Windows 10: Windows Spotlight issue

Discus and support Windows Spotlight issue in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Dear Community members, I noticed that weather and other application notifications are not displayed on spotlight lock screen. when opening lock... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Andrew_Yousry, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Windows Spotlight issue

    Dear Community members,

    I noticed that weather and other application notifications are not displayed on spotlight lock screen. when opening lock screen settings, all applications are displayed as red X mark please check the attached screenshot.

    is there anyway to fix this problem or reset the spotlight lock screen. how to know what is causing this issue??

    I tried to reset windows, but had same problem again after reinstalling my programs & windows applications.

    please help

    Windows Spotlight issue 75852e39-d52b-4878-907e-f6151ee67f8d?upload=true.png

    Andrew_Yousry, Jan 23, 2020
  2. Rose Cal Win User



    Windows spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen. For us to better isolate your concern, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Is there a way for you to provide us a screenshot?
    • Have you made any recent changes before this issue occur?
    • Are you able to use spotlight before?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow these steps to modify Lock screen background to spotlight:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization and select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, choose Windows spotlight.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
    Rose Cal, Jan 23, 2020
  3. Dyan Rey Win User
    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen


    There are multiple causes on why you're encountering this issue. To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you disable and re-enable Spotlight. Simply follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the desktop and open Personalize.
    • Open Lock Screen tab.
    • Under Background, switch from Windows Spotlight to a Picture or the Slideshow.
    • Click OK and close the Window.
    • Now Log off and log in.
    • Navigate to Lock screen and enable Windows Spotlight again.

    Let us know how it works.
    Dyan Rey, Jan 23, 2020
  4. Alden Rey Win User

    Windows Spotlight issue

    windows spotlight

    Hi Leland,

    Windows Spotlight is a nifty feature in Windows 10. It can downloads pictures and advertisements from Bing and then displays them on your lock screen. Besides, you can mark whether you wish to see more or less images of a similar type.

    To sort out your concern, simply follow the steps provided below:

    • Go to privacy settings:
    • Background apps turn on
    • For spottlight setting app must be on.
    • You can now use spottlight in personalisation tab.

    We also suggest to re-register your Windows Spotlight by following the steps provided by
    Kapil Arya MVP on this

    Should you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Alden Rey, Jan 23, 2020

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