How to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

Here is how to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11 if you find it unnecessary or irritating. Some users don't like that they need to do additional clicks to get to the login screen or how Microsoft uses the Lock Screen in Windows 11 to push some promotions.

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After disabling the Lock Screen in Windows 11, the operating system will get you straight to the sign-in screen, prompting you to enter your password or authenticate with Windows Hello.

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

Microsoft does not offer a simple way to turn off the Lock Screen feature with the Settings app or the classic Control Panel. To get that done, you must use a group policy editor or a registry tweak in Windows 11 Home. This article will cover both methods. Also, you will learn how to disable the Lock Screen using the Winaero Tweaker app.

Important: You need Administrator privileges to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.

The first method will work on Windows 11 Home and Pro. To disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11, do the following.

Disable Lock Screen using the Registry editor

  1. Press Win + R and enter the regedit command.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Copy-paste the path into the address bar to save time and clicks.
  3. Right-click the Windows branch in the left-hand panel and select New > Key.Create New Registry Key
  4. Rename the new key to Personalization.Rename Key To Personalization
  5. Right-click anywhere on the right side of the window and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.Create New Dword Value
  6. Rename the new value to NoLockScreen and open it.Disable Lock Screen In Windows 11 In The Registry
  7. Change its value data to 1.
  8. Restart your computer.

You are done.

Ready-to-use REG files

For your convenience and peace of mind, we have prepared two ready-to-use registry files. They will allow you to turn off the Lock Screen in Windows 11 with a single click.

  1. Download REG files in the ZIP archive using this link.
  2. Extract the archive contents anywhere.
  3. Open the Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.reg file and confirm the changes.
  4. To restore default values and turn the Lock Screen back on, use the Enable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.reg file.
  5. Restart your computer to see the changes in action.

Finally, if you use Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education, you can use the group policy editor to turn off the Lock Screen in Windows 11. You can check your Windows version in Windows Settings > System > About > Windows Specifications.

Disable the Lock Screen with Group Policy

  1. Press Win + R and enter the gpedit.msc command.
  2. On the left side of the windows, go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.
  3. Now switch to the right side of the editor and find the Do not display the Lock Screen policy.Do Not Display The Lock Screen Policy
  4. Open the policy and change it from Not configured to Enabled. This will disable the Lock screen in Windows 11.Disable Lock Screen In Windows 11 With Group Policy
  5. To re-enable the Lock Screen, switch the policy back to Not configured.
  6. Click the Apply and OK buttons to save the changes.

Using Winaero Tweaker

Finally, you can use Winaero Tweaker instead of quirky and complicated editors for IT Admins and advanced users. Winaero Tweaker provides you with a simple and intuitive UI, plus hundreds of other tweaks to improve your Windows 11 experience.

  1. Download Winaero Tweaker using this link and run the installer.
  2. Once installed, open Winaero Tweaker and go to Boot and Logon > Disable Lock Screen.
  3. Place a checkmark next to the Disable Lock Screen option. Uncheck it if you want to revert changes.Disable Lock Screen In Windows 11 With Winaero Tweaker
  4. Restart your computer.

That is how you disable the Lock Screen in Windows 11.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

4 thoughts on “How to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11”

  1. Is there a way to enable the Lock Screen via Command Prompt? I disabled starting my Lock Screen thru Winaero but after I restarted my PC, It start up in a now blank Lock Screen that wont let me continue to the desktop & I cant even fill in my login info to bypass it since the login username password/pincode is not there anymore…

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