You want your data to be safe no matter what OS you use. Talking about Windows provides you with several ways in which you can protect your data. You may have noticed that you require signing in to your system again once it wakes up from sleep. It provides an extra layer of security to it. However, if you’re the only user to use your computer, signing in every time may seem like an additional task.
If you are a person that prefers skipping the signing-in part, Windows provides you with at least three ways to disable the password requirement after resuming from sleep. These include the Settings app, Group Policy Editor, and Command Prompt.
How to Skip Password Prompt on Windows 10 Settings?
Use these steps to stop or prevent Windows 10 from asking to sign in after resuming from sleep:-
Step 1: Firstly, Open Windows Settings.
Step 2: Next, go to
Step 3: Under “Accounts”, Click on the
Step 4: Finally, under the “Require sign-in” section, click on the
After completing the above steps, Windows 10 will stop prompting you to enter a password after waking up from sleep.
You can also revert the changes if you want to; you need to repeat the above steps and in step 4, select the When PC wakes up from sleep option.
How to Bypass Password Prompt when Resume from Sleep using Group Policy Editor?
Follow the below-described method to skip or bypass the password prompt when Windows 11 resumes from sleep using Group Policy Editor:-
Step 1: To begin, Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Once you do that, navigate to the following in the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings
Step 3: In the “Sleep Settings” folder, double-click on the policy name “Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery)” you see on the right side.
Step 4: Next, click on the
Step 5: Then click on the
Step 6: Now, click on the
Step 7: Then, again, double-click on the same policy name, “Require a password when a computer wakes (Plugged in).”
Step 8: Find the
Step 9: Then click on the
Step 10: Click on the
Once you’re done with all the above steps, Windows will start by-passing every time you try to turn on your PC after it goes to sleep.
You can also revert the changes if you want to, you need to repeat the above steps, and in steps 4 and 8, select the
How to Allow or Disallow Password Prompt when Resuming from Sleep in Windows 10 using Command Prompt?
Lastly, using Command Prompt, you can turn on or off the password prompt in Windows 10. Use the following steps to do that:
Step 1: First, Open an elevated Command Prompt.
Step 2: Type out each of the following in the command prompt and press Enter:
To Disable Password Prompt:-
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
To Enable Password Prompt:-
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1
Depending on your command, Windows will stop/start prompting you to sign in every time your device wakes up.
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