System Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 11


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Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

You can choose to hide content of notifications from apps when on the lock screen for privacy.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide content when notifications are on the lock screen for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: Hide or show content of notification from app on lock screen

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Option One

Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Notifications settings

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3 Under Notifications from apps and other senders, click/tap on the app (ex: "Messages (via Phone Link)") you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 Turn On or Off (default) Hide content when notifications are on lock screen for what you want for this app. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key location below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings

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3 Under the Settings key in the left pane, click/tap on the app (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages") you want. (see screenshot above)

4 Go to step 5 (on) or step 6 (off) for what you want for this app.

5 Turn On Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen

A) In the right pane of the app's key (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages"), double click/tap on the AllowContentAboveLock DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If you do not have a AllowContentAboveLock DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type AllowContentAboveLock for the name, and press Enter.


B) Type 0 for the Value data, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Go to step 7 when finished.​

6 Turn Off Hide Content of Notifications from App on Lock Screen

This is the default setting.


A) In the right pane of the app's key (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages"), right click or press and hold on the AllowContentAboveLock DWORD value, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If you do not have a AllowContentAboveLock DWORD, then this app is already set to show content of notifications on the lock screen. Go to step 7.


B) Click/tap Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Go to step 7 when finished.​

7 When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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