Customization

How to change Lock screen wallpaper on Windows 11

Yes, you can change the Lock screen wallpaper to anything you want on Windows 11, and here's how.

Windows 11 Lock screen custom image

On Windows 11, the Lock screen shows a different wallpaper image every time you start the computer using the Spotlight feature, but you can configure this feature to show a custom image or a collection of pictures.

This guide will teach you the steps to change the Lock screen background using a custom image or set a slideshow to rotate multiple pictures on Windows 11.

Change Lock screen wallpaper on Windows 11

To change the Lock screen wallpaper on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click the Lock screen page on the right side.

    Open Lock screen settings

  4. In the “Personalize your lock screen” setting, select the Picture option.

    Change Lock image

  5. Click the Browse photos button.

  6. Select the image to use as background in the Windows 11 Lock screen.

  7. Click the Choose picture button.

  8. (Optional) Clear the Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on the lock screen option.

Once you complete the steps, the Lock screen will apply the settings and show the new background image.

Configure Lock screen wallpaper slideshow on Windows 11

To enable the Lock screen slideshow on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click the Lock screen page on the right side.

    Open Lock screen settings

  4. In the “Personalize your lock screen” setting, select the Slideshow option.

    Lock screen slideshow settings

  5. (Optional) Click the Remove button for the default slideshow locations.

  6. Click the Browse button.

  7. Select the folder with the images to rotate in the Lock screen.

  8. Click the Choose this folder button.

  9. (Optional) Clear the Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on the lock screen option.

  10. (Optional) Under the “Advanced slideshow settings” section, check the Include camera roll folders from this PC and OneDrive option.

  11. Use the Turn off the screen after the slideshow has played for option and select the time before turning off the display.

After you complete the steps, the Windows 11 Lock screen will show and rotate the images from the folder locations you chose.