Windows 10’s new Spotlight feature usually shows you neat photographs and fun facts when you first start your computer.
Now, you may have noticed an advertisement appearing on your desktop or laptop’s lock screen over the past couple of days.
Yes, this is what Microsoft has chosen to generate revenue after offering Free Windows 10 Download to its users: Monetize the Lock Screen.
Some Windows 10 users have reported seeing ads for Rise of the Tomb Raider with links to Windows Store from where users can purchase the video game. Microsoft started selling the game last month.
Here is the simple guide to how to opt-out and turn them off.
To turn them off head to Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen. Make sure your Background is set to Picture or Slideshow. If you have it set to Spotlight, the option to turn off ads won’t show up.
Then scroll down and turn off Get fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on your lock screen.