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How to Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminder and VoIP calls Notifications in Windows 10

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The lock screen is the screen you see when you lock your PC (or when it locks automatically after you haven't been using it for a while). The lock screen will also show at startup, and when you are signed out and idle for one minute. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to be able to see the sign in screen and sign in to Windows. Users can dismiss the lock screen using touch, the keyboard, or by dragging it up with the mouse.

Your account's lock screen will show Cortana reminders and incoming VoIP calls notifications by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing reminders and incoming VoIP calls notifications on the lock screen for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
You will need to have Get notifications from apps and other senders turned on to be able to turn on Show reminders and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen below.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Reminders and VoIP Calls Notifications on Lock Screen in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Reminders and VoIP Calls Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file



EXAMPLE: Cortana Reminders on lock screen
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Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Show Reminders and VoIP Calls Notifications on Lock Screen in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under Notifications on the right side, turn on (default) or off Show alarms, reminders, and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen for what you want.

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

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Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Show Reminders and VoIP Calls Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file

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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings

NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_CRITICAL_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK DWORD

delete = on
0 = off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Show Alarm, Reminder, and VoIP Notifications on Lock Screen

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Turn_On_reminders_and_VoIP-calls_on_Lock_Screen.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Show Alarm, Reminder, and VoIP Notifications on Lock Screen

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

Turn_Off_reminders_and_VoIP-calls_on_Lock_Screen.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn