How to Disable Lock Screen Tips and Suggestions in Windows 10

Key Takeaways

  • Windows 10 displays fun facts, tips, and suggestions on the lock screen by default
  • These tips can be distracting and may compromise your privacy
  • You can easily disable lock screen tips through the Settings app or Group Policy Editor
  • Disabling tips will give you a cleaner, more minimalistic lock screen experience

The lock screen in Windows 10 serves as a gateway to your desktop environment, providing a glimpse of information even before you log in. By default, Microsoft displays fun facts, tips, and suggestions on the lock screen, which can be handy but also distracting or even a privacy concern for some users.

If you find these tips and suggestions annoying or intrusive, you can easily disable them and enjoy a cleaner, more minimalistic lock screen experience. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of turning off lock screen tips in Windows 10.

Disable Lock Screen Tips via Settings

The simplest way to disable lock screen tips and suggestions is through the Settings app. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the Settings icon (or press Windows key + I).
  2. In the Settings window, click on “Personalization.”
  3. On the left pane, select “Lock screen.”
  4. Under the “Lock screen” section, you’ll see an option that says “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen.” Uncheck this option.

That’s it! With this setting disabled, you’ll no longer see any tips or suggestions on your lock screen. Instead, you’ll have a clean, distraction-free lock screen displaying only the time, date, and your chosen background image or slideshow.

Disable Lock Screen Tips via Group Policy Editor

If you’re using a professional or enterprise edition of Windows 10, you can also disable lock screen tips using the Group Policy Editor. This method is particularly useful for system administrators who want to apply the setting across multiple computers in a network.

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter to launch the Group Policy Editor.
  3. In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content
  4. In the right pane, double-click on the “Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences” policy.
  5. Select the “Enabled” option and click “OK.”

With this Group Policy setting enabled, lock screen tips and suggestions will be disabled across your entire system or network.

Bonus: Disable Other Windows 10 Suggestions

While you’re at it, you might also want to disable other types of suggestions and tips that Windows 10 displays. Here’s how:

  1. In the Settings app, go to “System” and then click on “Notifications & actions.”
  2. Under the “Notifications” section, turn off the following options:
  • “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows”
  • “Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested”
  • “Show suggestions occasionally in Start”

By disabling these options, you’ll further reduce the number of unsolicited tips and suggestions that Windows 10 displays, giving you a more streamlined and focused experience.


Q: Why does Microsoft show tips and suggestions on the lock screen?

Microsoft’s intention behind displaying tips and suggestions on the lock screen is to help users discover new features and get the most out of their Windows 10 experience. However, some users may find these tips intrusive or unnecessary, especially if they’re already familiar with the operating system.

Q: Will disabling lock screen tips affect any other Windows 10 features?

No, disabling lock screen tips and suggestions will not affect any other features or functionality in Windows 10. It’s a purely cosmetic change that removes the display of these tips on your lock screen.

Q: Can I re-enable lock screen tips if I change my mind later?

Yes, you can easily re-enable lock screen tips by following the same steps outlined above but checking the “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen” option in the Settings app or reversing the Group Policy setting.

Q: Are there any alternatives to disabling lock screen tips?

If you don’t want to completely disable lock screen tips but still want to reduce their visibility, you can try setting your lock screen background to a solid color or a custom image instead of using the Windows Spotlight feature. This way, you’ll still see the tips, but they’ll be less prominent against a solid background.

Q: Can I disable lock screen tips on older versions of Windows?

The specific steps outlined in this article apply to Windows 10, but you may be able to find similar options to disable lock screen tips in older versions of Windows as well. However, the exact location and terminology of these settings may vary.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily disable lock screen tips and suggestions in Windows 10, giving you a cleaner and more focused experience on your lock screen. Whether you find these tips helpful or distracting, it’s good to know that you have the option to customize your lock screen experience to suit your preferences.