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


Thursday, February 17, 2022

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

Sleep is a mode that helps you keep your computer running, ready to use it again when needed without consuming too much power. However, for those who often have to sleep the computer to do other work, entering the password every time they come back takes a lot of time.

So is there a way to disable the password every time the Windows 11 computer is woken from Sleep mode? Let's go find the answer.

Why do you need a password after waking your Windows 11 computer from Sleep?

Simply put, this feature helps you protect the data stored on your computer. Without it, bad guys can easily wake up your Windows 11 computer and then access it to rummage, steal data or sabotage what you're doing.

So is it safe to disable the password when waking up a Windows 11 computer?

The answer depends on your work environment. If you regularly work in a safe environment, this should not have a bad effect. However, be careful if your work environment is not very safe.

How to disable password requirement when PC wakes up from sleep

Depending on the situation, you can do this in a number of different ways. However, if your computer is stable, without any errors, you should use the adjustment method using the Settings application right below:

Method 1: Using Settings app

1. You press Windows Keys + I to open Settings then click on Accounts in the left sidebar.

2. Click Sign-in options..

3. Find the option If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again? in the Additional settings section.

4. Click the drop-down arrow where When PC wakes up from sleep and then select Never.

5. Close the Settings app and then restart your computer. From now on, your computer will no longer ask you for a password every time you wake up from Sleep mode.

Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor

1. Press Windows Keys + R on your keyboard then type gpedit.msc and then press Enter.

2. In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following folder:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings

3. Find and double-click the value named Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in).

4. Select Disable

5. Then click OK to save the settings.

Now similarly, double click on Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) and disable the feature.

It is done!

Method 3: Use CMD

You can also use CMD to disable the password every time you wake up your Windows 11 computer. The steps are as follows:

1. Press Windows Keys + R to open Run then type CMD. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open CMD with Admin rights.

2. Type the following command and then press Enter:


3. Enter the following command and then press Enter:


After the commands have finished running, you just need to restart the machine to complete the installation process.

Method 4: Use Registry Editor

1. Press Win + R to open Run then type regedit and then press Enter.

2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the Microsoft folder according to the following path:


3. Right-click an empty space and select New. Select Key and then rename the folder to Power.

4. Right-click on the newly created Power folder and select New > Key then name this new folder PowerSettings.

5. Select the PowerSettings folder then right-click the empty space on the right and select New. Click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

6. Name this value DCSettingIndex.

7. Double-click DCSettingIndex and then enter 0 in the Value data box and then click OK.

8. Continue to right-click on the empty space and then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

9. This time, name the value ACSettingIndex.

10 Double-click ACSettingIndex and then enter 0 in the Value data box and then click OK.

11. Once done, exit Registry Editor and then restart your computer to complete the installation.

How to stay safe after disabling the password

Because you've disabled the need to enter a password every time you wake up from Sleep, anyone can access your Windows 11 computer every time you go to sleep and then go out. Therefore, you need to maintain safety with a few tips below:

1. Always turn off your computer if you have to go out for too long

If you have to go out for too long, you need to turn off the computer instead of just Sleep. This will prevent bad guys from getting access to your computer while you do your work outside.

2. Set up Secure Dynamic Lock with your mobile device

Dynamic Lock is a pretty useful feature in Windows that allows your PC to detect your presence based on how close it is to your mobile device. Your PC uses a BT connection to take advantage of this feature, and it can be used to automatically lock your PC whenever you're away.

This is a great feature if you use your PC in public places or often leave your PC alone in the office. Use the instructions below to set up Dynamic Lock on your device.

1. Start by turning on Bluetooth on your mobile device and PC. Put your mobile device in pairing mode and press Windows Keys + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app on your PC. Click on Bluetooth & devices on your left side.

2. Click on + Add device at the top.

3. Now click on Bluetooth.

4. Wait for your phone to show up in this list and click on it when it appears.

5. Verify the PIN on both devices and approve the request. Click Connect to approve the request on your PC.

6. Your mobile device should now be connected to your PC. Click Account on your left.

7. Click Sign-in options

8. Click on Dynamic Lock.

9. Check the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away box.

10. Since we just paired your mobile device, Windows should have no problem detecting, connecting and using the same key for Dynamic Lock on your PC.

Now you can close all Windows and continue using your PC as intended. Your PC will now automatically lock when you are a considerable distance away from it.

How secure is the dynamic lock?

Dynamic Lock isn't very secure, it's used as a backup protection, and we don't recommend relying on it to lock your device yourself. Dynamic Lock will lock your PC when your mobile device is no longer within its Bluetooth range.

This can be quite a distance considering the capabilities of modern Bluetooth adapters. It would be great if your PC could detect and use your neighborhood as an alternative to this PC feature, but that's not possible with current hardware. Therefore, we recommend using Dynamic Lock as a backup for worst-case scenarios, and make it a habit to lock your PC manually whenever you're not far away from it.

We hope this post helped you disable passwords when your PC boots from Sleep. If you run into any issues or have any further questions for us, feel free to post them in the comments section below.

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