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How to change your wallpaper on Windows

Beautify your background with the perfect picture.
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December 14, 2022

Windows computers have always allowed you to change your background. Everyone’s unique tastes typically come out in their chosen wallpaper or lock screen background. Let’s go over how to change your wallpaper in Windows 11.

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QUICK ANSWER

To change your wallpaper on Windows, go to Start → Settings → Personalization. You can choose either Background (to change your wallpaper) or Lock Screen (to change your lock screen background). Select Picture, then upload your own image.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to change your Windows desktop wallpaper

Click Start > Settings.

visit settings
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Within Settings, select Personalization from the menu along the left.

go to personalization
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Within Personalization, click Background.

select background
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In the Personalize your background section, select Picture. After that, you can upload a custom background by selecting Browse photos. You can also choose how you want the image to fit.

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How to change the Windows lock screen background

Click Start > Settings.

visit settings
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Within Settings, select Personalization from the menu along the left.

go to personalization
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Within Personalization, select Lock screen.

select lock screen windows
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For the Personalize your lock screen option, select Picture.

personalize lock screen picture
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You can upload a custom image for your lock screen by clicking Browse photos.

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