2024 | How to Change Xbox Background on PC/Mobile

How to change the Xbox background? Find the answer here. This post introduces several ways to replace the Xbox background, including using the built-in settings and installed apps like TMX.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2024

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Changing background in Xbox can be easy when you have found this post. The background of the Xbox can be a solid color or a custom image. Here, you have several ways to change the background in Xbox, including using the built-in settings on the computer and even using images from your phone. Below is the instruction. 

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How to Change Xbox Background on PC - Two Methods

Here are two methods for you to replace the background in Xbox on PC. To save time, try the 1st method which changes the background with solid color & game art, achievement art, custom images, screenshot, or dynamic background. Otherwise, you can use other apps like TMX to customize the background. 

Method 1. Change Xbox Background with Built-in Method

In Xbox One, you can change the background easily, using the built-in settings. Follow the part below. 

Here is a list of steps for changing the Xbox background:

Step 1. Open the Xbox button to choose the background. Here, you see the guide and then click "Profile & system" > "Settings" > "General" > "Personalization".

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Step 2. Hit "My background" > "My color & background". 

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Step 3. Then, you have several options to choose the background, including the solid color & game art, and achievement art, custom image, screenshot, and even a dynamic background. 

  • For solid color and game art, you just need to choose the color and then click "OK". 
  • For achievement art, you need to click "Achievement art" > "Gaming". Pick a game from the list and set the achievement with the background art as the background. 
  • For custom images, copy the JPG or PNG file from external devices like USB and then plug it into the Xbox. 
  • For screenshots, choose the target image you like. You can select "More actions (...)" > "Background" > "Set background". Now, make screenshot as the background. 
  • For dynamic background, you need to select the background art you like and then hit "Apply". 

Step 4. From the above part, you know how to change the background on Xbox. If you want to remove the custom background, hit "Remove custom background" on Xbox. 

Method 2. Change Xbox Background with Other Methods

Apart from using the built-in methods on Xbox, you can also use apps like Microsoft Edge on the Xbox console. Also, other apps like TMX are also allowed. The benefit of using these apps than the built-in method is that you can have more options for customizing your background. Below is the guide. 

How to change Xbox background with the TMX App:

Step 1. Open Xbox on your PC and hit the "Store" icon from the menu. 

find tmx in store

Step 2. From the searching toolbar, you need to type TMX. Then, install this app on Xbox. 

tmx in xbox

Step 3. Once the TMX is added, you can change the themes or popular backgrounds in it.

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How to Change Xbox Background on Phone

This method is suitable for you to change the background with images from your phone. The images can be saved from your phone's camera roll or you are allowed to edit the images before uploading.  

What you need to prepare to change the Xbox background with images from your Phone:

  • My Files Explorer
  • OneDrive
  • Microsoft Edge


Here is a list of steps on change the Xbox background with images from the Phone:

Step 1. Open the phone and choose an image you want to set as the background in Xbox. Then, choose to send the photo to OneDrive after editing the image. Go to https://onedrive.live.com/ to look for OneDrive. 

Step 2. In OneDrive, you need to choose an image as the background from the Phone. 

Step 3. Then, you need to find Xbox and open OneDrive in it. Locate the image you just uploaded from your phone. Click the "Share" button from the top bar and hit the "Get a link" button. 

Step 4. Here, it's allowed to hit "Copy" and copy the link to the clipboard. After that, open Microsoft Edge and click the "+" icon to insert the new tab. 

Step 5. In Microsoft Edge, you should click the "+" button to add a new tab. From the Xbox controller, you can press the Three Bars. Click "Paste and go" and insert the image you like. Then, hit "Download" > "Save as". Go to the Xbox-looking button and click "Picture" > "Saved Pictures". 

Step 6. Finally, you need to open My Files Explorer and click the "UserMgr0" file. Then, find "Pictures" > "Saved Pictures". Navigate to the image you want to set as a background and click "Set as Wallpaper". That's all. 

Bonus Tips: How to Record Xbox Gameplay without Capture Card

After knowing how to change the Xbox background, do you want to record Xbox gameplay without a capture card? If so, here is a recommeded screen recorder named EaseUS RecExperts which helps record gameplay video without using external devices. When capturing the game videos, you can choose audio resources including internal and external audio, an external webcam, etc. 

To record Xbox gameplay better, you can set the output settings in this software, including output formats, video quality, bitrate, frame rate, etc. Meanwhile, you are allowed to choose the custom hotkey for operations like recording, stopping, and taking a screenshot. Overall, it's an efficient screen recorder. 

Key Features:

Without registration, download and install this gameplay recorder with ease. 

How to record Xbox gameplay without using a capture card, via EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Start the gameplay you want to record and launch EaseUS game recorder. Next, select the Game mode.

launch RecExperts

Step 2. Click the nut icon to open the Settings window, and then click on "Video" to adjust the frame rate (from 1 to 144), video quality, format, etc. 

In addition, you can click on the "Game" button to change some game overlay options. Once done, click "OK".

Game settings

Step 3. Go back to the Game mode interface and click "Select Game" to choose the gameplay you want to capture. Next, click REC to start your game recording.

Choose gameplay

Step 4. You will see a small bar showing the time of your record. If needed, you can take screenshots in recording, or set the specific time to stop the recording by clicking the "Clock" icon on the toolbar.

Start recording

Step 5. Once done, you can watch and edit the recorded footage with the built-in video editor. On the recorded video, you can trim the recordings as you want.

View recordings

Also, this recorder can not only record gameplay but also online conferences like Zoom meetings as well. Even if you are not a host, you can still use it to capture online meetings. Below is a tutorial that introduces the method to record Zoom meetings without host permission. 

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FAQs About How to Change Xbox Background

Some related issues about changing background in Xbox gathered from the public are listed here. 

1. How do I set a picture on my phone as my background on Xbox?

Firstly, you can set the image from your phone as the background in Xbox. What you need are My Files Explorer, OneDrive, and Microsoft Edge. Also, to follow the instruction, go to the above part 2 to look for more details. 

2. Can I change my Xbox One background from the app?

Yes, you can. In Xbox, you are allowed to change the background by clicking "Profile & system" > "Settings" > "General" > "Personalization" > "My background" > "My color & background". Or you can consider installing apps on Xbox, such as TMX. It provides you with kinds of backgrounds for you to change in Xbox. 

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