How to Turn off login after sleep mode on a Windows 11 PC?

Suppose you don’t use the PC for a while. In that case, the PC automatically goes into sleep mode after a specific period. The PC does this to save system processes and therefore save battery.

However, if you are back at the PC after a while and wake the PC from sleep mode, the PC will ask for your login credentials to log in again via the lock screen. If you are the only PC user, then this can be annoying.

So this article will tell you how to disable logging in after sleep mode on a Windows 11 computer. The first way is through the Windows 11 settings, the second through local security policies, and the third through the Windows registry.

How to Turn off login after sleep mode on a Windows 11 PC?

Disable login after hibernation via Windows 11 settings

Right-click on the Start button. Then click Settings in the menu. Next, click “Accounts” and then “Sign-in options”.

Change the option “If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?” to “Never.”

If youve been away when should Windows require you to sign in again?

Windows 11 will now not ask for your login credentials after booting from sleep mode.

Turn off login after hibernation via a local security policy

You can set a local security policy in a work or school environment. This requires a professional edition of Windows 11. Should you wish to disable logging in from hibernation via a policy, you do this in the following manner.

Right-click on the Start button. Then click on Run in the menu. In the Run window type: secpol.msc

Open the Local Security Policy Editor. On the left side, open the following settings: Click “Local Policy” and then “Security Options”.

Double click on “Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit” in the policy settings. Change the option “Machine will lock after” to “0” seconds. Click OK and restart your PC.

Modify machine inactivity limit

Next time, Windows 11 will not ask for a password after hibernation.

Stop the login after hibernation via a registry key

Open the Windows registry. In the address bar of the Windows registry, copy and paste the following line:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Then right-click on “Desktop” and click New > DWORD (32-bit value).

Name this new value “DelayLockInterval” and change the value data to “0”.

DelayLockInterval registry key

I hope this helped you manage to disable logging in after hibernation on a Windows 11 computer. Thanks for reading!

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