How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 8.1

It is possible to Customize Windows 8 or 8.1 Lock Screen which is a tremendous option for Windows 8 users. Windows 8 lock screen looks good on a tablet, but it can also be used on laptops and Computers. The lock screen is not just a background image – it contains widgets that display quick notifications like for new emails, weather, calendar appointments, instant messages or social updates – without even unlocking your Windows 8 or 8.1 Computers or Laptop’s.

How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 8.1:

Lock screen settings are located in the PC setting application on Windows 8.  To access it, open the Settings (press Windows Key + I to quickly open the Settings from anywhere in Windows) and select Change PC settings.

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Select the Personalize category and select Lock screen. Click (or tap) on one of the provided background images or use the Browse button and select any image from your computer, Bing, SkyDrive, or even your camera or from here
If you want more features, try using the Chameleon app located in the Windows Store. It can watch “photo of the day”-type services and automatically change your lock screen background on a schedule, a feature not included with Windows 8.

Configure Lock Screen Apps
Lock screen widgets – known as “lock screen apps” in Windows 8 – allow you to view information at a glance. Apps added to the lock screen are allowed to run in the background when your PC is locked so they can fetch new, updated information and display it on the lock screen.

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You can configure the list of lock screen apps from the Lock screen apps section below the lock screen background chooser. Click (or tap) an icon and select the app you want in that location.

You can get more widgets by installing more Windows Store apps – apps can choose to include lock screen integration. If you do not want any lock screen apps – or just want a few – you can select the Don’t show quick status here option.
You can also choose an app to show a more detailed status. For example, when you choose to display a detailed weather status, you will see the weather displayed in text on your lock screen.

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