System Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 11

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The lock screen is the stand by screen you see at startup, when you lock the computer, or when you sign out and are idle at least one minute.

The lock screen displays a background image, time, date, detailed status of selected app, and notifications by default.

When you dismiss the lock screen, you will see the sign-in screen.

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


It is required to have notifications turned on to be able to turn on or off show notifications on the lock screen.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen using REG file


EXAMPLE: Notification on lock screen
Notification_on_lock_screen.jpg






OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Show Notifications 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)

Notifications_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Notifications on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show notifications on the lock screen for what you want on the right side.

Notifications_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On Show Notifications on Lock Screen

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_Show_notifications_on_lock_screen.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"LockScreenToastEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_Show_notifications_on_lock_screen.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"LockScreenToastEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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