How to Change the Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout?


In windows 10, when you lock your PC/computer, its display automatically turns off just after 60 seconds. Because Windows 10 operating system includes a function that automatically detects when the device is locked and waits for 60 seconds, after time expires, the windows display goes black.

But if you want to change timeout or turn off lock screen timeout, Microsoft allows you to customize it.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Change the Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout,

  • Through Control Panel
  • Via the Settings app
  • By the Registry Editor
  • With the help of Command Prompt.

How to Increase Lock Screen Timeout from Windows 10 Settings?

To increase the Lock Screen timeout in Windows 10 through the Settings app, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Windows Settings.

To quickly access Windows Settings, you can use the Windows + I hotkey.

Step 2. Click on System when Windows Settings appear.

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Step 3. Next, select Power & sleep option under System.


Step 4. On the “Power & sleep” settings page, set the time under the Screen section for both options “On battery power, turn off after” and “When plugged in, turn off after.”


If you want to disable this setting, choose the Never option from the dropdown.

How to Change Lock Screen Timeout using Control Panel?

To change Lock Screen timeout using Control Panel, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Control Panel.

Step 2. Next, click System and Security.


Step 3. Then, click on Power Options.


Step 4. Now, click Change plan settings next to an active power plan.


Step 5. In the following screen, set the turn-off display time beside the “Turn off the display” option for both “On battery” and “Plugged in” settings.


How to Change Lock Screen Timeout through Registry Editor?

To change Lock Screen timeout in Windows 10 using Registry Editor, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, launch the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following folder in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-



Step 3. Double click on Attributes REG_DWORD on the right-hand side window.


Step 4. Set “Value data” to 2.

Step 5. Now, Click OK.

Step 6. Next, click on the Start button and type Edit power plan. Then, click on the same in the search results.


Step 7. Click the link Change advanced power settings.


Step 8. Expand Display > Console lock display off a timeout.


Step 9. Change the value for “On battery” and “Plugged in.”


Step 10. Click Apply.

Step 11. Click OK.

Step 12. At last, reboot your PC.

How to Change Lock Screen Timeout Settings using Command Prompt?

To change the Lock Screen timeout settings using Command Prompt, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Command Prompt as admin.

Step 2. Then, type the following and press the Enterkey on the keyboard:-


Note: You need to replace “60” in the above command with the timeout time you want to use in seconds. For example, if you’re going to turn off the screen after 2 minutes, you need to use 120.

Step 3. Again, type the following command and press theEnter key on the keyboard:-



That’s it.

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