If you want to keep your computer unlocked while you are away from it or if you don’t want it to lock automatically after a set amount of time, disabling the auto lock feature on Windows 10 may be helpful.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial for disabling Windows 10’s auto lock feature:
- Type “Control Panel” into the search box in the Start menu. To access the Control Panel, click on its icon.
- Select “Hardware and Sound” from the Control Panel’s drop-down menu, then select “Power Options.”
- Click the “Change plan settings” link next to the power plan you’re currently using in the Power Options window.
- Click the “Change advanced power settings” link in the following window.
- Expand the “Power buttons and lid” category in the Advanced Power Options window and select the “Sleep” option.
- You will find a number of options that let you modify how the auto-lock feature behaves under the Sleep heading. You must set the “On battery” and “Plugged in” options to “Never” in order to turn off the auto lock feature.
- After making the necessary adjustments, click the “Apply” and “OK” buttons to save the changes.
That’s it! Your Windows 10 computer should now be set to not auto-lock. If you want to, you can use these steps to enable the auto-lock feature. Simply enable the auto lock feature and set the “On battery” and “Plugged in” options to a specific time interval (e.g., 5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.) to have your computer automatically lock after that amount of time.
To completely disable the auto lock feature on a laptop, you might also need to uncheck the “Lid close action” option in the Power Options window. To do this, click the “Lid close action” option after expanding the “Power buttons and lid” category. To turn off the automatic lock feature when you close your laptop’s lid, first set the “On battery” and “Plugged in” options to “Do nothing.”