Windows 10 Shows Ads on Your Lock Screen, Here’s How to Turn Them Off

Windows 10’s new Spotlight feature typically shows neat photos and fun facts the first time you start your computer. Now he started showing ads. Here’s how to turn it off.

How-To Geek discovered that Windows Spotlight, which usually switches between selected photos, was being used to display ads for Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider . Understandably, most people probably don’t want to be shown full-screen ads for a video game even before they unlock their computer. If you want to make sure that these ads are not appealing to you, follow these steps to disable Windows Spotlight:

  1. Open the Start Menu and find “Lock Screen Settings”.
  2. Under Background, choose Image or Slideshow instead of Windows Highlights.
  3. Scroll down to Get Fun Facts, Tips, Tricks & More From Your Lock Screen and select that radio button.

Apparently “and more” is where Microsoft hid the ads. If you love the Windows Spotlight feature and just don’t want to see ads, How-To Geek points out that you can select the drop-down menu when you see an ad and give feedback that you don’t want to see any more content. Like. It remains to be seen if this will remove all ads or just video game ads, but it’s worth a try if you really enjoy Windows Spotlight.

How to turn off ads on the Windows 10 lock screen | How-To Geek


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