How to enable Windows Spotlight feature in Windows 10

Bing images of the day are a collection of latest home page background images from Bing.com. It explores some of the breath-taking images and allows you to set them as wallpapers. With the introduction of Windows 10, there has been a change in the scheme of things. There’s a new feature introduced called Windows Spotlight – a new lock screen feature that displays some beautiful images from Bing and certain running Windows apps. It is similar to ‘Bing images of the day’ feature but different in a sense as it allows a user to enable the curated slide show.

Windows Spotlight is designed to give the user the ability to provide feedback on the lockscreen background image directly from the lockscreen itself. Users can simply ‘Like’ the feature to refresh regularly the Windows 10 lockscreen. So, if over time, you like images of a particular category being displayed you can start seeing more of them on your lockscreen.

Enable Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

Open Settings and click Personalization. Now and choose Lock screen.

Under Background select Windows spotlight from the menu.

Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

Instantly, you will notice a ‘Like what you see?‘ dialog on the lock screen in the upper right-hand corner.

Choosing this option fires up a ‘I like it!‘ and ‘Not a fan‘ menu choice that allows you to register your vote.

To disable Windows Spotlight, simply select the Picture option again.

Windows Spotlight image

If you chose to like a wallpaper from a particular category, you will start seeing more of them.

This feature is currently available in Windows 10 Home only … for some strange reason!

Let us know how you like this feature and if you do use it!

How to save Windows Spotlight images

Vasudev G adds in the comments below: To save the Spotlight images, navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\

Going to this location one can see files with long alphanumeric names. Copy the files to other location and rename with .jpg extension.

This post will help you if your Windows Spotlight is not working.

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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.

8 Comments

  1. Rick RedOne

    Here I was trying to set this up, I could not figure out why I did not have this choice, until I got past the last picture in the article “This feature is currently available in Windows 10 Home only”

  2. A. R.

    How to – pls – make this available for other versions too.

  3. We have to hope Microsoft does this. 😛

  4. A. R.

    oh yeah I just read that it’s coming to Pro in “fall 2015 update”.

  5. vasudevG

    It has been made available in pro version from Build 10547 for Windows Insiders, so it will be coming to all users soon. Here’s a small additional tip as some users asked, can the Spotlight images be saved?
    One can’t directly save these images but Windows keeps these images here at :
    C:UsersAppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets

    replace username with and going to this location one can see files with long alphanumeric names. Copy the files to other location and rename with .jpg extension and you
    can get to see the images. Don’t move or delete the original files.
    I think I had posted this in forum,Please check for the forum post.

  6. John Nolan

    Andy, it’s now available in Windows 10 Pro Preview Build 10576. I Just checked…;)

  7. Drew

    It is now available in Windows 10 Pro. I just enabled it 30 seconds ago. I suspect the feature became available with the November 2015 update, which I’ve installed. I noticed this feature was automatically enabled on my Surface 3 tablet, but did not know how to do so on my home PC. Now I do. Thanks.

  8. Scott Cooper

    Hopefully someone can help me with this. I have two laptops; one I keep at home and one I keep at work. Both have Windows 10 as the operating system.
    On my home laptop, the “Like What You See?” feature works as advertised, displaying an every changing array of beautiful, phenomenal photos, which I love.
    On my work laptop, though, even though I have Windows Spotlight enabled, the photo never changes; it always stays the same. Also, there is no “Like What You See?” displayed on the screen.
    How do I get this feature to work on my work laptop the same way it does on my home laptop?

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