How To Change Lock Screen Timeout in Windows 10

One of the options for saving power in Windows 10 is the blocking and subsequent shutdown of the screen automatically after 1 minute of non-use.


To change the lock screen timeout or disable it entirely, follow this simple tutorial.

First, you will need to change some values in the registry editor, so be careful because any error in this editor can be disastrous.

Step #1: Enable “Console lock display off timeout” in Windows 10

For this, you need to access the Registry Editor, just press Winkey + R and run the following command:


Once in the registry editor, go the following route:


There, double click on the DWORD called “Attributes” and change its value from 1 to 2.

Click OK to save the changes. That will enable the option “Console lock display off timeout” in the power plans.

Step #2: Change Lock Screen Timeout from Power Options

For this, go to:

  • Start Menu > Settings Winkey + I > System > Power & Sleep

Click on “Additional power settings”.

Now, click on “Change plan settings” of your current power plan.

Then, click on “Change advanced power settings.”

Finally, go to the section “Display” and click on the option “Console lock display off timeout,” there you can change the time 1 minute to another:

Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

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