Do More with Windows 10 Lock Screen: Spotlight Search, Auto lock, Change, Enable and More

Windows 10 comes with all awesome features and windows 10 lock screen is highly configurable and customizable as well and you can modify and change everything as per your windows 10 how you use accordingly starting from the picture that appears there to the information that it displays.

Change windows 10 Lock Screen

To change the lock screen settings follow the below steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows icon on the bottom left of the taskbar that runs along the bottom of your screen or alternatively you can also do this by pressing the Windows icon key on your keyboard or tablet to open the Start menu.


Step 2: With the Start menu open, you see a Settings icon and link in the bottom left corner of the Start menu. Click this.

Step 3: When the Settings app appears, click the Personalization icon, and then click the Lock screen settings.


Step 4: You will be now prompted with the lock screen settings. The options you have here allow you to change the following:

Change Windows Background Settings

There are different background image options available from a drop-down menu, and these might vary depending on who manufactured your PC. The first option is Windows Spotlight. This displays a standard picture on the lock screen most of the time, but might occasionally change to highlight a feature of Windows 10 you haven’t used, such as the Cortana personal assistant.

Other options include a static picture or a slideshow, where options allow you to choose what picture or pictures are used as the background for the lock screen.

If you choose a picture slideshow, you also see an Advanced slideshow settings link, which allows you to select options such as only using pictures that fit your screen, and turning off the slideshow when the PC has been inactive for a while (which can be a good way to preserve battery life on a laptop or tablet).

Choose an App to Show Detailed Status

This allows you to choose one of your installed apps so that it can display detailed information. Useful apps to include might be Calendar, to show any forthcoming appointments you have, or Mail, to display any newly arrived emails.

Choose Apps to Show Quick Status

 Here you can choose up to seven of your installed apps to display a numeric counter signifying how many new or unread items, such as email or messages, you have received.

Screen Timeout Settings

When you are using a laptop or tablet and want to maximize your battery life, you can use these options to set the period of inactivity, after which your PC will go to sleep.

Screensaver Settings

If you are using a laptop, tablet, or a desktop PC with a flat screen, you should ignore these settings, because running a screen saver uses more electricity; on a laptop or tablet, it runs down your battery more quickly. For older PCs that that still have a cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor, you can select a screen saver animation to prevent image burn-in, which can occur when an image if left on the screen for some time.

Auto Lock Windows 10 Lock Screen Settings

You can auto lock windows 10 when the screen saver pops up and to do that follow the below steps:

Go to control Panel -> Appearance Personalization -> Under Power Options->Change Screen Saver and check the box on Resume, display log in screen. When you on resume for wait you will be prompted to enter password again to get back to normal screen.

How to enable lock screen settings?

Go to Control Panel -> Personalization -> In the right side bar click on Do Not Display lock screen settings -> select enable and click apply and ok.

Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga is Senior Content Writer and Author and Also a Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web for More than 5 Years and She writes about technology related subject troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues. She has a Degree of Bachelor of Technology (Btech) from Kakatiya University and (Master of Technology) Mtech at Kakatiya University and JNTU university and is a real time Technology expert. She is a Real time Tech Expert and enthusiastic and has an Expertize in this technology area and writes specially on troubleshooting guides, solutions and tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related information.

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