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Monday, February 21, 2022

How to Disable Ads on Your Windows 10 Lock Screen

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To remove Windows 10’s lock screen ads, click on your Start menu, and open up the Settings app:

From here, choose the Personalization setting, and then navigate to the Lock Screen tab.

Once this is open, find the field that reads “Windows Spotlight”, and click on the box. You can switch this to display either a “Picture” or a “Slideshow”, depending on your personal preference.

This will disable Microsoft from automatically pushing ads to your login screen without your permission.

Lastly, once you’ve selected the new style of login screen, be sure to un-check the option for “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen”.

This guarantees you won’t have to deal with unexpected sales pitches for Tomb Raider (or any other app, for that matter) the next time you try to log in.

Bonus Tip: If the ads don’t annoy you and you just want to see content that’s more tailored to your interests instead, you can tell Microsoft what’s relevant by clicking the icon in the top-right corner of your lock screen:

From here a menu will drop down, where you can choose from the two options “I want more!” and “Not a fan.”. The former will give you more content related to that specific kind of ad, while the latter will change it to a different picture the next time you log in, as well as preventing similar content from appearing in the future.

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