How to Choose Apps to Show Detailed and Quick Status on Lock Screen in Windows 10


The lock screen is the screen you see at startup and when you lock the computer. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to be able to see the sign in screen and sign in to Windows 10.

By default, the lock screen for your account will display notifications, and show the detailed status and quick status of apps you choose.

You can choose none or one app to show detailed status on your lock screen, displaying up to three strings of text.

You can choose none or up to seven apps to show quick status on your lock screen, displaying up to one short string of text.

This tutorial will show you how to choose apps to show detailed and quick status of on the lock screen for your account in Windows 10.


Contents

  • Option One: Choose an app to show detailed status on lock screen in Settings
  • Option Two: Choose apps to show quick status on lock screen in Settings



EXAMPLE: Detailed status of an app on lock screen
Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Windows 10 Lock Screen-lock_screen_detailed_status.jpg






OPTION ONE

Choose an app to show detailed status on lock screen in Settings


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

2 Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on the icon under Choose an app to show detailed status.

4 Select None or a listed app you want.

Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Windows 10 Lock Screen-choose_an_app_to_show_detailed_status_on_lock_screen.jpg






OPTION TWO

Choose apps to show quick status on lock screen in Settings


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

2 Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on one of the seven icons under Choose apps to show quick status.

4 Select None or a listed app you want.

5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 above to change, add, or remove (none) any other apps you want.

Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Windows 10 Lock Screen-choose_an_app_to_show_quick_status_on_lock_screen.jpg


That's it,
Shawn