All desktop operating systems have a native function that is automatically responsible for turning off both the screen of our computer and temporarily suspending its activity. This last option is very useful for when we plan to leave our team for a few minutes to have a coffee, eat, go outside, and we don’t want it to be on.

Putting the equipment to sleep is much faster than turning it off, although our equipment has an SSD (infinitely faster than a conventional HDD) since it allows us to return to work simply by moving the mouse or pressing any key. But we cannot always remember to carry out this process.

How to change Lock screen timeout before display turn off on Windows 10

Fortunately, Windows allows us to establish that after a time, the computer goes into sleep and/or turns off the screen automatically. Natively, when the laptop is plugged in, the time established in both cases is 15 minutes. In the case of a laptop, this time is reduced to 5 minutes, also in both cases.

If we want to extend or reduce the time that elapses since we last interacted with our team. Until it goes into suspension, we must perform the following steps:

  • First, we must access the Windows configuration through the keyboard shortcut Windows key + I or directly by clicking on the gear available in the start menu.
  • Then we head up the System.
  • Within System, in the left column, click on Start/stop and suspend.
  • In the right column, the time that must elapse first appears until the screen turns off. If we want to modify it, we only have to click on the down date located in the established time.
  • Second, the time that must elapse appears until our team goes into suspension. If we want to modify it, we only have to click on the down date located in the established time.