With the default configuration of Windows 11, when you start your computer, it stops at the lock screen. When Windows automatically locks, or you lock it by pressing Windows + L, again, you will see the lock screen. After clicking anywhere on the lock screen, a sign-in screen appears. Then you need to enter the password or fingerprint to enter into your account.
But, if your Windows 11 machine (for example, tablet) includes an accelerometer sensor, the lock screen background by default will pan around a still image as you physically move your device. However, if you need, you can use a static lock screen background image to prevent lock screen background motion.
There are at least three ways to enable or disable lock screen background motion in Windows 11. We will review them all one by one.
How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Background Motion using Settings app?
To enable or disable Lock Screen Background Motion through the Settings app in Windows 11, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. First, press the
Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the
Step 3. Click on the
Step 4. On the Lock screen settings pane, turn on or off the toggle switch beside “Make the lock screen image react when I move my PC.”
Please note that this option will only appear on your device if it comes with an accelerometer sensor. Otherwise, you will be unable to find this option.
How to Turn On or Off Lock Screen Background Motion via Local Group Policy Editor?
Step 1. Press
Step 2. When the Run box appears, type the following and hit
Step 3. After that, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
Step 4. Then, on the right-side pane, look for the policy name, “Prevent lock screen background motion,” and then double-click on it to open its settings.
Step 5. Select the
Step 6. Click
If you want to revert the changes, on the above step 5, select the
How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Background Motion through Registry Editor?
Step 1. Press
Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and hit
Step 3. After that, navigate to the following key from the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 4. Next, right-click on the Windows folder and select New > Key. Name it
Step 5. Now, right-click the Personalization folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it
Step 6. Then double-click on the AnimateLockScreenBackground to modify its value data. Next, enter the following in the Value data box:-
- 0 – To enable Lock Screen Background Motion for all users.
- 1 – To disable Lock Screen Background Motion for all users.
Step 7. Click
Step 8. Reboot your device to apply the policy.