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Change the background on Xbox One

You can change the background of your Xbox One. Here's how:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. In the Nav pane, select Personalization, and then in the right pane, select My color & background.
  5. Select My background, and then select one of the choices on the Your background screen:
    • Achievement art. Allows you to use any of your app or game achievements as a background or to purchase background images. To use an achievement, select one of your achievements and then select Set as background.
    • Custom image. Allows you to use an image from your Xbox One or upload an image from a USB drive.
      Note Custom images can only be used on the console where they were saved. You won't see this background on any other console that you use.
    • Screenshot. Allows you to use one of your saved screenshots as a background image.

Instead of an image, you can also choose one of the color squares to use for your background.

Adjust tile transparency

Adjusting the tile transparency allows you to better view your custom background through the tiles on the screen. To adjust this:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. In the Nav pane, select Personalization, and then in the right pane, select My color & background.
  5. Select Tile transparency on the My color & background page.

Choose the transparency value that you prefer (Solid, Mostly solid, Partly transparent, or Mostly transparent).

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