Change the User Picture for Local User Account in Windows 10

Windows offers many different types of users accounts – local user account, Microsoft user account and then each of these accounts can be either administrator accounts or the basic user accounts. Additionally, there is also a guest user account available for use if it is enabled. If you have been using a Microsoft user account in your Windows 10 PC, then the user picture is downloaded from your Microsoft account. But if you are using a local user account, you have to manually set the user account picture. In both of these types of accounts, you can still change the user picture from the Windows settings. Here is how:

  1. Click on the Start button near the bottom-left corner of the screen and then select Settings from there.Change User Account Picture in Windows 10
  2. When the Settings app window opens up, select Accounts category from there.Change User Account Picture in Windows 10
  3. On the next screen, your account details will be shown. Select Your account from the left side pane.
  4. Now you can click on the Browse button under “Your Picture” and select any JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF, DIB or accountpicture-ms image to be selected as your account picture.Change User Account Picture in Windows 10

Once you have set the account picture for your user account, you will see it everywhere – on the Windows sign-in screen, in the Start menu, and in all the apps that can access your user information. If you change the Microsoft user account picture, then it will be changed for every app and device where you use your Microsoft account.