How to change lock screen picture on Nokia and Microsoft Lumia

This tutorial will show you step by step how to change the lock screen background picture (wallpaper) on a Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile phone (e.g., Nokia and Microsoft Lumia).

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Change lock screen picture on a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia with:

This tutorial will work for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile phones, such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520, and all other types.

How to change lock screen background picture on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

(Nokia and Microsoft Lumia)

Method 1

1. Open Photos.

2. Tap on the picture you want to use as your new lock screen background.

3. Tap on the three dots located at the bottom.

Note: If you don't see the three dots, then tap on the photo.

4. Tap on set as lock screen.

5. If you get the option to crop your picture, then swipe (move) the photo to the right position and tap on the checkmark button (✔) at the bottom of the screen.

The crop option appears when the size (dimension) of the photo is bigger than the screen size of your phone.

6. Tap on the checkmark icon (✔) at the bottom.

7. Close settings.

Method 2

1. Open settings.

2. Tap on lock screen.

3. At Background, you select photo.

4. Tap on change photo.

5. Go to the location on your phone where your pictures are.

6. Tap on the picture you want to use as your new lock screen picture.

7. If you get the option to crop your picture, then swipe (move) the photo to the right position and tap on the checkmark button (✔) at the bottom of the screen.

The crop option appears when the size (dimension) of the photo is bigger than the screen size of your phone.

8. Tap on the checkmark icon (✔) at the bottom.

9. Close settings.

How to change lock screen background picture on Windows 10 Mobile

(Nokia and Microsoft Lumia)

Method 1

1. Open Photos.

2. Tap on the picture you want to use as your new lock screen wallpaper.

3. Tap on the three dots located at the bottom.

Note: If you don't see the three dots, then tap on the picture.

4. Tap on Set as.

5. Tap on Set as lock screen.

6. If you get the option to crop your picture, then swipe (move) the photo to the right position and tap on the checkmark button (✔) at the bottom of the screen.

The crop option appears when the size (dimension) of the photo is bigger than the screen size of your phone.

7. Tap on the checkmark icon (✔) at the bottom.

8. Close settings.

Method 2

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap on Personalization.

3. Tap on Lock screen.

4. Tap on the bar located under Background and choose My picture or Sample images.

5. Tap on the Browse button.

6. Go to the location on your phone where your pictures are.

7. Tap on the picture you want to use as your new lock screen picture.

8. If you get the option to crop your picture, then swipe (move) the photo to the right position and tap on the checkmark button (✔) at the bottom of the screen.

The crop option appears when the size (dimension) of the photo is bigger than the screen size of your phone.

9. Tap on the checkmark icon (✔) at the bottom.

10. Close settings.


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