How To Hide Contact Birthday Reminder On Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

Windows 8.1 encourages you to log in with your Microsoft Account, used to be Live ID. By doing so, you will have a better experience using the new operating system that leverages cloud features built into the system. But sometimes, the default configuration of Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Account might not be something you’d prefer. Take birthday reminder for instance, it’s a neat feature from Microsoft, reminding me all my friends birthdays, but sometimes that might be too much. I sure don’t need to get reminded every day for every friend I have in my network. Maybe it’s just me but if you feel the same …

Here Is How You Can Turn Off Birthday Reminder On Your Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

Windows 8.1 Lock Screen with Birthday Reminder

Windows 8.1 Lock Screen with Birthday Reminder

Go to Calendar app from the Start menu. Slide your mouse to the top right or bottom right corner of the screen, then click Settings > Options.Windows 8.1 Settings Bar

Now, you will see the section “Birthday calendar” along with your other calendars.

Windows 8.1 Calendar Settings

Windows 8.1 Calendar Settings

All you need to do is to slide off the Birthday calendar.

Windows 8.1 Calendar Settings

Windows 8.1 Calendar Settings

When you done, the next time when your lock screen shows up, you will no longer see the Birthday reminder showing next to the notification area.

Windows 8.1 Lock Screen Without Birthday Reminder

Windows 8.1 Lock Screen Without Birthday Reminder

This is the quick way to hide or remove birthday reminder from your Windows 8 lock screen. However, as you might guessed, this also hides all your friend’s birthday from your calendar as well.

Jonathan Hu

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Last updated: 08/04/2014

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