How to Change Turn Off Display and Sleep Settings in Windows 10

By default, your Windows 10 laptop will automatically go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity if it is on battery power and 30 minutes of inactivity if it is plugged in.

Also note that by default, the display of your Windows 10 laptop will be turned off automatically after 5 minutes of inactivity if it is on battery power and 10 minutes of inactivity if it is plugged in.

Default durations of turn off display and sleep

If you wish, you can change these default durations, and here’s how you can do that:

Open Settings. Hit System > Power & sleep.

To Change Turn Off Display Duration

Under “Screen,” you can see two drop-down lists. First one is for “battery,” and another one is for “plugged in.”

Open both the drop-down lists and choose the duration as per your wish.

Changed turn off display durations

Note: If you’ve chosen “Never,” then it means that you’ve disabled automatic turn off of the display.

To Change Sleep Duration

Under “Sleep,” you can see two drop-down lists. First one is for “battery” and the second one is for “plugged in.”

Open both the drop-down lists and select the duration you prefer.

Changed sleep durations

Note: If you’ve chosen “Never,” then it means that you’ve disabled your laptop from automatically going to sleep.

That’s it. All done.

Alternate Way

You can do the same task using the below steps too and here are they:

Open Run. Type “powercfg.cpl” (without double quotes) and then hit “Enter” key.

Hit “Choose when to turn off the display.”

To Change Turn Off Display Duration

Now, you can see “Turn off the display” and a couple of drop-down lists beside it.

The first one is for “battery” and the second one is for “plugged in.” Open both and choose the duration you prefer.

Note: If you’ve chosen “Never,” then it means you’ve disabled automatic turn off of the display.

To Change Sleep Duration

Now, you can see “Put the computer to sleep” and a couple of drop-down lists beside it.

The first one is for “battery,” and another one is for “plugged in.” Open the drop-down lists and pick the duration you prefer.

Changed durations of turn off display and sleep

Note: If you’ve chosen “Never,” then it means that you’ve disabled your Windows 10 laptop from automatically going to sleep.

After you’ve done making changes, click on “Save changes” button.

That’s it. All done.

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Also see:

How to Disable Sleep Button in Windows 10

How to Add Hibernate in Power Menu

How to Clear Clipboard History in Windows 10


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