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How to Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10

Want to disable sleep password in Windows 10? In this article, we have covered a detailed guide on how to do that.

Everytime users wake up Windows 10 computer or laptop from sleep; it always asks you to enter the PIN or password which you have created earlier. Now this behavior of the system is very annoying and is not liked by every Windows 10 user. In case you want to disable the sleep password in Windows 10, then you can also do that

If we consider the security of the system in our mind, then disabling the sleep password is not a good idea. Sleep password adds extra security and protects your system from unwanted users access in the workplace.

Now this is really annoying especially when you’re a single user of the system, and you need to type the password, again and again when you try to wake up your computer or laptop.

The best solution to get rid of this situation is to disable sleep password in Windows 10. Here is what you need to do:

Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10 using Settings App

1. Launch Settings app. For that, click on the Start button and then click on the Settings (gear) icon to launch the Settings app.

settings-app

Alternatively, you can press WIN + I keyboard keys to quickly launch the Settings app.

2. Under Settings app, click on the Accounts to launch the account settings.

settings-app

3. Under Accounts, on the left pane switch to Sign-in option tab. After that on the right panel, look for the option labeled as Require sign-in. Under this, you will see the drop-down menu with default settings “When PC wakes up from sleep.”

sign-in-options-in-windows-10

Click on this drop-down and change the settings from “When PC wakes up from sleep” to “Never.”

That’s it.

But keep in mind that when you switch the settings to NEVER, the system will not ask you to enter the Pin or Password. Also, the same settings will also affect Hibernation mode of the Windows 10.

Alternatively, you can also disable sleep password in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10 [Command Prompt]

1. Launch Command Prompt.

For that, make right click on the Start button and from WINX context menu click on Command Prompt (Admin). When UAC screen appears, click Yes to continue.

command-prompt

Alternatively, you can type cmd in the start menu search bar and when Command Prompt appears in the results, make a right click and Run as administrator.

command-prompt

2. In the command prompt, you need to type the following command to disable sleep password and hit enter.

(On battery (if available) )

powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

(Plugged in)

powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

command-prompt-windows-10

That’s it.

You can also enable password on the wake, here is what you need to do:

(On battery (if available) )

powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

(Plugged in)

powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

So these are possible ways to disable sleep password in Windows 10. Why don’t you try these methods and let us know if you need any assistance?

About Viney Dhiman

Viney completed his Engineering in 2014 and has 2 years of experience in the field of Technology and Web development. He likes to write about latest updates in the Tech World in his free time. Email: vineyvande19@gmail.com

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