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How to Change the User Profile Picture on a Mac

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to change the picture on a user account of your Mac if you'd like to give it a custom or more personalized feel.

1 Change User Picture

You can change the picture that appears next to a user name in the login window.

  1. Click the Apple menu (1), then click System Preferences (2).
    Screenshot of the Apple menu with System Preferences selected.
  2. Click Users & Groups.
    Screenshot of the System Preferences screen with Users & Groups selected.
  3. Click the User account (1) you would like to make changes to. If settings are locked, click the Lock icon (2) to unlock the settings, then click the User account picture (3) to begin making changes.
    Screenshot of the Users & Groups window. The lock icon in the lower left is highlighted and should be in the unlocked position in order to make changes. Users are shown on the left. The user's profile icon is in the center.
  4. A window will appear that will allow you to browse for or capture a new photo for use as your User picture. Once you have selected the User picture you desire, click Done.
    Done button highlighted on picture selection screen.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to change the picture on a user account of your Mac if you'd like to give it a custom or more personalized feel.

You can change the picture that appears next to a user name in the login window.

  1. Click the Apple menu (1), then click System Preferences (2).
    Screenshot of the Apple menu with System Preferences selected.
  2. Click Users & Groups.
    Screenshot of the System Preferences screen with Users & Groups selected.
  3. Click the User account (1) you would like to make changes to. If settings are locked, click the Lock icon (2) to unlock the settings, then click the User account picture (3) to begin making changes.
    Screenshot of the Users & Groups window. The lock icon in the lower left is highlighted and should be in the unlocked position in order to make changes. Users are shown on the left. The user's profile icon is in the center.
  4. A window will appear that will allow you to browse for or capture a new photo for use as your User picture. Once you have selected the User picture you desire, click Done.
    Done button highlighted on picture selection screen.