Disable Lock Screen Ads and Tips in Windows 10

In Windows 10, before you sign-in, you may get to see some advertisements, fun facts, and tips on your lock screen. This is a new feature that been introduced in the Anniversary Update. While many of you may find this interesting, some of you may want to disable these lock screen ads and tips. If you wish to, then this post will show you how to do it.

Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen Ads and Tips

Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen Ads and Tips

Open the Start Menu and click open Settings.

Next click open the Personalization section and then select Lock screen in the left panel.

Here you will see a setting Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen.

Toggle the switch to the Off position.

Once you have done this, you also have to disable the Spotlight feature.

Having done this, Windows 10 will now not display the Lock Screen ads and tips.

Microsoft has brought a few new things to the Windows 10 Lock Screen and the Sign-in screen. The sign-in screen now even displays the lock screen image, which is pretty cool in my opinion. But you can, if you wish, display a plain background on the sign-in screen too.

If you do not wish to show app icons & the number of new notifications in the Notification Center Taskbar icon, you can also disable them.

Now see how you can completely remove all Ads in Windows 10.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

9 Comments

  1. Alberto Gorin

    could t find ads only turn off lock screen in the back ground so turn it off

  2. ArtfulEric

    MS has removed the option toggle to disable the tips text on the lock screen in Windows 10 v.1607, so this article is no longer valid. You should pull it.from your site.

  3. The ‘Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen’ setting appears in v1703 too.

  4. matthew trivok

    nope it’s missing

  5. sjgadsby

    If you set your lock screen background to Picture or Slideshow, the option to disable “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen” *will* appear.
    If you set your lock screen background to Windows Spotlight, the option *will not* appear. With Windows Spotlight you’re stuck with those “fun” tips, tricks, and more.

  6. Brian Hansen

    You have to disable the Spotlight feature first in order to see the “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen” setting block. It will not be visible if the Spotlight Feature is enabled.

  7. Gus Flannagan

    “Microsoft has bought a few new things to the Windows 10 Lock Screen” – Yet another plonker who doesn’t know the difference between simple English words bought and brought. Sad.

  8. LOL, How presumptuous of you to think that it was an error and not a typo. I could probably ‘out-English’ you, but that is not the point here. Yes, it should be ‘brought’ – and not ‘bought’. Thanks for pointing out the typo – but it does amuse me to think that just because of your nationality you think you are the only one who knows the language.

  9. Gus Flannagan

    1. You don’t know my nationality. 2. I never claimed to be the only one who knows the language. 3. If you’re posting articles then it’s your responsibility to check your work so don’t be so defensive and take it on the chin like a man instead of whinging like a kid.

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