How to Stop Zoom Video and Audio Automatically on Screen lock in Windows 11

Zoom automatically turn off video and audio when deivce is locked in Windows 11

The article provides a guide on how to automatically stop Zoom video and audio when a Windows 11 device screen locks. This feature enhances privacy and prevents potential distractions during meetings when the user steps away. It can be enabled or disabled via the ‘General’ settings in the Zoom application.

This article explains how to stop Zoom video and audio automatically on screen lock in Windows 11.

Zoom is a video conferencing and online meeting platform that allows users to connect remotely. It offers video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, and recording features.

There are many settings one can configure in the Zoom app on Windows. Users can download and installstart Zoom automatically when Windows starts, use dual monitors, and more.

When you use Zoom on Windows, your video and audio will continue to be active even if your device screen locks. There’s a setting to turn it on or off.

There are a few reasons someone might want to turn off Zoom video and audio when their screen locks. For example, if you’re in a meeting and need to step away from your computer for a moment, it can distract other participants if your video feed is still active while you’re gone.

Additionally, if you’re concerned about privacy, you may not want your video to continue broadcasting if you’re not actively using your computer.

These are good reasons to turn off video and audio when your computer locks during Zoom meetings.

Automatically turn off Zoom meeting video and audio when the screen locks

As mentioned above, there are good reasons why you might want to automatically stop recording and broadcasting your device video and audio when you are in a Zoom meeting and the screen locks.

Here’s how to turn it on or off.

First, open the Zoom app. You can do that by clicking Start and selecting the ‘All apps’ button on the Start menu.

Under All apps, scroll down alphabetically to the bottom and open the Zoom app.

Start Zoom when I start Windows on or off

When the Zoom app opens, click the Settings (gear) to open its Setting pane.

Start Zoom when I start Windows on or off

Alternatively, click on your profile image at the top right and select Settings on the context menu.

Start Zoom when I start Windows on or off

When the Settings pane opens, under General, check the box next to the line that reads “Stop my video and audio when my device is locked” to enable this feature.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

Zoom automatically turn off video and audio when deivce is locked in Windows 11

Exit the Zoom app to save your changes.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to automatically stop video and audio when your device is locked while in a Zoom meeting. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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