The Lock screen on Windows 10 is the first item that greets you when you start your Windows 10 PC. You will need to click or tap on it to bring up the sign-in screen where you log in to your account. You can customize the screen, or even activate Cortana to do some basic task using personalization settings.
In fact, you are allowed to disable lots of the Lock screen features, but you cannot get rid of some certain functionalities like the Network icon that is located in the bottom-right corner of the screen and gives anyone the ability to see and disconnect your device from a Wi-Fi network.
Thankfully, if you want to keep the Lock screen more private, you can still remove the Network button from the Lock screen with a simple tweak. And in this tutorial, we will show you the steps to do it with ease.
Before diving in, you first need to back up your PC, as editing the registry is risky and can harm your installation.
Steps to remove the Network button from the Lock screen
Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to open the Run command using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R.
Step 2: Next, enter regedit, and hit OK.
Step 3: Once regedit pops up you follow this path:
Step 4: Choose the System (folder) key, right-click on the right side, choose New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 5: You need to name the new DWORD DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI and hit Enter.
Step 6: Double-click the DWORD you just created and set its value from 0 to 1.
Step 7: Lastly, exit the Registry and reboot your computer to complete the task.
From now on, the Network icon will no longer appear in the Lock or Sign-in screen.
If you change your mind, you simply repeat the above steps, but on step 5, you will have to set the DWORD value from 1 to 0.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions about how to remove the Network button from the Lock screen on Windows 10? Sound off in the comments section below and we will be happy to help.