How to change profile picture on Macbook

Wouldn’t it be great if you had the option to set your favorite image as your MacBook profile picture? Well, macOS offers its users these options, along with many others, to customize their computing experience.

Your profile picture will appear next to your username on a Mac computer. It can mainly be seen on the login screen and the System Preferences window. Basically, you will see the new profile picture on any device signed in with this Apple ID.

That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide that walks you through all the steps to properly change your profile picture on a MacBook.

How do I change the profile picture on Macbook?

You can easily change your profile picture from the System Preferences window. Furthermore, you have the option to choose a memoji, emoji, monogram or any of your iCloud photos as your MacBook profile picture.

  1. Click on the Apple menu.
  2. Go to System Preferences.
  3. Select Users and groups.
  4. Click on the padlock in the lower left corner of this window. padlock
  5. On the password tab, hover over your profile picture and select edit.
  6. You will now see these options:
  1. Choose an image and move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the window toward a slider.
    This slider allows you to zoom in or out of your image depending on how you want it to appear on your profile picture.
  2. click on Save to save this image as your new MacBook profile picture.
  3. Click the padlock to finalize your changes.

How do I set the lock screen background the same as profile picture?

You also have the option to change your lock screen wallpaper, and yes, it can be the same as your profile pictures. The process is relatively simple and below are the steps to do it.


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