Windows 10 comes with a built-in feature for laptops that is called Windows Mobility Center. It allows you to instantly access or adjust the display brightness, mute or adjust volume, view and change Power Plans, view remaining battery percentage, set Sync Settings, and connect to an external display. For some reason, if you wish to disable or remove it from your Windows PC altogether, Microsoft offers a built-in option to do the same. This means there is no need to use a third-party tool to remove the Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10.
This post will share at least two ways to prevent access to Windows Mobility Center on Windows 10 for all users. These are the following:-
- Disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10 using Group Policy Editor
- Disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10 via Windows Registry
How do I disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10 using Group Policy Editor?
Gentle Reminder: Local Group Policy Editor is not a part of the Windows 10 Home edition; if you are still using Windows 10 Home edition operating system, you need to enable gpedit.msc.
To disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10 using Group Policy Editor, perform the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. Press Windows logo + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard to open Local Group Policy Editor windows:-
Step 3. In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate or browse for the following path from the left side pane:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Mobility Center
Step 4. On the right-hand section of Windows Mobility Center, double click on the policy “Turn off Windows Mobility Center.”
Step 5. Select Enabled.
Step 6. Click Apply.
Step 7. Click OK.
The policy will be applied immediately, which means there is no need to restart your PC.
If you change your mind and want to enable Windows Mobility Center, repeat the above steps and, in step 5, selected the “Not Configured” option.
How do I disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10 via Windows Registry?
Gentle Reminder: Editing Windows Registry may damage your Windows installation; hence we recommend taking a full backup of Registry and creating a system restore point. If something goes wrong, you can revert your PC to a previous working state.
Step 1. Click on the Start button and type regedit.
Step 2. In the top search results, click on Registry Editor entry to open it.
Step 3. In the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate, or browse for the following key:-
Step 4. Right-click on the Policies folder, select New, and then Key.
Step 5. Rename the newly created key as MobilityCenter.
Step 6. Now, perform a right-click on the MobilityCenter folder, select New, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 7. Rename the newly created DWORD (32-bit) Value as NoMobilityCenter.
Step 8. On the right side pane of MobilityCenter, double-click on the NoMobilityCenter and change its Data Value from 0 to 1.
Step 9. Click OK.
Step 10. Reboot your computer or laptop.
Now, you will not be able to open the Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10. If you want to enable it again, navigate to the following key:-
On the right side of MobilityCenter, double click on NoMobilityCenter and change its Value Data from 1 to 0. Restart your computer or laptop, and you have done it.