How to change the avatar (profile photo) iCloud on iPhone, iPad, Mac or icloud com website

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In this article we will explain in detail why you need to change the profile icon (avatar) iCloud and how to do it.

Where can I see the iCloud profile icon?

Avatar profile iCloud will be displayed in the following places:

  • Menu → System settings… → iCloud on your mac;
  • Settings → iCloud on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad;
  • on the homepage of the browser version of iCloud (icloud.com) after authorization (in the upper right corner);
  • iCloud helper on Windows-based computers;
  • in your personal card (my data) in contacts (it can be sent via AirDrop, mail and other ways from the menu «Still»);
  • in messages and email;
  • in the airdrop menu;
  • in other places, where iCloud profile picture is used.

How to change iCloud profile photo on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad?

On mobile devices, the profile image is changed in the iCloud contact settings, for what:

  1. Open Settings → iCloud.
  2. Click on the iCloud contact name at the top of the page and enter your Apple ID account password.
  3. In the upper right corner, click «Change».
  4. Click on the button that appears «Change» under the profile image and in the context menu, click on the satisfying image loading option (take a picture or choose from the device’s library).
  5. Getting the file, image or breeding images, place the picture in a circle and click «Is done».

How to change the iCloud profile picture through the app «Contacts»

  1. Open contacts (or phone → tab «Contacts»).
  2. Click on your profile card (she will be in the top).
  3. In the upper right corner, click «Change».
  4. Click on the button that appears «Edit» under profile picture. Here we have a wider range of actions on the image. It can now not only be replaced with a new one, but also change (place another image in a circle) or delete (leave profile without image).
  5. At the end click «Is done».

How to change iCloud profile picture on Mac

You can change the iCloud profile image through the system settings, in the program photo booth or in contacts.


Change the avatar through the system settings OS X

1. Open the menu → System settings… → iCloud.

2. Move the mouse cursor over the profile image and click on the button that appears «Edit».

3. Select one of the options for the popup menu action:

  • default — standard avatars OS X;
  • ICloud photo — image from photo stream;
  • Camera — make a photo via webcam on your Mac.

P.S.: You can just move any image (for example from the Finder Explorer) on iCloud profile avatar.

4. Move the horizontal slider left and right to, to place the image in a circle, apply some effect if necessary.

5. Press the button «Is done».

Change the avatar through the application Photo Booth

Through regular «photo booth» OS X can not only quickly change the profile image of iCloud, but also apply some effect without having to turn to photo editors.

  1. Launch Photo Booth and capture an image using Mac’s built-in FaceTime camera (if you have it of course, well, or just an external webcam).
  2. Select the resulting image.
  3. Click on the sharing button («Still») and select the menu item «Edit profile photo».
  4. Change slider image size, work with checkboxes and click «Install».

Change the avatar through the application «Contacts»

  1. Run the application «Contacts».
  2. In section «My card» highlight your contact.
  3. Double-click the left mouse button on the profile image.
  4. Select a photo from any section or simply drag the image of interest from the Finder Explorer into this window.

Profile image size should not exceed 224 KB. JPEG formats supported, BMP, PNG and GIF.

How to change the profile picture on the site iCloud.com

  1. Go to the official iCloud cloud storage page.com.
  2. Log in to your account, entering data from Apple ID.
  3. In the upper right corner, click on the profile name and in the pop-up menu, select «ICloud settings».
  4. Move the cursor over the profile image and click on the popup button «Edit».
  5. Click «Choose a photo» or just drag the image of interest from the computer.
  6. Change the slider scale and click «Is done».