When using a Microsoft account sign into Windows 11, it shows your name and email address on the lock screen or sign-in screen. There is no real advantage to showing your email address on the screen other than to signal that you are using a Microsoft account to log in. Add to that, showing your personal email address on the lock screen can be a privacy issue, especially if you travel a lot or use your laptop in public spaces.
Thankfully, you can hide the email address on Windows 11 lock screen from Settings, Group Policy, or Registry Editor. I will show all three methods, you can follow the one you like. Let’s get started.
Hide email address on lock screen from Settings
As with most features, you can show or hide the email address on Windows 11 from the Settings app. Follow the steps provided below:
Step 1: Launch the Settings window from the Start menu or by pressing Win + I.
Step 2: Go to the Accounts > Sign-in options page in the Settings window.
Step 3: Scroll down and turn off the “Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen” option.
Once you disable the option I have shown you, Windows 11 will no longer show the email address on the sign-in screen (lock screen). If you want to show the email address on the lock screen, turn on the “Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen” option and you are good to go.
Hide email address on lock screen from Group Policy
If you using Windows 11 Pro edition, you can use Group Policy to quickly hide the email address on the sign-in screen and even stop users from modifying the option. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open Group Policy Editor by searching for “Edit Group Policy” in the Start menu.
Step 2: Go to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates folder.
Step 3: Open the System > Logon folder.
Step 4: Double-click on the “Block user from showing account details on sign-in” policy to open it.
Step 5: Select Enabled and click Ok.
Step 6: Close the policy editor and restart your PC.
Hide email address on lock screen from Registry Editor
Step 1: Launch the Registry Editor window from the Start menu or use the ‘regedit’ Run command (Win + R).
Step 2: Paste the below path in the Registry Editor’s address bar and press Enter.
Step 3: Right-click on the System folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit Value).
Step 4: Set the DWORD value’s name as “BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin” (without quotes).
Step 5: Double-click on the new value and change its value data to 1 and click Ok.
Step 6: Close the Registry window and restart your PC.
That is it. By following any of the three methods shared in this tutorial, you can hide the email address on Windows 11 sign-in screen. I hope it helps.
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