Setting your preferences

As a user, you can manage your personal settings.

To access your personal settings:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top, right corner of your Nextcloud instance.

    The Personal Settings Menu opens:

    screenshot of user menu at top-right of Nextcloud Web GUI

    Personal Settings Menu

  2. Choose Settings from the drop down menu:

    screenshot of user's Personal settings page


If you are an administrator, you can also manage users and administer the server. These links do not appear to a non-administrator user.

The options listed in the Personal Settings Page depend on the applications that are enabled by the administrator. Some of the features you will see include the following:

  • Usage and available quota

  • Manage your profile picture

  • Full name (You can make this anything you want, as it is separate from your Nextcloud login name, which is unique and cannot be changed)

  • Email address

  • List of your Group memberships

  • Change your password

  • Using two-factor authentication

  • Setting your preferences

  • Choose the language for your Nextcloud interface

  • Links to desktop and mobile apps

  • Manage your Activity stream and notifications

  • Default folder to save new documents to

  • Your Federated sharing ID

  • Social sharing links

  • Nextcloud version


Available options and settings depending on your administrators configuration. If you are not able to change the password or the display-name in your personal settings, please contact your administrator for help.