The screen that appears at startup and when you lock your PC is known as the lock screen. You must close the lock screen to see the login screen and sign in to Windows. The lock screen wallpaper, by default, will scroll around a still image as you physically move your Windows 11 device (for example, a tablet) if it has an accelerometer (a tool that measures proper acceleration).
There are at least three ways to enable or disable lock screen background motion in Windows 11. We will see them one by one.You can stop the background animation on the lock screen if you want a typical static background image.
This risewindows post will guide you on enabling or disabling the background animation on the lock screen.
How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Background Motion using the Settings app?
To enable or disable Lock Screen Background Motion through the Settings app in Windows 11, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, press the
Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the
Step 3. Then, click on the
Step 4. Next, on the Lock screen settings pane, turn on or off the toggle switch beside “Make the lock screen image react when I move my PC.”
Quick Note: This option will only appear on your device if it comes with an accelerometer sensor. Otherwise, you will be unable to find this option.
How to Turn On or Off Lock Screen Background Motion via Local Group Policy Editor?
Step 1. Firstly, press
Step 2. When the Run box appears, type the following and hit
Step 3. Then, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
Step 4. Next, on the right-side pane, look for the policy name, “Prevent lock screen background motion,” and then double-click on it to open its settings.
Step 5. After that, select the
Step 6. So, click
If you want to revert the changes, on the above step 5, select the
How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Background Motion through Registry Editor?
Step 1. Firstly, press
Step 2. Now, in the Run box, type the following and hit
Step 3. Then, navigate to the following key from the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 4. After that, right-click on the Windows folder and select New > Key. Name it
Step 5. Next, right-click the Personalization folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it
Step 6. Now, double-click on the AnimateLockScreenBackground to modify its value data. Next, enter the following in the Value data box:-
- 0 – To enable Lock Screen Background Motion for all users.
- 1 – To disable Lock Screen Background Motion for all users.
Step 7. Press
Step 8. Restart your device to apply the policy.
That’s it for the article.
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