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
Step 2. Click on
Step 3. Next, select
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
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
Step 3. Then, click on
Step 4. Now, click
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
Step 4. Set “Value data” to
Step 5. Now, Click
Step 6. Next, click on the
Step 7. Click the link
Step 8. Expand
Step 9. Change the value for “On battery” and “Plugged in.”
Step 10. Click
Step 11. Click
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
powercfg.exe /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_VIDEO VIDEOCONLOCK 60
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 the
powercfg.exe /SETACTIVE SCHEME_CURRENT