How to enable new Home page for Settings on Windows 11

The Settings app has a new Home page with dynamic cards, and here's how to enable the experience on Windows 11.

Settings new Home page
Settings new Home page

Windows 11 build 23493 comes with the addition of a new Home page experience for the Settings app, but if it’s not available on your installation, use these instructions to enable it. Microsoft is bringing back the “Home” page to the Settings app with interactive cards representing various device and account-related settings grouped based on how you access the settings.

Initially, the page can show up to seven cards, including Recommended settings, Cloud storage, Account recovery, Personalization, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and Bluetooth devices, but the company plans to add even more cards in future releases.

If you want to get hands-on with the new homepage for Settings, you can use a third-party tool called “ViveTool,” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas on GitHub, to enable the experience (via @XenoPanther) on your computer.

This guide will teach you the steps to enable the new Settings homepage on Windows 11.

Enable new Settings Home page on Windows 11

To enable the new Home page for the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open GitHub website.

  2. Download the file to enable the new Settings’ Home.

  3. Double-click the zip folder to open it with File Explorer.

  4. Click the Extract all button.

    Extract ViveTool files

  5. Click the Extract button.

  6. Copy the path to the folder.

  7. Open Start.

  8. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  9. Type the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder and press Enter:

    cd c:\folder\path\ViveTool-v0.x.x

    In the command, remember to change the path to the folder with your path.

  10. Type the following command to enable the Home page for Settings and press Enter:

    vivetool /enable /id:42058345,42058313
  11. Restart the computer.

Once you complete the steps, the next time you open the Settings app, the Home page will appear as the default page when launching the app with the different cards. 

Settings Home on build 23493
Settings Home on build 23493

Here’s an overview of the currently available cards on build 23493:

  • Recommended settings: Adapts to your specific usage patterns, providing timely and relevant settings options.
  • Cloud storage: Offers an overview of your cloud storage use and lets you know when you’re nearing capacity.
  • Account recovery: Provides recommendations for your Microsoft account security with options to add additional recovery info.
  • Personalization: Surfaces customization with one-click access to update your background theme or change color mode.
  • Microsoft 365: Provides a quick glimpse of your subscription status and benefits and the ability to take key actions.
  • Xbox: Offers a view of your subscription status and options to manage the subscription.
  • Bluetooth Devices: Simplifies your Bluetooth device management experience.

If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step 10, make sure to use the  vivetool /disable /id:42058345,42058313 command and then restart the computer.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].