How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen on Windows 11?

On Windows 11 OS, it has a lock screen feature, similar to the previous versions of the OS, which triggers automatically when the system is kept idle for some time, and the device also goes to sleep if the system isn’t used for a longer time. The idea here is to save the battery life and protect your files and programs from unauthorized access.

Here, you get an option to log into the system using a different user account after the lock screen. You can also switch back to the same account that you have been using before the system got locked.

If you want to enable or disable the lock screen feature for your computer, this risewindows post will guide you on how to do it.

How to Enable or Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 11 using Group Policy?

Quick Note:  If you are using Windows 11 Home Edition, you first need to enable gpedit.msc because it is not part of any Windows Home edition operating system. After enabling Group Policy on your computer, you can use these steps. If not, then please refer alternate method of this post.

Step 1. Firstly, open Local Group Policy Editor.

To do that, simply press Windows + R hotkey to open the Run dialog box. Then type gpedit.msc and press Enter from the keyboard to launch Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Now, when you see the Local Group Policy Editor window, steer for the following path in the left sidebar:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization


Step 3. Then, switch to the right side of the Personalization folder and find the “Do not display the lock screen” policy. Then double-click on this policy to modify it.

Step 4. Select Enabled.

Step 5. After that, click Apply.

Step 6. Next, press OK.

Step 7. Finally, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Now that the Lock screen is disabled in Windows 11, if you want to re-enable it, in the above step 4, select the Not Configured option.

How to Turn On/Off Lock Screen on Windows 11 through Registry Editor?

To enable or disable the Lock Screen on Windows 11 through Registry Editor, do the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, browse to the following branch in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Windows folder and select New > Key.

Step 4. Next, rename the new key to Personalization.

Step 5. After that, right-click on the Personalization folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Next, rename the new DWORD Value to NoLockScreen.

Step 7. Then double-click on the NoLockScreen to modify its value. Set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 8. At last, click OK.

Step 9. Restart your computer.

To revert the changes, open Windows Registry and navigate to the following key from the left side pane:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

So, on the Personalization key’s right-side pane, right-click on NoLockScreen and select the Delete option. Now, default settings will be applied.

I hope it will be helped you with your problems.

That’s it & Good luck, guys.!!!

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