How to add your Pictures Slideshow and Apps Info to Windows 10 Lock Screen

By default settings, Windows 10 shows one of its beautiful pictures from Windows Spotlight as background image of lock screen. In addition to it, you will also see time and date in the bottom left corner of the screen. Windows Spotlight images are downloaded from internet and are very beautiful images, but they change periodically.

Windows 10 Default Lock Screen

If you feel otherwise and rather like your own images as a slideshow, you can do that. You can also add some extra app information from several apps like calendar, weather, messaging, email, etc and make it more informative if you want it that way. Let’s see how to go about it.

1. Click “Action Center” icon on taskbar and click “All Settings”.

Action Center

Action Center

2. Click “Personalization”.

Go to Personalization

Go to Personalization

3. Click “Lock screen” in left pane and then click drop-down list of “Background”.


Lock Screen Options

Lock Screen Options

4. Select “Slideshow” and then select the folder that contains your images. You can add a folder that is anywhere in your computer. Make sure to the images have at least the resolution of your display, else the images may get cropped or may be blurry.

Slideshow Options

Slideshow Options

5. Scroll down in the same lock screen personalization options and click “Choose an app to show detailed status” or “Choose an app to show quick status” and accordingly choose your desired app info that you want on the lock screen. Best way to choose whether a detailed one or a quick one is to try each one yourselves and lock screen to check which one you like.

Add Apps info to Lock Screen

Add Apps info to Lock Screen

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.