Windows 10: Change the Lock Screen Background

   Posted August 16, 2015 by Lê Hoàng in Windows 10


If the default pictures that appear on the lock screen of your computer are not visually appealing to you, follow the steps in this tutorial to set your own pictures.

1. Go to the desktop, right-click on an empty space, and choose Personalize in the context menu.

Windows 10 Personalize setting

Alternatively, you can go to Start -> Settings -> Personalization.

Windows 10 Settings

Windows 10 Personalization settings

2.  In the Personalization window, go to the Lock screen section. Inside this section, you will see a preview of the current lock screen at the very top. The icon at the top-left of the lock screen indicates that the lock screen is currently showing a slideshow of pictures.

Windows 10 Lock screen settings

3. Before you change the background, you need to set the type of background. You can choose either the Picture option (which shows only the chosen background image) or the Slideshow option (which shuffles through a collection of pictures). Depending on the type of background you choose, you will be given different options.

change Windows 10 Lock screen background

4. If you choose the Picture option, you will see a list of default images that are suitable to use as the lock screen background. If you do not see one that you like, click Browse, and choose a picture that you have stored on your disk.

change Windows 10 lock screen background

5. If you want to play a slideshow on your lock screen, you will have to select the folder containing all your favorite pictures. You can manually point the system to your custom folder by clicking on the Add a folder button.

change Windows 10 lock screen background

6. For the slideshow option, you have some extra settings to customize the lock screen experience. For example, you can use the pictures inside the Camera Roll folders from your PC and your OneDrive account. You can also filter the images to use only the ones that fit your screen, or you can set the action you want to occur when the slideshow is finished.

advanced lock screen settings for Windows 10

7. Try locking your account to activate the lock screen. The new picture (or pictures) should appear.


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