If you want to customize your Xbox spaces, we show you how change PFP on the Xbox app. Unfortunately, the app is limited in customizing your image, so the process requires using the console.

Xbox Windows has a set of default pictures that you can use as profile pictures. Still, you can select yours in different ways. Regardless of the method you choose, you must accomplish various prerequisites for the task:

  • You must have the latest version of the Xbox app
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • Profile picture must be at least 1080×1080
  • Xbox supported file formats are .jpg, .png or .bmp.
  • You must agree to the Xbox Terms of Service, Microsoft Service Agreement, and Code of Conduct. If the company finds the images inappropriate, Microsoft may remove your PFP or ban your account.

How do I change the PFP on the Xbox app?

There are several ways to change the Xbox app profile picture. However, the app’s options are limited, so we’re looking for external ways to do this.

When you edit the image through the Xbox console, you will also see the result on the app. This happens because you are changing the Xbox account profile picture itself.

So, in essence, here are the two ways to change PFP on the Xbox app:

  • The Xbox app contains built-in images that you can use on your profile, which are pre-made avatars. Currently, the app does not offer a choice to download an image from the gallery, although it did before.
  • You can also use a custom gamertag, but you can only select it through the Xbox console. You can either upload an image with a USB or search for an image with the Edge (or Bing) browser. There were other ways to customize your Xbox PFP, but, currently, these are the only reliable methods.

The Xbox Gamerpic will represent your account on all Xbox Live services, including any app or console you use with your account. This also includes your profile, game profiles, and the Xbox app.

Consider customizing your Gamerpic with an external photo editor like Adobe Photoshop. This would require uploading the image to the Xbox with a thumb drive or USB cable with your phone.

Let’s see each method, step by step:

Changing your PFP through the Xbox app

Here are the steps to change the gamertag via the app:

  1. On your computer, open the Xbox app
  2. Click on your profile picture on the top corner left xbox app change profile picture
  3. Click on “View Profile” in the drop-down menu See profile
  4. On your profile page, hover over your avatar. It will make a pencil icon appear. Click it change xbox app profile picture
  5. Select a new avatar on the pop-up window. After selecting, click to safeguard. save profile picture

Select a custom avatar through the Xbox through the Edge browser

If you want a custom avatar, you must use the Xbox console. Also, you need to use the Edge browser to search and choose an image, like selecting an Xbox wallpaper.

The Microsoft Edge browser is built into the console, so you shouldn’t have to download it again.

That said, here are the steps to follow:

  1. press the Xbox button to open the guide. xbox button controller
  2. On the leftmost icon, go to My games and apps. my games and apps
  3. OpMicrosoft Edge.Microsoft edge xbox
  4. Search for an image on the browser.
  5. When you find one you like, press the button. menu button on your controller. xbox menu button
  6. Select Save Image As. save a custom image
  7. Select Customize profile. customize picture
  8. Selectt Change player picture.
  9. Adjust Image.

After saving the settings, you will realize that the changes include the Xbox app.

Upload a Custom Image to Xbox

The next option involves a few more steps. You’ll need to find an image on your PC, save it to a USB drive, then plug the drive into your console to use the image.

Here are the steps:

  1. Plug a USB drive into your console.
  2. Find an image you like in your browser.
  3. Save the image to your USB flash drive. It must be a supported file format.
  4. Plug the drive into the console.
  5. Turn on the console.
  6. press the Xbox button to open the guide. xbox one controller button
  7. press the KG on your controller to scroll left to the login page. sign in xbox
  8. Select your profile.
  9. Select My profile.my profile
  10. Select Customize profile. customize xbox profile
  11. Select Change player picture.change player picture
  12. Select Upload a custom image. upload a custom image
  13. On the new interface, go to the USB flash drive icon on the left side. Suppose you have already uploaded images to the console via a smartphone. In this case, you can choose the console icon just above the flash drive icon. sell usb icon
  14. Select the image on your USB flash drive. select a picture
  15. Adjust the image and select To download. upload a picture

Changes you make here will appear on the Xbox app. However, Xbox may not download the image if it is too small or too large. Remember: use 1080×1080 images.

Switch to a preset avatar on Xbox

Finally, you can also choose a predefined avatar on the console, like selecting one on the app.

Here are the steps:

  1. press the Xbox button on your controller. xbox button controller
  2. Go to Profile & system.profile and system
  3. Select My profile. your profile
  4. Select Customize Profile.customize xbox profile
  5. Select Change player picture. change player picture
  6. Choose a player picture from the selection. Alternatively, you can select Take a picture of my avatar. select an avatar

related questions

How do I upload photos from my phone to Xbox?

Your Xbox One or Xbox Series must be on the same network as your iOS or Android device.

Then open the Media player app on the console, then select “Add device”. Next, select the folder where you want to upload the photos.

You can also plug your smartphone into the Xbox using a USB cable. After that, open Xbox Photos app and select the pictures you want to download.


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