How to Turn Off/On Lock Screen on Windows 11?

By default, Windows 11 includes a “lock screen” that you need to face while you try to log in to your system. When you try to enter into your PC, you need to select the user account and then type the password to access your desktop. A few users are happy with this lock screen, but many are not. If you are one of those Windows users who are unhappy with this screen lock, you can turn it off completely.

This gearupwindows article will guide you on turn on/off Lock Screen on Windows 11.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Lock Screen on Windows 11 using Local Group Policy Editor?

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

To do that, press Windows + R keys from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter from the keyboard in the Run box.

gpedit.msc

Step 2. When Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate or browse for the following path from the left side pane:-

Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

Step 3. On the right side pane of the Personalization folder, look for the policy name “Do not display the lock screen.” Now, double-click on this policy to change its settings.

Step 4. Select Enabled.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Now, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Reboot your computer or laptop.

When done, the Lock Screen is turned off on your Windows 11 PC. To turn on the Lock Screen again on your computer, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, select the option “Not Configure” or “Disabled.” That’s it.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Lock Screen on Windows 11 through Registry Editor?

Using Registry Editor, you can also apply a policy on your computer. It is beneficial if you are using Windows 11. In Windows 11 Home Edition, you can’t open Local Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) because it is not a part of it.

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following registry key from the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 3. Right-click on the Windows folder and select New > Key.

Step 4. Rename the newly created key as Personalization.

Step 5. Now, right-click on the Personalization folder, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. On the right side pane of the Personalization folder, rename the newly created DWORD (32-bit) Value as NoLockScreen.

Step 7. Then, double-click the NoLockScreen and change its Value data from 0 to 1.

Step 8. Click OK.

Step 9. Reboot your computer to apply the policy.

After performing the above steps, you will no longer see the Lock Screen on your Windows 11 machine. To turn on the Lock Screen again on your PC, open the Registry Editor and browse to the following key:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

On the right side of the Personalization folder, double click on NoLockScreen and change its Value data from 1 to 0. Now, Lock Screen is enabled again.

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