How to Enable or Disable Spotlight Images on Lock Screen on Windows 11 or 10?

A new feature called Windows Spotlight on Windows 11 and 10 automatically downloads and displays Bing pictures on your lock screen, which is designed to give the ability to provide feedback on the lock screen and desktop background image directly from the lock screen itself.

How to Turn On Spotlight Images for Lock Screen on Windows 11?

Follow the below-described method to enable the spotlight images for Windows 11 Lock Screen:-

Step 1. Right-click on the Start button on the Taskbar. Choose Taskbar settings from the list of options displayed therein. Now, open the Windows 11 Settings.

To do that, you can use a Windows+ I keyboard shortcut to go directly to the settings window.

Step 2. When the Settings window appears on your computer, Choose Personalization from the side panel on the left of the window.

Step 3. Select the opposite of Personalization, then click the Lock Screen option.

Step 4. Under Personalize your lock screen heading, select the drop-down button and choose the option of Windows Spotlight.

Once you complete the above steps, it will automatically download new images from Bing and set your Lock Screen background. It is an option for displaying different background images as the lock screen background.

If you want to remove “Windows spotlight” images from the Lock screen, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, choose Picture OR Slideshow from the drop-down menu.

How to Enable Spotlight Images for Lock Screen on Windows 10?

Follow the steps to turn on the spotlight images for Windows 10 Lock Screen:-

Step 1. Windows + I is the shortcut keys on the keyboard for Opening the Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2. Click on the Personalization, When Windows Settings appear on your computer.

Step 3. Under Personalization, choose the Lock screen from the left side of the window.

Step 4. Use the drop-down menu “Background” to choose Windows Spotlight from the right side of the “Lock screen.

When you complete the above steps, Windows 10 will automatically download new images from Bing and set your Lock Screen background, which you want.

If you want to remove “Windows spotlight” images from the Lock screen, repeat the above steps in step 4, and select Picture or Slideshow from the drop-down menu.

How to Turn On or Off Windows Spotlight on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

Use these steps to enable or disable the Windows Spotlight feature in Windows 11 or 10 by adjusting the Registry:-

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. When the Registry Editor window appears on your computer, browse to the following path in the left sidebar:-

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent

Step 3. After that, select NEW > DWORD(32 Bit) Value by right-clicking on the Cloud Content folder from the left sidebar.

Step 4. Then, name the newly created REG_DWORD as Disable Windows Spotlight Feature.

Step 5. Now, double-click on the Disable Windows Spotlight Feature REG_DWORD, then set its “Value data” to the following:-

  •  Enable Windows Spotlight.
  •  Disable Windows Spotlight.

Step 6. Next, click the OK button.

Step 7. Lastly, see the changes by rebooting your computer.

How to Enable or Disable Windows Spotlight in Windows 11 or 10 via Group Policy Editor?

Follow the below-given method to show or hide Windows Spotlight images in Windows 11 or 10 via Group Policy Editor:-

Step 1. Start with Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. When Local Group Policy Editor appears on your window, then browse to the following path from the left sidebar:-

 User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content

Step 3. Double-click on the “Turn off all Windows spotlight features” policy from the opposite side of the “Cloud Content” folder.

Step 4. After that, select the Enabled option from the left side of the window.

Step 5. Then, click on the Apply button.

Step 6. Click on the OK button.

Step 7. Finally, Reboot your computer to see the changes.

Select the Not Configured or Disabled option from step 4 above to enable the Windows Spotlight again.

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