There is an option that you can switch to turn off ads on your Windows 10 lock screen. We first saw a Windows 10 lock screen ad in February 2016 for Rise of Tomb Raider. This is how to turn off Windows 10 lock screen ads. It takes about a minute at the most.
If you turned on your Windows computer and you saw Lara Croft on a mountain with a bow and a grappling hook, you are looking at an ad on your computer lock screen.
The odds are good that this replaced a beautiful photo of nature or some other cool always changing Windows 10 lock screen photo.
You can use this guide to turn off ads on the Windows 10 lock screen on your computer.
How to Turn Off Windows 10 Lock Screen Ads
You need to login to your computer and then open the Start Menu. You should see a option to click on settings. If not, click in the Ask me anything box and type in settings.
On the main Settings page, click on Personalization, which will take you to the main settings you need to change.
On the left side of this screen, click on Lock Screen, and then look for the drop down under Background.
Click on the Windows Spotlight option and change to Picture if you want to see a single image or to Slideshow if you want a changing series of images on your lock screen.
Another option to change is further down this screen. Scroll down and then turn off the option to “Get fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen.
Changing these options will prevent Microsoft from placing ads on your Windows 10 lockscreen again. We’ve seen this option on the Kindle and other Amazon Fire tablets that Amazon sells at a discount, but this is a first for Windows 10.
The Windows 10 update is free, so this is something that users may be more willing to accept, but with this change you don’t need to deal with ads on your Windows 10 lock screen anymore.