How to disable prompting for password after hibernation in Windows 11

Windows 11 will ask for a password by default if your computer comes out of sleep mode. If you are the only user on the computer, you will want to disable this password check.

Asking for a password is a standard security setting in Windows. While this security can be helpful in a public or work environment, it is less relevant for the home user.

This feature only works on supported PCs. So do not be surprised if this feature is not enabled on your Windows 11 computer. Windows 11 switches to a special low-power mode called sleep mode with supported computers, which is part of the modern standby feature. Your computer returns from sleep mode faster than a cold start, with your previous sessions intact.

How to disable the prompt for a password after hibernation

Right-click the Windows Start button. Click on Settings in the menu.

Windows 11 settings

From the left menu, click Accounts. Then click Sign-in Options.

options in Windows 11

Change the setting: “If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?” to Never. If you again require a password when the computer is brought out of sleep mode, change the setting back to “When PC wakes from sleep”.

If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again

I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

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