Windows 10 is very different from Windows 7 and earlier versions of the Windows operating system. If you have used Windows 8 or 8.1 for some time, you likely aware of some features, but Windows 10 is a whole lot different for users who upgraded from Windows 7 and previous versions.
With default settings, when you use a Microsoft account to sign in, Windows 10 automatically syncs several things to the cloud, including your current desktop theme. Now, as you likely know, a desktop theme includes a wallpaper as well as the window color. The sync feature is turned on by default when a Microsoft account is used for logging in to Windows 10.
The sync feature comes in handy if you prefer to see the same desktop background and other Windows settings on each and every Windows 10 device.
But then some users prefer to customize each of their Windows 10 devices uniquely. For instance, I prefer to set different wallpapers for all my PCs.
If you are using the same Microsoft account on multiple Windows 10 devices but don’t want Windows 10 to sync your desktop wallpaper and theme across all of your Windows 10 devices, you can stop Windows 10 from syncing theme (wallpaper and window border color) across devices. Here is how to do that.
Turning off sync is another way to stop Windows 10 from syncing theme, but disabling sync will stop syncing Windows settings and other things as well.
Turn off theme/wallpaper syncing in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Start menu and then click on the Settings icon in the left-side to open the Settings app. You can also use the Windows logo + I keyboard shortcut to quickly launch the Settings app.
Step 2: At the home screen of Settings, click Accounts, and then click Sync your settings.
Step 3: Finally, under the Individual sync settings section, turn off the option labeled Theme to stop Windows 10 from syncing your Windows 10 wallpaper across devices.
Have you downloaded these official new wallpapers for Windows 10?
more annoying bullshit trackware disguised as some valuable “feature”
Wow this is one garbage feature
My bikini wallpaper on my home PC got synced to my work PC without my knowledge
and I got reprimanded for it
Thanks a lot piece of sht windows
This DOES NOT work. How many pages on the internet have this “solution”??? I’ve turned off sync, set my own picture, changed slideshow to paused in advanced power setttings .. NONE OF IT WORKS. Effing MS change my effing wallpaper every time I boot up. Mind-blowingly stupid and annoying!!!!
I could not remove the sync because the message says, “Sync is not available for your account. Contact your system administrator to resolve this.”
I am the system admin. Both my PC and Laptop say this in the Sync settings. My laptop I own, but use only for work purposes so I need a work related wallpaper, but do NOT want that for my PC.
nOT TELLEN u says
It only works if you have a MICROSOFT Account!!!!