Turn Off Password Login When PC Wakes up from Sleep in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to turn off or disable password login everytime Windows 11 computer wakes up from sleep, standby or hibernation. By default Windows 11 will ask you to login again after you’ve been away from the computer for sometime.

This is a security feature and is there so that when you’re away, no one can login to your desktop session. This is pretty useful and in some cases required in a public or business environment.

However, if you’re alone at home or in a private area, you may want to turn off this so you don’t always have to type in a password when you return to your laptop. Although a new session doesn’t get created, the annoyances of typing passwords always may get some folks not to happy?

This feature only works on supported PCs. Don’t be surprised if you don’t have it enabled in your Windows 11 PC. With supported PC, Windows 11 enters into a special low power mode, known as Sleep which is part of its Modern Standby feature. Your PC returns from sleep mode faster than from a cold boot with your previous sessions intact.

To get started disabling password when your PC wakes up from sleep, follow the steps below:

How to disable password login when pc wakes up from sleep in Windows 11

Again, by default, everytime you leave your PC unattended, it goes to sleep to conserve battery and protect your session. If this is too much to handle especially when you’re alone, you can turn it off.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, select Sign-in options on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Sign-in options settings pane, under Additional settings, choose your desire settings for the line “If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?

The default is everytime. However, you can change that to 1 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes or 15 minutes.

That should do it! Whatever option you choose, it should apply immediately. In some cases, Windows 11 will want you to reboot your PC for settings to fully apply.

If you don’t see the option above, it means your PC doe not support Modern Standby.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable or turn off password login everytime Windows 11 wakes up from sleep or standby. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

1 Comment

  1. I looked all over the net for a simple solution to this problem. Thank you. After two hours. I simply made a password and the requirement for sign in after sleep showed up. It is counter intuitive that you have to create a password to remove the requirement for a password. Windows 11.

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