Here is how you extend the Windows 10 lock screen timeout

Lock screen on Windows 10 is a nice feature that provides users with useful information including date/time, status for apps and a beautiful background image. If you have got Windows 10 installed on your device, you probably noticed that no matter how hard you try, your computer’s display turns off after 60 seconds when you lock your Windows 10.

It is natively impossible to change that even though you have messed up all the settings in Control Panel. However, there is a workaround you can try to extend lock screen timeout, which is to modify the Registry to activate a new option  in the power settings.

In this tutorial, we will show you to how to modify the Registry in Windows 10 to change the lock screen timeout so you can have more time with beautiful background, status and more importantly interact with Cortana.

How to extend lock screen timeout before display goes black on Windows 10

Before we get started, remember that the below-mentioned step-by-step guide is aimed at professional Windows 10 user, as one wrong step will cause unalterable damage to your system. We recommend you create a complete backup of your device before moving ahead.

Step one: First and foremost, open the Run command by using the keyboard shortcut Windows + R. After that, type Regedit and click OK to open the registry on your device.

Step two: While you are in, navigate to the following path:



Step three: In the right-hand pane, double-click the Attributes to proceed


Step four: All you have to do is to change the value from 1 to 2 in the properties window. Once you are done, click OK.


The above-mentioned steps allow you to enable the option called “Console lock display off timeout” on Windows 10. If you want to change lock screen timeout, follow the steps below

Step one: Open the Power user menu by using the Windows + X  and choose Power Options.

Step two:  Next up, click Change plan settings and then click the Change advanced power settings option.


Step three: Scroll down to Display on Advanced Settings and click on it.

Step four: Double-click the Console lock display off timeout option to expand. You will notice that the default time now stands at 1 minute and you can change it to the time you want.

Step five: Once you are done, click Apply and choose OK to complete the task.


In reality, there is another way you can use to extend lock screen timeout on Windows 10, which is to use Command Prompt. However, editing the Registry seems to be the most used method to give you more time to see your beautiful background and status. As mentioned above, editing the registry can be dangerous, so make sure you do it correctly.

Don’t forget to share with us how your experience with Windows 10 has been so far in the comments section below.


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