generally, the default user account picture is a simple wireframe style user icon. If you are using your Microsoft account to log in, then Windows 10 will pull the user account picture from your Microsoft account and displays it the user account picture in the PC. The good thing is, you can quite easily change the default account picture to your own photo or any other image in Windows 10.
The account picture will be displayed in various places in Windows 10. Those places include in the start menu, on the lock screen, in the settings app, and in the control panel.
Unlike the older Windows versions where you are able to change the user account picture from Control Panel, Windows 10 requires you to use the Settings app. Thankfully, it is quite easy to use the Settings app to change the user account image.
Steps to Change User Account Picture using Settings app
- Press the keyboard shortcut “Win + I” to open the Settings app.
- Click on the “Accounts” option on the main page.
- Select the “Your Info” tab on the left panel. You can see the current user account picture on the right page.
- Click on the “Browse for one” under “Create your picture”. If you want to take a picture with your webcam, click on the “Camera” button.
- In the Browse window, go to the folder where you saved your photo, select it, and click on the “Open” button. If you chose the “Camera” option earlier, your web camera will launch where you can take a picture.
As soon as you click on the Open button, the image will be set your account picture.
Helpfully, Windows 10 will show your previous pictures right next to your current user account image. If you don’t like the current one, you can simply revert back to the old one with a single click.
The new account picture will appear everywhere in your Windows 10 machine, like in the start menu, lock screen, settings app, official MS apps, etc.
That is all. It is that simple to replace the default user account picture with your own image.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out how to get full user account details on Windows 10 and how to disable security questions in Windows 10.