Windows 10 operating system features a lock screen before you sign in to your account. The Lock Screen showcases the date and time, quick status for apps you choose, and a background image, typically personal pictures or from Windows Spotlight.
While the Lock screen provides valuable information and beautiful pictures, you might have noticed that your computer’s display turns off just after 60 seconds when you lock your Windows 10 machine. This happens even if you change the power options to never turn off the monitor or never put the computer to sleep.
The reason behind that the operating system includes a function that automatically detects when the device is locked and waits for 60 seconds. After the time expires, the computer screen goes black.
However, Microsoft allows you to customize it through Control Panel or the Settings app. This setting you can also modify through Registry Editor or Command Prompt.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with all the possible methods through which you can change the Windows 10 Lock Screen timeout.
How to Increase Lock Screen Timeout from Windows 10 Settings?
If you want to increase the Lock Screen timeout in Windows 10 through the Settings app, use the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Windows Settings.
To quickly access Windows Settings, you can use the
Step 2. When Windows Settings appears, click on
Step 3. Then, 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 altogether, choose the
How to Change Lock Screen Timeout using Control Panel?
To change Lock Screen timeout using Control Panel, do the following:-
Step 1. First, open Control Panel.
Step 2. Then, click
Step 3. Next, click on
Step 4. After that, 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 adjust Lock Screen timeout in Windows 10 using Registry Editor, do the following:-
Step 1. First, launch the Registry Editor.
Step 2. Then, navigate to the following folder in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. On the right-hand side window, double click on
Step 4. Set “Value data” to
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Now, 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. Finally, 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:-
Step 1. First, 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