How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Lock screen in Windows 11.

The lock screen is the screen or curtain you see when you turn on your computer before the sign in screen. It is also displayed once your computer is locked after you stepped away or press the Windows key + L.

In order to sign into your account, you must dismiss the lock screen by either pressing a key on your keyboard or swiping up on the lock screen (curtain) show the sign in screen.

The lock screen also allows you to display notifications, show beautiful photos from around the world via Windows spotlight and more.

If you prefer not to show the lock screen when you start up your computer or lock it, you can disable it and show the sign in screen only.

The steps below show you how to do that.

How to disable or enable the lock screen in Windows 11

As mentioned above, the lock screen is the screen or curtain you see when you turn on your computer before the sign in screen. It also displays once your computer is locked (Windows key + L).

If you prefer not to show the lock screen, the steps below show you how to disable it.

Open Local Group Policy Editor by clicking on the Start Menu and searching for Edit group policy as highlighted below.

Under Best match, select Edit group policy to launch Local Group Policy Editor.

windows 11 open local group policy

In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, expand the tree: 

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

In the Personalization details pane on the right, locate and double-click the setting Do not display the lock screen.

windows 11 do no display lock screen

In the Do no display the lock screen setting window, set the option to Enabled or Disabled.

windows do not display the lock screen enable disable

Select OK.

Close Local Group Policy Editor.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn On or Off lock screen in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment below to report.

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