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Change the Pick your background and color on Xbox One

Xbox One backgrounds are an image or solid color that you see on Home, and your personal color appears in tiles and accents around the system.

Change your color

To change your personal color, press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select Settings > Personalization > My color & background > My color.

Change your background

To change your background, select Settings > Personalization > My color & background > My background. Choose a solid color, or, if you want an image, select Achievement art, Custom image, or Screenshot.

  • Achievement art lets you pick an image from any of your unlocked achievements or rewards. In Achievements, choose your game and achievement, then select Set as background.
  • To pick your own custom image, put a JPG or PNG file on a USB device or DLNA share. Select File Explorer, choose that device, then select your image. When it's displayed, press the Menu button  on your controller and select Set as background.
  • For screenshots, press the Xbox button  to open the guide. Select Captures > Manage captures, choose the screenshot you want, press the Menu button  on your controller, select More actions, then choose Set as background.

After you set your background, press the Xbox button  and select Home to see it in Home.

Colors and achievement art will follow you to any Xbox, but custom images and screenshots stay on the console they’re set to. Custom images must be smaller than 3 MB, and the best size for backgrounds is 1920 x 1080. To clear a background, choose the first color (black) as your background.

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