Given the just arrived Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Cortana is now enabled by default on your Windows 10 lock screen, presuming that you haven’t disabled the feature completely. If you are someone who’d rather not want Cortana answering questions for you when your PC is locked, it takes just a couple of clicks and minutes. You can easily disable Cortana on Windows 10 lock screen by following our quick guide below.
Getting started to disable Cortana on Windows 10 Lock Screen:
You will need to go through a few steps in order to disable Cortana on Windows 10 lock screen. The feature is easy to toggle and can be re-enabled whenever you wish to use Microsoft’s digital assistant back on lock screen. For now, here’s the way to disable it:
- Click on Cortana icon on taskbar to Open Cortana, press Windows+S on your keyboard or just speak Hey Cortana if you have already enabled that. Now when Cortana opens, click on the Settings button
- Now on Settings page, scroll down to turn off the option – use Cortana even when my device is locked
And you are done!
Remember that for now, Windows 10 PC users get no way right to access Cortana on the lock screen except for, saying hey Cortana into a microphone. No dedicated Cortana icon is available which you can click.
On the other side, mobile users can hit their Search key to activate her, however.
In addition, Cortana can respond to a series of questions, including playing music or answering your simply question, everything from the lock screen. You will need to sign in if you ask Cortana to do something that needs work with settings or an app, however. Only this way Cortana can complete your request.
Microsoft is consistently working on Cortana to make it better and feature-fledged than ever. The Windows 10 Update already begins more functionality to the feature and more should be expected in the near future. And for those who want to disable Cortana on Windows 10 Lock Screen to relieve from the constant voice, you just need to follow the steps mentioned above.
Do you find Cortana useful? What more you’d like Cortana to offer on your Windows 10 PC? Let us know in comments.
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