How to Change the Windows 11 Lock Screen Timeout?

By default, Windows 11’s lock screen times out and switches off the monitor after just a minute. When you try to enter into your PC, you need to type the user account password to access your desktop. It is very little time, and a lot of Windows users are not happy with this behavior. However, it is possible on Windows 11 to increase the screen time out. If you are one of those Windows users who are not happy with a one-minute screen lock, you can increase the time. In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on increasing the Windows 11 lock screen timeout.

There are at least two ways through which you can change the lock screen timeout on Windows 11. Either use Control Panel or Settings app. Ultimately, both will do the same job.

Control Panel does not allow you to change the lock screen timeout settings. So, you need to take the help of the Windows Registry to appear this setting under Control Panel. Then, you can increase the lock screen timeout according to your needs on your computer using Control Panel.

How do I Increase the Windows 11 Lock Screen Timeout using Control Panel?

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key from the left side pane:-


Step 3. On the right side pane, locate the Attributes DWORD (32-bit) Value and double-click to open its settings.

Step 4. Now enter 2 in the Value data field and then click the OK button.

That’s all. You can close the Registry Editor. Next, you need to increase the lock screen time on Control Panel.

Step 5. Open Control Panel.

Step 6. When the Control Panel window opens, click the Hardware and Sound category.

Step 7. In the next window, click the Power Options.

Step 8. Here, click the link labeled with Change plan settings next to the Balanced option.

Step 9. Now, click the link Change advanced power settings.

Step 10. A new pop-up window will appear. Expand the Display and then Console lock display off timeout setting.

Step 11. Now, set the timeout for how many minutes you want to lock the screen.

Step 12. Click Apply.

Step 13. Click OK.

Step 14. Restart your computer.

Now, the Windows 11 Lock Screen Timeout is set by you. Your PC’s screen will lockout after the time that you have specified in the above settings.

How do I Increase the Windows 11 Lock Screen Timeout via the Settings app?

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard or any other method that you use.

Step 2. Select System category from the left sidebar when Windows Settings opens.

Step 3. On the right sidebar, click on the Power & battery option.

Step 4. Now, scroll down to the Power section and then click on the Screen & sleep.

Step 5. Under Screen and sleep, select the turn-off-screen time from both drop-down menus marked in the below image.

That’s it. Now you can close the settings app safely.

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