Disable App Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10

The Lock screen was first introduced in Windows 8. It is a security feature which shows a fancy image when your PC is locked. By default, Lock screen shows notifications from installed apps. You may want to disable them for your own privacy and safety.
The Lock screen appears when you lock your PC or when it gets locked automatically during a period of inactivity. If your account has a password, you will see the lock screen before you can enter your credentials. To proceed, you have to dismiss it using the touch screen, the keyboard, a mouse click or by dragging it to the top with the mouse.

If you are not happy to see app notifications on the Lock screen, here is what you have to do.

To disable app notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to System - Notifications & actions.
  3. On the right, go to Notifications.Notifications And Actions Windows 10
  4. Disable the option Show notifications on the lock screen.Disable App Notifications On Lock Screen In Windows 10

The same option can be turned off with a Registry key. Here is how it can be done.

Open the Registry Editor app and go to the following key:


Tip: You can reach the desired Registry key with one click.

On the right, create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK. Leave its value data as 0 to disable this feature.Disable Lock Screen Notifications With A Tweak

You can download ready-to-use Registry files from here:

Download Registry Files

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “Disable App Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10”

  1. Didn’t work. Tried both methods, the lock screen notifications keep coming up. (Microsoft edge nag).

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