How to Change Lockscreen Wallpaper in Windows 10 – Lock Screen Image

Windows 10 lets you set custom or spotlight image as the lock screen background. Here’re the steps to change Windows 10 lockscreen wallpaper.

Windows lockscreen has been improved a lot over the years. Unlike the previous versions, Windows 10 lets you pick and choose lock screen wallpaper. For instance, you can configure Windows 10 to show spotlight images as the lockscreen wallpaper or set your own custom images or photos. If needed, you can even enable lock screen slideshow.

In this quick post, let me show you the process of changing the lockscreen wallpaper in Windows 10.

How do I change Lockscreen Wallpaper in Windows 10

The new Settings app in Windows 10 gives you all the options to change the lock screen background. All you have to do is select the proper option and add the lock screen image and Windows 10 will show it as configured. Let me show you how.

Windows Spotlight

To auto change lockscreen wallpaper, we can use the Windows Spotlight feature. These the steps you should follow.

  1. Press “Windows Key + I” to open the Settings app.
  2. In the settings app, go to “Personalization“.
  3. Here, go to the “Lock screen” page.
  4. On the right panel, select “Windows Spotlight” from the dropdown menu under “Background”.
    Windows spotlight lockscreen

Windows Spotlight will auto change lock screen wallpaper every day or at random times by downloading a new Bing image. Every time you sign in to Windows, you will see a new lock screen image. If Windows Spotlight is unable to connect to the internet, it will use previously downloaded wallpaper or fall back to the default lock screen wallpaper.

Set Single Image

You can customize the lock screen to show a single image or photo. Here’s how.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the “Personalization → Lock screen” page.
  3. From the dropdown menu under Background, select “Picture“.
  4. Click on the “Browse” button.
    Lockscreen picture
  5. Select the image you want to set as the wallpaper and click “Choose picture“.
    Select lockscreen image

As soon as you click the button, Windows will set the selected image as the custom Windows 10 lock screen wallpaper.

Change lock screen wallpaper

Lockscreen Slideshow

Windows lets you set a collection of images as a slideshow on the lock screen.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the “Personalization → Lock screen” page.
  3. Select “Slideshow” from the Background dropdown menu.
  4. Windows 10 lockscreen slideshow
  5. Click on the “Add a folder” button.
  6. Select the folder with images and click on the “Choose folder” button.
    Select lockscreen slideshow folder

As soon as you do that, Windows will use the images in the selected folder to show a slideshow on the lockscreen.

Lockscreen slideshow folder added

You might want to remove the default “Pictures” folder if it is not needed. To remove it, click on the “Folder” and then click on the “Remove” button.

Remove slideshow lockscreen folder

To configure how the slideshow behaves, click on the “Advanced slideshow settings” link. It lets you can configure the below options.

  • Include camera roll folders from this PC and OneDrive
  • Only use pictures that fit my screen
  • When my PC is inactive, show lock screen instead of turning off the screen.

Lockscreen advanced settings

Wrapping Up

That is all. It is that simple to change the lockscreen wallpaper in Windows 10. 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 how to locate lock screen wallpapers in Windows 10.

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