Microsoft uses the Windows 11 Lock Screen for promotions, and also you need to make an extra click to get the login screen. A few users may like it, but most Windows users don’t. If you think it is unnecessary or irritates you, you can disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.
Once you disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11, you will land straight to the sign-in screen, where you will be prompted to enter your password or Windows Hello. But, there is no straightforward method available to turn off the Lock Screen. That means neither the Settings app nor the classic Control Panel will help you. However, it is possible to disable Lock Screen using a group policy editor or registry tweak. We will guide you with both methods in this gearupwindows article. After login into your computer with administrator privileges, you can use either way to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.
How to Enable or Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11 using Group Policy?
Please note that if you are using Windows 11 Home Edition, you first need to enable gpedit.msc because it is not part of any Windows Home edition operating system. After enabling Group Policy on your computer, you can use these steps. If not, then please refer alternate method of this post.
Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.
For that, simply press
Step 2. When you see the Local Group Policy Editor window, steer for the following path in the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
Step 3. After that, switch to the right side of the Personalization folder and find the “Do not display the lock screen” policy. Then double-click on this policy to modify it.
Step 4. Select
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Press
Step 7. At last, reboot your PC to apply the changes.
Now that the Lock screen is disabled in Windows 11, if you want to re-enable it, in the above step 4, select the
How to Turn On/Off Lock Screen in Windows 11 through Registry Editor?
To enable or disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11 through Registry Editor, do the following:-
Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Once the Windows Registry opens, browse to the following branch in the left sidebar:-
Step 3. After that, right-click on the
Step 4. Rename the new key to
Step 5. Next, right-click on the
Step 6. Rename the new DWORD Value to
Step 7. Now double-click on the
Step 8. Click
Step 9. Restart your computer.
To revert the changes, open Windows Registry and navigate to the following key from the left side pane:-
Then, on the Personalization key’s right-side pane, right-click on