How To Change Your Xbox Gamerpic On Your Profile

How To Change Your Xbox Gamerpic On Your Profile

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Xbox Profiles are a great way to identify yourself online, as well as to express yourself with your gamer pic. There are a whole host of gamer pics already installed within your XBOX, but what about if you want to create a custom one?

Is this possible within your XBOX?

If you’ve been wondering about this – you’ve arrived at the right article!

In the guide below, we’re going to take you through everything you’ll need to know about how to change your XBOX profile picture.

We’ll take you through how to do this both on your console and also the application you can find on any modern Windows PC.

We’ve also included a short FAQ to help you out with some other issues regarding Xbox Profile and account management.


How To Create A Custom Xbox Profile Picture On Your PC

Let’s first look at how to do this on a PC. Xbox is a Microsoft company, so there is already an app available that links the two systems.

The app is called “Xbox Companion” and it allows you to connect your XBOX to your computer, allowing you to access all of your games, messages, etc… from your PC.



Open The App And Click “Change Avatar”

It’s straightforward to use, and once connected, you simply open up the app and click on “Change Avatar”.

This will bring up a screen where you can select from a range of pre-installed images, or upload a new image for your avatar.



Save The Image

Once uploaded, you can then save the image. You can also set the size of the image, which makes it easier to fit in your profile picture.



See Your New Image

Once done, you can now go back into your XBOX and see your new profile picture.

If you have not yet changed your profile picture, then you should be able to see your new image when you log in.


How To Change Your Xbox Profile Picture With A Custom Gamerpic

Now let’s move on to changing your profile picture on your XBOX. First off, you’ll need to head over to your XBOX settings page.

Here you’ll find a section titled “Profile Picture”, under this, you’ll see a list of pictures you could choose from.

Clicking on one of these will allow you to view it, however, you won’t be able to add it to your profile. Instead, you’ll need to visit the Xbox Companion App again.



Click “Upload Image”

This time, instead of clicking on “Change Avatar”, you’ll need to click on “Upload Image”.

From here, you can browse through your local files until you find a suitable image.



Resize The Image

Once selected, you can either crop the image to make it smaller or resize it to whatever dimensions you’d like.

Once finished, you can then save your image.



Apply It To Your Profile Picture

Now that you’ve saved your image, you can return to your XBOX settings and select the image you just added.

You can then apply it to your profile picture by selecting “Use Image”.

That’s it!

You’ve successfully changed your profile picture!


Hopefully, this has helped answer some questions regarding how to change your Xbox profile picture. It may seem like a simple thing to do, but there are many ways to achieve this.

We hope this guide helps you out and gives you some ideas on how to change your profile picture.

If you still need a bit of guidance or have any other questions regarding your Xbox profile, check below for some extra tips in our FAQ guide. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Do I Upload My Profile Picture?

When you first sign up for an Xbox Live Account, you get a default profile picture. However, if you want to change this, you can always upload your own. Simply follow the steps above, and you’ll be good to go.

How Can I Find Out What My Current Avatar Is Called?

There’s no way to find out what your current avatar name is, unfortunately.

Why Does My Avatar Keep Changing Back And Forth?

Every so often, when you update your profile picture, it might keep changing back and forth between the old and new ones. This is because the system doesn’t recognize that you’ve updated your profile picture, so it keeps trying to load the previous version.

Just wait a few minutes, and it should work fine.

Is There Any Way To Get Rid Of The Default Avatar?

Unfortunately, there isn’t any way to remove the default avatar.

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