Windows 10: I cannot change my lock screen background

Discus and support I cannot change my lock screen background in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; After installing one of the feature updates (I believe it was the Fall Creators Update, build 1709), my lock screen background cannot change to a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Jacob1559, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Jacob1559 Win User

    I cannot change my lock screen background


    After installing one of the feature updates (I believe it was the Fall Creators Update, build 1709), my lock screen background cannot change to a custom picture. I am limited to the six inbox pictures that come with Windows 10. If I try to browse for a picture of my own, or in any way try to use the "Slideshow" feature, it won't work, it'll just spin forever. Sometimes it even gives up on spinning and reverts. And Windows spotlight won't work either; if I try to switch to that, the lock screen will just display my accent color. Is Microsoft working on a patch for this? If not, is there at least some way around this? I actually tend to have my computer locked more often than unlocked, so I would really like to be able to change my background to something else.

    :)
     
    Jacob1559, Sep 6, 2018
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  2. Lock screen background keep changing

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As per the description I understand your concern about lock screen background, we will help you with this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to personalize the lock screen and check if it helps:

    Change your lock screen background:

    • Right click on Desktop, click on Personalization, and on
      Lock screen in the left pane.
    • Here, under Background (click on the drop down arrow) you will see
      Windows spotlight, Picture, Slideshow.
    • Select Windows Spotlight, lock the screen (Press Windows key + L) and check if it helps.
    • Also, you can select Picture, Choose your picture, lock the screen and check if the issue persists.

    For more information refer: Personalize your lock screen

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 6, 2018
    #2
  3. How to change sign-in screen (NOT lock screen) background?

    Yes you can change the sign-in screen background.

    Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10.

    Follow these simple steps below together with these screenshots

    from this guide
    .

    Step 1: Head over to your Settings and then
    Personalization.

    Step 2: Once you’re here select the Lock screen tab and enable the
    Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen option.

    If you want to change the background of your sign in screen then you can do that.

    All you have to is just:

    Step 1: Do you see that Windows Spotlight option? Yeah that gives you all the spectacular background images from various beautiful places in the world.

    You can also select Picture or Slideshow if you want your own family photos, or pictures that you simply want to cherish each day by using it as your background on your Windows 10.

    Do note that the image that you select here will appear as both your lock screen background and your sign in background.

    If you instead want to go with a flat color rather than a background image itself then follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Go ahead and disable the Show lock screen background picture on the sign in screen.

    Step 2: Once you have done that, head over to your Settings, then
    Personalization, and then finally Colors.

    You can try and experiment with these three options and see what you like. I cannot change my lock screen background :)

    Let me know how it goes.

    Source: 2 Simple Steps to Change the Login Screen Background on Windows 10 - Saint
     
    jakekovoor, Sep 6, 2018
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  4. John Vil Win User

    I cannot change my lock screen background

    Not able to change lock screen background

    We appreciate your response. To further isolate what may be causing this issue, we would like to know if you are seeing/encountering any error messages when trying to change your lock screen background. Also, can you provide us the exact steps on how you
    go about changing your lock screen background?

    Thank you.
     
    John Vil, Sep 6, 2018
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