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Personalize your color, background, and theme on Xbox One

You have a few ways to change the look and feel on your Xbox.

Choose your color

Your personal color appears in tiles and accents on your Xbox.

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

Choose a color. Personal colors follow you to any Xbox.

Choose your background

Your background appears where you’d expect it to – in the background of home. It can be a solid color or an image like achievement art, a custom image, or a screenshot.

To choose your background, press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select Settings > Personalization and go to My background.

For achievements:

  1. Select Achievement art, then choose an achievement from one of your games.
  2. Select Set as background.

For custom images:

  1. Put a JPG or PNG file on a USB device, and then plug it in to your Xbox. (You can also use a DLNA share for this.)
  2. Select Custom image.
  3. Select File Explorer, choose your device, then choose your image.
  4. When it’s displayed, press the Menu button  on your controller and select Set as background.

For screenshots:

  1. Select Screenshot, then choose the one you want.
  2. Select More actions > Set as background.

Achievement art follows 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 black as your background.

Choose your theme

Themes can be set to dark or light and can also be scheduled.

To set a theme:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select Settings > Personalization.
  2. Select Theme & motion.
  3. Select Dark or Light, or schedule your theme according to specific times or sunrise and sunset.

Themes stay on the console they’re set to.

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