How To Change Lock Screen In Windows 8.1 With New Slide Show Feature

windows 8.1 lock screen change through slide show feature

The windows 8.1 added new feature in our lock screen option, this called slide show .In slide show’s feature user can customize background in slides. You will find apps and widgets that provide useful notification like calendar, messages, weather, social notification, clock and many more. You can even set alarm on lock screens. All you have to do is change lock screen in windows 8.1 with new features.

Sometimes seeing the same background image again and again is too boring and it makes us lazy. To see different images with slide show on the background screen that would be a new feature and will also bring a change every time you start your windows . So I will give you a proper guide on how to change lock screen in windows 8.1.

Change lock screen in windows 8.1 with slide show feature

Steps to change windows 8.1 lock screen:

  • Move your mouse to right corner of the window, to display charm bar.
  •  Now click setting in charm bar.
  •  Find change pc setting and click on it.


  • Select PC and devices -> lock screen.


  • Chose background image from your computer and make it background image.


Once you select an image. Your settings will be changed automatically. You can customize you apps and widget under the lock screen apps. This is very simple steps to change lock screens. But it is not end of my tutorial next step is add slide show in background.

How Can I Add Slide Show In Background:

Slides show can also be customize. The setting can be found in play a slide show on lock screen option. Take few easy steps and add slide show in lock screen –

  • Go to lock screen, select play a slide show on lock screen option “ON”.


  • When you “on” the option more option are appears under the play a slide show in on lock screen option. You can see this in image below –


  • Then click on add folder option and select images folder witch you want to make slide show.


  • Selected folder automatically add slide show and you will apply more settings under which display under the play a slide show on lock screen.

I hope this tutorial how to change lock screen in windows 8.1 with slide show feature helped you. I am also using windows 8.1 and I have added slide show in my background it is awesome and looks very cool 😀

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  1. Hey Vishal,

    Great write up mate. You did an awesome work online for new comers. It’ll surely be useful for windows 8.1 users.

    I’m using windows 7 from past 2 years which is not as damn good as windows 8.1 which have this amazing lock screen feature.

    I’ll try this feature for sure when I’ll install windows 8.1 in my system. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

    Mate, I’m not a techie guy. So, please make another post on Windows 8.1 installation. It’ll do the job for me and I’ll also try this feature by my own 😀

    Have a great day ahead!

    Best Regards!

  2. Hey snethashree,
    You can easily customize your windows 8 lock screen.As per my description on Steps to change windows 8.1 lock screen follow this steps and u will change lock screen 🙂

  3. Long days I trying to customize lock screen window but I can’t pls help how to customize windows 8 lock screen window ?

  4. Well, I haven’t made a visual contact with Windows 8 yet but I am sure whenever I am going to use it, this article is really going to help me.

    Thanks for such informative article ….. !

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