How to Disable Ads on Windows 10 Lock Screen


Recently, Microsoft has started pushing ads on Windows 10 lock screen, which is good at some time and sometime, this is not as good as it should be. Nobody wants to be a victim on unwanted advertisements. If you are one of them, who doesn’t like advertisements on Windows 10 lock screen, here is a solution that will let you disable ads on Windows 10 lock screen.

Disable Ads on Windows 10 Lock Screen

How to Disable ads on Windows 10 Lock Screen

Generally, Windows 10 shows advertisements based on new products on Windows Store. That means, if any developer or company has enlisted a new paid game or app on lock screen, you can find that as an advertisement on your Windows 10 lock screen. Previously, there was no such ads on the lock screen. But, now as the number of Windows 10 users has increased, Microsoft has started showing unwanted ads on the lock screen.

In addition, you should also know that Microsoft can show ads on Windows 10 lock screen if you use Windows Spotlight to decorate the lock screen. You know that there are total three options to decorate Windows 10 lock screen i.e. Windows Spotlight, Picture and Slideshow. Therefore, if you use Windows Spotlight to show picture from some other third party sources, you may find advertisements instead of picture from those selected sources.


Therefore, here is a trick that will let you disable ads on Windows 10 lock screen.

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At first, press Win + I to open the new settings panels on Windows 10. Here you can find some options. Just select “Personalization”. Now, on the next screen, “Lock Screen” option will come out. You have to click on that.

Now, if you have chosen, “Windows Spotlight”, you can find that in the drop-down menu. If that is selected, just click on the drop-down menu and select either “Picture” or “Slideshow”.

Disable Ads on Windows 10 Lock Screen

Following that, you have to choose a picture or some images based on your selection of option. After doing that, you can find another option called “Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen”. If you have enabled it, you can also find some ads on Windows 10 lock screen. This is always a good practice to disable this option. To do so, just toggle the button to turn it off.

There is one more thing what you should deactivate. Although, there is no such direct option but you can disable it right from the lock screen. If Windows Spotlight is selected, you may get three options under “Like what you see?”. Just select “Not a fan”.

That’s it! You are done. Now, you cannot find any ad on Windows 10 lock screen.