Disable the Network icon on Lock Screen in Windows 10

Out of the box, Windows 10 indicates the network connection's status on the Lock screen. A special icon shows if the network is accessible or not on the current device. Using a simple Registry tweak, you can hide that icon from the Lock screen.

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The network icon appears on both the Lock Screen and the sign-in screen in Windows 10. While it does not offer any functionality on the Lock Screen, it allows the user to disconnect the device from the network or connect it to some other network instead of the current one. Once you disable the icon, it will disappear from both the Lock Screen and the sign-in screen. Keep this in mind before you proceed.

Users who find no use for this functionality on the sign in screen can disable the mentioned icon as shown below.

Disable the Network icon on Lock Screen in Windows 10

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    Tip: see How to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.Windows 10 open policies key

  3. Here, create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI. Windows 10 policies key new 32bit dwordSet its value data to 1.
    Windows 10 DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI
    Note: even if you are running a 64-bit Windows version, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  4. Sign out from Windows 10 to apply the changes made by this tweak.

Once this is done, the network icon will disappear from the Lock screen and the sign-in screen.
Before:Windows 10 lockscreen default_network icon

After:

Windows 10 lockscreen no network icon

Alternatively, you can use Winaero Tweaker. It has the appropriate option under the Boot and Logon category:winaero-tweaker-lock-screen-network-iconYou can get the app here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

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That's it. To restore defaults, delete the value DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI that you created.

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1 thought on “Disable the Network icon on Lock Screen in Windows 10

  1. eddward

    I wonder if we can disable Airplane mode toggle in the Network flyout panel ( while in desktop) for a wired connection. It does nothing if pressed so it looks like a bug anyway.

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