Do you want your computer to lock automatically and ask you for a password when exiting the screen saver? Here’s how to quickly change screensaver settings to keep your computer safe as you go.

There is an option in Windows 10 that will automatically lock your computer after a period of inactivity. For example, you can make Windows 10 automatically lock the computer after a minute of inactivity.

Automatically lock Windows 10 PC

In this guide, we will see how to automatically lock a Windows 10 computer when you are away from your computer.

Step 1: Type (or copy and paste) ” control desk.cpl, @ screensaver in the Run command and then press Enter to open the Monitor Setup dialog box. Alternatively, navigate to Settings app> Personalization> Lock screen> Screen saver settings to open the same.

If you are using Windows 10 Creators Update or later

Step 2: Here, from the Wait drop-down box, choose the time (in minutes) after which Windows 10 will lock the computer and ask for a password to reuse. We recommend that you keep it for 1 minute.

Step 3: Check the box labeled On resume, display logon screen option.

Click the Apply button. That is all! You have successfully configured your Windows 10 computer to lock after a certain period of inactivity automatically.