How to Enable or Turn On Screen Saver in Windows 11?

You can customize screen savers in Windows 11 in several ways, including adding photos, enabling or disabling the screen saver, setting the timeout, and password-protecting the screensaver.

Most users use this feature as a security measure while away from their PCs/Laptops. It will disable by default on Windows 11 but can be enabled if you want to.

You will be able to learn how to enable or turn on Screen Saver in Windows 11 with the help of this article from RiseWindows.

What steps enable or disable the screen saver on Windows 11?

First Method:

To enable or disable screen saver on Windows 11, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. Next, under the settings window that opens, click on the Personalization category from the left side pane.


Step 3. Then, On the right side pane of Personalization, click on the Lock Screen.

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Step 4. Click on the Screen saver option.

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Step 5. After that, the Screen Saver Settings window will open. Select your desired screensaver from the drop-down menu.


Step 6. Next, if you would like to customize the selected screen saver, click on the Settings button next to the chosen Screen saver. If customization is possible on the selected screen saver, a new pop-up window will open; otherwise, you will see, “This screen saver has no options that you can set.”


Step 7. Then, Before applying the screen saver, click on the Preview button if you want to see a glimpse of when a screen saver previews; pressing any key from the keyboard will exit the preview.


Step 8. Next, set the number of inactive minutes to wait for Windows 11 before displaying the screen saver. The default value will set to 1 minute, but it allows you to change the waiting time by clicking the up and down arrow buttons, or even you can select the value manually by typing between 1 and 9999.

Further, check the checkbox On the resume, and display the logon screen. This feature will password-protect your account when you are away from your PC. After activating the screensaver, you will prompt to enter the password or other methods to sign in when you try to log in to your account.


Step 9. At last, click on the Apply and then OK button.

That’s it.

Second Method:

To enable or disable screensaver through the Settings app, click on the Start button from the taskbar or press the Windows + S shortcut keys to open the Search menu. In the search box, type change screen saver.


Click on the Change screen saver option to open the Screen Saver Settings window. Now, repeat the above steps from step 5 to configure the screen saver.

If you want to disable or turn off your Windows 11 computer screensaver, select None on the Screen Saver Settings window from the drop-down menu. Then, uncheck the checkbox “On resume, display logon screen.”


At last, click on the Apply and then the OK button. Now, the screensaver will not protect your computer.

How to Create a Screen Saver Settings Shortcut on Windows 11 Desktop?

If you want to frequently change the Screen saver on your PC and want to create a desktop icon for this, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Right-click on the blank space on the desktop and select the New and then Shortcut option.


Step 2. Then, under the Create Shortcut wizard, copy and paste the following texts:-

control desk.cpl,,@screensaver


Step 3. Then, Click on the Next button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4. Name the shortcut to Screen Saver.

Step 5. At last, click on the Finish button.

After these steps, a screen saver shortcut will create on your PC desktop. By double-clicking on this shortcut, you can access Screen Saver Settings.

That’s all for this article. I hope this article will add some value to your work.

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