How to Change Contact Photo on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Changing the contact photo on your Android device is a great way to personalize your phone and easily identify your contacts. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to change the contact photo on your Android device.

Step 1: Open Contacts

To get started, open the Contacts app on your Android device. You can usually find this app in your app drawer or on the home screen.

Step 2: Select Contact

Once you have opened the Contacts app, scroll or search for the contact that you want to change the photo for. Tap on their name to open their contact details.

Step 3: Edit Contact

In the contact details screen, look for an option to edit the contact. This is usually represented by an icon that looks like a pencil or a button labeled “Edit”. Tap on this option to proceed.

Step 4: Change Photo

After entering edit mode, you should see an option to change the contact photo. This is typically represented by an icon or text that says “Change Photo” or “Set Photo”. Tap on this option.


If there is no “Change Photo” option visible, it may be because your contacts are synced with an online account like Google or Microsoft Exchange. In such cases, you may need to change the photo through your account’s online interface.

Step 5: Choose Source

When prompted to choose a source for the new contact photo, you will typically have multiple options available. These can include selecting from existing photos in your gallery, taking a new photo with your camera, or downloading an image from another source like social media.

  • Gallery: If you want to select a photo from your gallery, tap on the “Gallery” option. This will open your photo gallery app, where you can browse and select the desired image.
  • Camera: To take a new photo with your device’s camera, choose the “Camera” option.

    This will open the camera app, allowing you to capture a new image specifically for this contact.

  • Download: If you have an image saved from another source, such as social media or the internet, select the “Download” option. This will allow you to browse your device’s storage and select the desired image.

Step 6: Adjust and Crop

After selecting a photo source and choosing an image, you may be asked to adjust or crop the photo. Follow the on-screen instructions to make any necessary adjustments.


The specific options for adjusting or cropping photos may vary depending on your device and manufacturer.

Step 7: Save Changes

Once you are satisfied with the selected photo and any adjustments made, tap on the “Save” button or icon to save the changes to the contact.


You have successfully changed the contact photo on your Android device. The updated photo will now be visible whenever this contact calls or messages you.

Changing contact photos is a simple yet effective way to personalize your Android device and make it easier to recognize important contacts at a glance. Have fun customizing your contacts!

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