How to change the profile picture on your Mac computer for a customized display

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  • To change your profile picture on a Mac, you’ll have to go through your computer’s System Preferences. It should only take a minute or so to do.
  • Here’s what else you’ll need to do to change your Mac‘s profile picture and customize a user account’s display.
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Customizing your Mac, by doing things like changing your desktop background or profile picture, can be a fun way to make it feel more familiar and comfortable. 

And if you’re interested in changing your Mac‘s profile photo — that’s the icon you see every time you log into your computer — you’ll only need to set aside a minute or so to get it done.

Here’s every step you’ll need to take to accomplish the task.

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How to change your profile picture on a Mac

Even if you aren’t particularly familiar with your Mac, this should be fairly easy:

1. Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences.”

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

2. Click “Users and Groups.”

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

3. Click on the lock icon, located in the bottom-left corner of the window.

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

4. Enter your Mac’s password in the pop-up window and click “Unlock” — if you have multiple profiles, you’d have to do this through each profile in order to change individual profile pictures.

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

5. Hover your mouse over the profile picture, and click it when you see the word “Edit.”

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

6. Select your new profile photo from the options available through the left sidebar sections.

HOW TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE MAC

7. Click “Save.”

8. If you want to change the scale of the photo, you can go back into the editor and use the sliding scale below the photo to adjust how zoomed in or out it appears.

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