You may want to change the lock screen timeout setting because this time is too long or too fast for Windows to lock the screen when the computer is inactive. Windows locks the computer screen automatically after it has been idle for a certain period of time and it will display a screen that protects or just turns off the display. This is a good feature to protect computers.

In the past, computer screens were used to prevent CRT screen recording, but today it is a security feature. For example, if you do not use the computer for several hours, someone can access the file or password if the computer is not locked or turned off. But if you set the lock screen timeout correctly, the screen will automatically turn off after the computer has been idle for a few minutes and if someone tries to access, Windows will require a login password.

Change screen lock timeout for Windows 10

The only problem with this security feature is that sometimes the waiting time for the lock screen is set for a short time, which means that the computer will lock the screen after it has been inactive for that time. This setting can make many people feel troublesome because their computer will lock often and must enter a password to use, thus wasting time. To prevent this from happening, you need to increase the lock screen timeout setting in Windows 10 .

Note: Be sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Increase screen lock timeout from Windows installation

approximate 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings,  and then click Personalization .

Select Personalization 

Step 2: From the menu on the left select Lock Screen.

Step 3 : Now scroll down until you find the Screen timeout settings and select it.

Select Screen timeout settings

Step 4: Set the Screen  time setting to a higher value if you want to avoid turning off the screen frequently.

Set timeout

Step 5: If you want to completely disable this installation, select Never from the drop down menu.

Step 6: Also, make sure that the Sleep time is set higher than the time to turn off the screen otherwise the computer will "go to sleep" and the screen will not be locked.

Step 7: It's best to disable Sleep mode or set the time at least 30 minutes or more.

Step 8: Restart the computer to save changes.

Method 2: Change the settings while waiting for the lock screen from the Control Panel

Note: This is just an alternative to the above method, if you have done this, skip this step.

Step 1: Press Windows + X key and select Control Panel.

Select Control Panel

Step 2:  Click System and Security , then click Power Options.

Select Power Options

Step 3: Click Change plan settings next to the active  Power plan .

Step 4: Set up the same settings as above method.

Select Change plan settings

Step 5: Be sure to set the settings for both batteries and when plugging into the power outlet.

Set screen lock timeout

Method 3: Use the Registry

Step 1: Press Windows + R key and then type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: Follow the following path in the Registry:

HKEYLOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Power PowerSettings 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7

Step 3: On the right pane double click on Attributes DWORD.

Double click Attributes

Step 4: If you can't find it, you need to create a DWORD, right-click an empty area in the right window and select New > DWORD (32-bit) .

Step 5: Name Attributes and double click on it.

Change the value to 2

Step 6: Now change the value from 1 to 2 and click OK .

Step 7: Start the computer to save changes.

Step 8: Right-click the Power icon in the system tray and select Power Options.

Select Power Options

Step 9: Click Change plan settings .

Step 10: Then click Change advanced power settings.

Choose advanced power settings

Step 11: Scroll down until you see Display , then click it to expand the settings.

Step 12: Double-click the Console lock display off timeout and then change the value from 1 minute to the time you want.

Change the 1 minute lock timeout to the desired time

Step 13: Click Apply and OK .

Step 14: Restart the computer to save changes.

Method 4: Change screen timeout goods using Command Prompt

Step 1: Press Windows + X key and select Command Prompt (Admin).

Choose Command Prompt (Admin)

Step 2: Type the following command and press Enter :



Type the command in Command Prompt

Note: You must replace "60" in the above command with the desired screen timeout (in seconds), for example if you want 5 minutes and set it to 300 seconds.

Step 3: Then enter the following command and press Enter :


Step 4 . Restart the computer to save changes.

I wish you all success!