How to Change Lock Screen Off Display Timeout in Windows 11

This post describes steps you can take to change the Console Lock Display Off Timeout in Windows 11.

The lock screen is the screen or curtain you see when you turn on your computer before the sign in screen. It is also displayed once your computer is locked after you stepped away or press the Windows key + L.

While your screen is locked, Console Lock Display Off Timeout is the number of minutes Windows will wait before timing out and automatically turning off the display when no activities are detected.

By default, Console Lock Display Off Timeout settings is set to 1 minute with all power plans.

Below is how to change the Console Lock Display Off Timeout settings in Windows 11.

How to change console lock display off timeout in Windows 11

As described above, Windows will wait before timing out and automatically turning off the display when no activities are detected on the lock screen.

Below is how to change those settings in Windows 11.

First, open the Control Panel in Windows 11.

In the Control Panel app, with Category view, select Hardware and Sound as highlighted below.

windows 11 hardware and sound control panel jpg

Next, select Power Options as highlighted below.

windows 11 power options control panel jpg

In the Power Options window, select your active plan, then click the Change Plan settings link for the plan.

windows 11 power plan change plan settings jpg

In the selected pan settings window, click Change advanced power settings link as highlighted below.

windows 11 change advanced power settings control panel jpg

In Power Options window, expand Display, and expand Console lock display off timeout.

Change the wait time in minutes for:

  • On battery:
  • Plugged in:
windows 11 console lock display off timeout settings jpg

When you’re done, click OK to save your changes.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change Console lock display off timeout in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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