Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10

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


    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 Calendar 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.

    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: Calendar Reminders on lock screen
    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10-cortana_reminder_on_lock_screen.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    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 reminders and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen for what you want.

    The Show reminders and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen setting will be grayed out if you turned off Get notifications from apps and other senders.


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

    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Reminders and VoIP calls in Windows 10-lock_screen_reminders_voip_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Show Reminders and VoIP Calls Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file


    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

    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 When 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 Brink



  1. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,699
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #1

    Hi Shawn, after whichever build it was after 1903, Cortana can no longer be used to set reminders (one of the 3 things I lost in 'downgrading' from 1903 to 20H2/21H1!).

    Your account's lock screen will show Cortana reminders
    - near the start, + header above screenshot and screenshot would now be different as the lock screen reminder now says 'Calendar' without reference to Cortana.

    Sorry for the complication, but that's MS for you...
      My Computers

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,193
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @dalchina,

    I believe it was when Cortana and Search were separated in build 18317.

    Thank you. Cortana referenced removed now.
      My Computers


 

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