Windows 10 Tip: Modify sleep settings

By June 12, 2017 December 13th, 2017 Tech Tip

Is your Windows 10 computer going to sleep and showing a black screen too quickly? It can be frustrating if it goes to sleep and locks after only 10 or 15 minutes of idle time.

Here’s how you can modify your Windows 10 sleep settings.

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Type “sleep”. Choose Power & sleep settings when it appears.
  3. Under the Screen and Sleep sections, choose how long you want your computer to wait before turning off or going to sleep. You can have different times depending on whether your computer is on battery power (not plugged in) or plugged in.

And that’s it!

If you are still having problems, trying going to “Additional power settings” (at the bottom of the Power & sleep settings screen). This will show you the available power plans, and you can select “Change plan settings” next to the plan you are currently using. There are options here, as well as under “Change advanced power settings”.


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