Android Tips and Tricks- change contact pictures
To add a picture to a contact on your Android, you can snap a picture and save it, grab a picture from the Internet, or use any image already stored in the phone’s Gallery app. The image doesn’t even have to be a picture of the contact — any image will do.
You know what’s not cool? Having that default block letter as a contact picture for your favorite contacts in your phone. They’re your favorites! Your besties, your husband or wife, even your kids. C’mon guys, they deserve better than the first letter of their first name. It’s up to you to make this right. But don’t fret—we’re here to help. It’s kinda what we do.
Before we get started, it’s worth pointing out that this process may vary slightly between manufacturers. Since all the big ones—Samsung, LG, Huawei, etc.—all do their own thing where the dialer is concerned, it may look slightly different depending on what model you’re using. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to figure out what to do once you get started, because the contacts portion of most dialers isn’t that different.
Okay, ready? Let’s do this thing.
The first thing you’ll want to do is open the dialer (also known as the “Phone” app). From there, just find the contact you’d like to add/change the picture for.
How to Change Contact Pictures in your Android Smartphone
The first step is to go to your Android Smartphone’s Phone App. Now search for the particular contact whose contact pictures you want to change in your Android Smartphone. The next step can vary slightly across different phones, so you need to do it carefully.
In phones like Samsung, when you click on the contact, it will automatically dial the contact, so be careful. Once you have selected the contact you need to change the contact picture for, for this tap on the “Edit” button. In some Android phones it will be Edit, whereas in other Smartphones it will display a pencil icon. Using the Edit option you can edit all the details of the contact. Now tap on the Picture icon and it will open an Edit menu to edit the profile picture. You can add a new picture instantly using the mobile camera in your Android Smartphone or you can select a picture from the gallery. Once you have selected the picture you want to use as the contact pictures in your Android Smartphone, you can crop and make the necessary changes to the picture. Now, save the changes and you are done with setting the contact pictures in your Android Smartphone.