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How to Change Apple ID Profile Picture – Tutorial

Change Apple ID Profile
Written by Hassan Abbas

Apple has made it really easy to showcase your picture on your Apple ID. If you have never set a profile picture on Apple ID or are just tired of seeing the same old photo, then you can also change it. When it is easy to do, a large proportion of Apple users do not know how to do it, especially on their iPhone and iPad. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Change Apple ID Profile Picture – Tutorial. Let’s begin!

If you have not set a profile photo for your Apple ID before, then you might be tired of seeing the default icon now. Or perhaps, you might just want to switch to a newer and also better picture. Regardless of what your reason is, you can use any picture that’s stored on your devices like your Apple ID profile picture. Keep that thing in mind that these pictures show up in multiple apps and services such as iCloud, Messages, Contacts, Mail, etc.

You might have a hard time trying to figure out how you can change the picture especially. If you are a new user to the iOS ecosystem. We will cover how you easily can change your Apple ID profile on your iPhone and iPad as well.

How Can you Change Your Apple ID Profile Picture

Apple has also made it really simple to alter the Apple ID profile picture on iPhone and iPad. Just follow these simple steps and you will do that in no time. I am attaching the screenshots for the iPhone, however, the process is the same on the iPad as well.

Also, when you change your profile picture on one device, then it will sync across all devices that use the same Apple ID. That means you do not have to do it again and again for all of the devices.

Changing the profile picture of your Apple account is a really straightforward procedure on any iOS device. Just follow these simple steps below to get started.

  • Go to the “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad
  • In the settings menu, click on your Apple ID name located right at the top.
  • Here, click on the profile icon located just above the name.
  • Now, you will get a pop-up at the bottom of your screen. Click on “Choose Photo” to browse through your photo library and then find the picture that you want to use. You will be now able to crop the picture here too.

Change Apple ID Profile


Now you know how easy it is to set or change your Apple ID profile picture from your iPhone or also iPad.

When you have updated your Apple ID picture from your iOS device. Then it will be automatically synced across all your other Apple devices along with the help of iCloud.

If you are currently not using an iOS device, then you can use to set a different profile picture from any device along with a web browser. This is an alternate and also easier method to change profile picture on a Mac or any other non-Apple device. Any changes that you have made to the profile picture using iCloud will be synced across all your devices too.

If you are a regular iMessage user, then there’s a decent chance that you are looking to just add a profile picture for iMessages and leave everything else as it is.


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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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