How to Change Mac Profile Picture

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Your profile display picture is a small detail that you may have rushed past when initially setting up your computer. But, like your desktop image, it’s another great opportunity to personalize your workspace. Changing your Mac profile image is easy and fun! We'll show you how to change the profile picture on your MacBook.

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Customize your Mac by adding a fun and creative profile picture. 
  • Update your profile image to an emoji, a memoji, or a monogram. 

How to Change Login Picture on Mac

Another good reason to customize your login picture is that you are not the only one who can see it. It also shows up as your MyCard in contacts and when using AirDrop or Family Share. For more tips on customizing your Mac, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here’s how to change your Mac profile pic:

  1. Click the Apple icon.

    Change Profile Picture Step 1 - Apple Menu
  2. Click System Preferences.

    Change Profile Picture Step 2 - System Preferences
  3. Click Users & Groups.

    Change Profile Picture Step 3- Users and Groups
  4. Select which user profile picture you would like to change on the left side of your screen.

    Change Profile Picture Step 6 - Choose User profile
  5. Click on the profile picture to edit it.

    Change Profile Picture Step 7 - Click to edit picture
  6. A new window will appear with all your options.  Select a photo from your Photos library, an emoji, a memoji, a monogram, or a stock image. You also have the option to take a new selfie using your computer's built-in camera.

    Change Profile Picture Step 8 - Choose new photo
  7. If the image you want is saved on your desktop, you can drag and drop the image directly on top of your current profile picture and it will instantly replace it.

    Change Profile Picture Step 10- Drag & Drop
  8. Click Save to save your changes.

You've now updated your login image! Your user profile picture is something you look at every time you log in to your computer, so why not make it unique? It’s a reflection of your personality and can help you stand out from the crowd.

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Jivan Hall

Jivan has always been a big fan of Apple products since the original iPod hit the scene, and gets excited about the fast pace of technology. Jivan has a background in both business and tech, and has a degree in business administration. He loves researching new tips and ideas and sharing them with others. Jivan resides out of San Diego in sunny southern California, and tries to spend as much time as humanly possible outdoors with his two young sons playing sports, chasing waves, and on the seemingly never-ending quest for the best fish taco.