How to Disable Sign-in Password After Waking Up from Sleep Mode on Windows 10 Laptops

Having to type-in your password every time your laptop PC wakes up from the sleep mode can be annoying. Thankfully, you can disable the password prompt that appears after your Windows 10 laptop resumes from sleep.

To do that, go to Windows Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options window. You can reach the Sign-in options window manually via Settings or by typing Sign-in options in Windows Search (lower-left corner of the screen, search icon).

On the Sign-in options window, under Require sign-in and the question “If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign-in again?”, select Never from the drop-down box.

Skip Password Sign-in after Sleep in Windows 10

That’s it. The next time your laptop wakes up from sleep mode, it will directly show Windows Desktop, without any password required.

Please note that the password prompt after sleep is a security feature to prevent other people from accessing Windows, programs, and files on your laptop. However, if you’re sure that nobody will try to use your notebook without your permission, you can disable the password prompt.

As a side note, some laptops have a fingerprint reader or an infra-red camera supporting Windows Hello face-recognition sign-in. These sign-in methods are quite quick and enable effortless log-ins. So, if you have a fingerprint reader or an IR cam on your laptop you should probably keep sign-ins after sleep on. There are no meaningful benefits of disabling the sign-in screen in that case.

Also, on Windows 10 you are able to use a 4-digit PIN instead of password, but that still requires typing in a box on the Sign-in screen.

Dan Z
Dan Z

On Laptoping, Dan writes about Windows-based laptop, 2-in-1, and tablet PCs.

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