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How to Change Facebook Profile Picture on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Updated on January 8, 2016
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Max holds a B.S. in mass communications from SIU, an M.A. in communications from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

While changing your Facebook profile picture through the Facebook website on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch isn't possible, you can change your profile picture through the Facebook native app on these devices in a few quick taps. You can select any photo from your Facebook photo library, crop it and then set it as your profile picture. You can initiate this process through the app's menu.

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Install the native Facebook app on your device, then tap to open the app.Swipe the opening screen from left to right to reveal the menu on the left side of the screen.Tap "Photos" beneath Apps.Tap the photo you want to set as your profile picture to open it.Hold your finger against the picture to open a pop-up menu. Select "Make Profile Picture" in the pop-up menu.Tap "Make Profile Picture."Crop your picture by adjusting the corners of the grid.You'll see the Setting Profile Picture message.You'll finally see the Profile Picture Changed message.
Install the native Facebook app on your device, then tap to open the app.
Install the native Facebook app on your device, then tap to open the app. | Source
Swipe the opening screen from left to right to reveal the menu on the left side of the screen.
Swipe the opening screen from left to right to reveal the menu on the left side of the screen. | Source
Tap "Photos" beneath Apps.
Tap "Photos" beneath Apps. | Source
Tap the photo you want to set as your profile picture to open it.
Tap the photo you want to set as your profile picture to open it. | Source
Hold your finger against the picture to open a pop-up menu. Select "Make Profile Picture" in the pop-up menu.
Hold your finger against the picture to open a pop-up menu. Select "Make Profile Picture" in the pop-up menu. | Source
Tap "Make Profile Picture."
Tap "Make Profile Picture." | Source
Crop your picture by adjusting the corners of the grid.
Crop your picture by adjusting the corners of the grid. | Source
You'll see the Setting Profile Picture message.
You'll see the Setting Profile Picture message. | Source
You'll finally see the Profile Picture Changed message.
You'll finally see the Profile Picture Changed message. | Source

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Changing Facebook Profile Picture on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

  1. Install the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the App Store. The official Facebook app has Facebook, Inc listed as the developer.
  2. Tap to open the Facebook app on your device, then sign in to your Facebook account.
  3. Swipe from left to right across the screen to reveal a menu on the left side of the app.
  4. Scroll down the menu until you arrive at the Apps section. Tap "Photos" in this section.
  5. Tap to open the photo you want to set as your profile picture.
  6. Hold your finger against the picture to open a fly-up menu from the bottom of the screen.
  7. Tap "Make Profile Picture." A grid appears around the picture.
  8. Tap your finger against the corners of the picture, then pull them in to crop the picture as it will appear as your profile picture. Don't worry; the cropping only affects how the picture appears as your profile picture and doesn't edit how the picture appears in your photos.
  9. Tap the blue check mark icon in the lower right corner of the screen after you're done adjusting the crop markers. A message appears in the middle of the picture that says "Setting Profile Picture," and a few seconds later a message appears that says "Profile Picture Changed."
  10. Tap "Done." View your account to see your new profile picture.

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    • Max Dalton profile imageAUTHOR

      Max Dalton 

      6 years ago from Greater St. Louis, Missouri

      Glad I could help, Bella. Thanks!

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      Bella 

      6 years ago

      This reallyhelps me thank u so muchhhhh huggggssss frm malaysia + turkey;)

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      Jv.Gabatin 

      6 years ago

      I can't find my profile picture message

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