How to Disable or Turn Off Lock Screen on Windows 11

Lock Screen Computer

There’s no direct way to disable the lock screen on Windows 11, but you can edit the registry values or change group policy to turn it off.

The Lock Screen in Windows 11 does not only welcomes you with gorgeous wallpaper but also acts as a security measure to prevent unauthorized access to your computer. Every time you boot up or sign in to your desktop, by default you have to go through the lock screen. Some users like the idea of a lock screen and go as far as customizing it, some users are not bothered by it, but there are also users who just want to get to their desktop quicker and would like the Lock Screen to be removed.

If you are among those who do not want to go through the hassle of a lock screen then you are in luck! As the Lock Screen is a part of the Windows operating system, you cannot turn off the lock screen with a toggle or anything similar. But do not worry, this guide will show you two methods that you can follow to disable the lock screen on your Windows 11 computer.

Disable Lock Screen Using Registry Editor

The Lock Screen can be disabled using the Registry Editor application. To open the Registry Editor, first, press Windows+r on your keyboard to open up the Run window. Once the Run window appears, type ‘regedit’ inside the command line and press Enter.

After the Registry Editor window opens up, copy & paste the following text inside the address bar and press Enter.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

After that, right-click on ‘Windows’ from the left panel, select ‘New’, and then select ‘Key’ from the expanded menu.

Rename the newly created key to ‘Personalization’.

Now, to create a new string, right-click on the right panel, select ‘New’ and then click on ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’ from the expanded menu.

Rename the new screen to ‘NoLockScreen’.

Now, double-click on the ‘NoLockScreen’ string, and a small window will appear. From there, enter ‘1’ inside the textbox below Value data and click on ‘OK’.

Now, for the changes to take effect, you have to restart your computer. Once you restart your computer, you will be directly taken to the desktop.


Turn Off Lock Screen Using Group Policy Editor

The process of turning off the lock screen using the Group Policy editor is similar to using the Registry Editor. To open up the Group Policy editor, type ‘Edit Group Policy’ in the Start Menu search and select the app from the search results.

On the Local Group Policy Editor window, double-click on ‘Computer Configuration’ from the left panel.

After that, double-click on ‘Administrative Templates’ from the expanded menu.

Next, double-click on ‘Control Panel’ in order to further expand the menu.

Now, select ‘Personalization’ listed under Control Panel on the left panel and then double click on the policy labeled as ‘Do not display lock screen’ from the right panel.

A new window will appear. From there, set the toggle to ‘Enabled’ and then click on ‘OK’.

Now just restart your computer for the changes to take effect.