You can customize your lock screen. Try changing the background to a favorite photo or slide show. You can also choose quick status notifications to show you upcoming calendar events, social network updates, or other app and system notifications.

Customize your lock screen image

  1. Select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization > Lock screen.

  3. Select the list for Personalize your lock screen, then do one of the following:

    • Select Windows spotlight for beautiful photography that displays automatically. Windows Spotlight updates daily with images from around the globe, and it also shows tips and tricks for getting the most out of Windows.

      Note: If you don't see this option, it might be because it's managed by your organization. Check with your system administrator for more info.

    • Select Picture, then select a recent image, or select Browse photos, select the photo you want to use, and select Choose picture.

    • Select Slideshow, then select Browse, select the folder you want to use, and select Choose this folder. If you see folders listed that you don't want included in the slideshow, select Remove next to that folder.

If you chose Windows spotlight for your lock screen, you can test if it's working correctly. Press Windows logo key + L to lock your device. The Windows spotlight image should appear on the lock screen.

If you don't see the Windows spotlight image when you're signing in, select Start  > Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. Check that the toggle for Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen is turned on.

Customize a lock screen quick notification

  1. Select Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization > Lock screen.

  3. Select the list for Lock screen status, and select an option such as Mail, Weather, or Calendar.

    Note: If you choose Calendar, you can easily see your upcoming meetings.

You can customize your lock screen. Try changing the background to a favorite photo or slide show. You can also choose quick status notifications to show you upcoming calendar events, social network updates, or other app and system notifications.

Customize your lock screen image

  1. Select Start   > Settings .

  2. Select Personalization > Lock screen .

  3. Select the list for Background, then do one of the following:

    • Select Windows spotlight for beautiful photography that displays automatically. Windows Spotlight updates daily with images from around the globe and it also shows tips and tricks for getting the most out of Windows.
      Lock screen settings

      Note: If you don't see this option, it might be because it's managed by your organization. Check with your system administrator for more info.

    • Select Picture, then select a recent image, or select Browse photos, select the photo you want to use, and select Choose picture.

    • Select Slideshow, then select Add a folder, select the folder you want to use, and select Choose this folder. If you see folders listed that you don't want included in the slideshow, select the folder, then select Remove.

If you chose Windows spotlight for your lock screen, you can test if it's working correctly. Press Windows logo key   + L to lock your device. The Windows spotlight image should appear on the lock screen.

If you don't see the Windows spotlight image when you're signing in, select Start > Settings > Personalization > Lock screen . Then make sure Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen is turned on.

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