How to Set & Change a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Lock Screen Background

Set a Picture on Lock Screen of Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Want to know how to change the lock screen background image on a Nokia or Microsoft Lumia?

Do you want to use one of your personal pictures as a custom closing screen background?

Then you've landed on the right page, because here I will show you step by step how to do this on a Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

But first:

There are two ways to change the lock screen background and both ways work for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones 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.

And now:

Change Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Lock Screen Background

1. Change Lock Screen Background through Photos

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

1 Open "Photos" to go to your pictures.

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

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

If you don't see the 3 dots ..., then tap on the photo.

4 Tap on "set as lock screen".

5 You might get the option to crop the picture. This option appears when the image size is bigger than your phone's screen size. You can do this by moving (swiping) the pic to the left, right, top or bottom and then tap on the checkmark button located at the bottom of the screen.

6 Tap on the checkmark icon located at the bottom to save the new background.

7 Close settings.

Windows 10 Mobile

1 Open "Photos" to go to your pictures.

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

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

If you don't see the 3 dots ..., then tap on the photo.

4 Tap on "Set as".

5 Tap on "Set as lock screen".

6 You might get the option to crop the picture. This option appears when the image size is bigger than your phone's screen size. You can do this by moving (swiping) the pic to the left, right, top or bottom and then tap on the checkmark button located at the bottom of the screen.

7 Tap on the checkmark icon located at the bottom to save the new background.

8 Close settings.

2. Change Lock Screen Background through Settings

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

1 Open "settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Settings

2 Open "lock screen".

3 Make sure that "photo" is selected at "Background"

4 Tap on "change photo".

Set a Picture on Closing Screen of Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

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

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

7 You might get the option to crop the picture. This option appears when the image size is bigger than your phone's screen size. You can do this by moving (swiping) the pic to the left, right, top or bottom and then tap on the checkmark button located at the bottom of the screen.

8 Tap on the checkmark icon located at the bottom to save the new background.

9 Close settings.

Windows 10 Mobile

1 Open "Settings".

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings

2 Open "Personalization".

3 Tap on "Lock screen".

4 Tap on the bar located under "Background" and choose between:

5 Tap on the "Browse" button.

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

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

8 You might get the option to crop the picture. This option appears when the image size is bigger than your phone's screen size. You can do this by moving (swiping) the pic to the left, right, top or bottom and then tap on the checkmark button located at the bottom of the screen.

9 Tap on the checkmark icon located at the bottom to save the new background.

10 Close settings.

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