How to Enable or Disable Windows Security Account Protection Notifications in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to enable or disable the Windows Security app Account protection notifications in Windows 11.

Windows Security by default will send notifications with critical information about the health and security of your device.

The Windows Security app will notify users whenever there are account issues with Windows Hello or Dynamic lock.

Users will typically receive account protection notifications when conditions such as bad lighting make it difficult for Windows Hello to recognize them, or their mobile device is not being found to activate the Device lock.

If you are constantly receiving notifications from faulty Windows Hello and Dynamic Lock features, and you don’t want to keep receiving these, you can turn them off.

On the other hand, if you want to be aware of what’s happening with your computer, then simply turn it on.

Below is how to do that with Windows Security app in Windows 11.

How to turn or off Windows Security app account protection notifications in Windows 11

As described above, the Windows Security app will notify users whenever there are account issues with Windows Hello or Dynamic Lock.

You can keep receiving notifications or stop receiving them together.

Below is how to disable or enable account protection notifications with the Windows Security app in Windows 11.

In Windows 11, click the Start menu, and in the search box, type Windows Security, then select Windows Security in the list of results.

windows 11 search windows security app on start menu
windows 11 search the windows security app on the start menu

In the Windows Security app, click the Settings button (gear) on the button left of the Security at a glance window.

windows 11 windows security app settings button
windows 11 windows security app settings button

On the Settings page, under Notifications, click the Manage notifications link.

windows 11 windows security app manage notifications
windows 11 windows security app manage notifications

On the Notifications pane, under Account protection notifications, toggle the button to the Off position to disable.

To enable, simply toggle the button back to the On position.

windows 11 windows security account protection notifications
windows 11 windows security account protection notifications

You may also selectively receive notifications only for boxes that are checked next to the available options:

  • Problems with Windows Hello
  • Problem with Dynamic lock

You will also receive notifications when there are problems that require your immediate attention regardless of the settings here.

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-security-notifications-6a59ce6a-e1e0-4795-b080-ba92d49644b2

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable account protection notifications with the Windows Security app in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.