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Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10

How to Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can specify for how long your computer remains inactive before the connected monitor is automatically turned off. If you have not changed the default power management settings, the display will be turned off after 10 minutes. Here is how to change these settings.

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Before you continue, you might want to read about unlocking the hidden display off timeout for the Lock screen in Windows 10. This will allow you to reduce the period when your display turns off after locking.

There are a number of methods you can use to set the time your computer remains inactive before the connected display will be automatically turned off. This option applies to all  displays connected to your PC. You can use either Settings, the classic Control Panel, or the console 'powercfg' tool.

To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10,

  1. Open the Settings app. Windows 10 Creators Update Settings 15019
  2. Go to System > Power & sleep.
  3. On the right, specify the number of minutes after which the display turns off.
  4. On laptops, you can set this parameter individually for battery power, and when plugged in.

You are done.

Change Turn Off Display After Time using Control Panel

  1. Open the classic Control Panel.
  2. Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options.
  3. Click on the link "Change plan settings".Change Plan Settings Link
  4. Click on the link "Change settings that are currently unavailable".Windows 10 Turn Off Display After 1
  5. Next to Turn off the display, select the number of minutes after which the display turns off,and click on Save changes.Windows 10 Turn Off Display After 2

You are done.

Change Turn Off Display After Time with Advanced Power Plan Settings

  1. Open advanced power options.
  2. In the drop-down list, select the power plan you want to change the option for.
  3. Expand Display and Turn off display after.
  4. Specify the number of minutes after which the display turns off.Windows 10 Turn Off Display After 3
  5. On a laptop, you can set this number separately for battery power, and when plugged in.

You are done.

Change Turn Off Display After Time In Command Prompt

You can use powercfg, a built-in console tool that allows managing power options from the command prompt. Powercfg.exe exists in Windows since Windows XP. Using the options provided by that app it is possible to manage various power settings of the operating system.

To change the Turn Off Display After time in the command prompt, do the following.

  1. Open a new command prompt
  2. Type the following command: powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>. This will set the number of seconds after which the display turns off when on battery.Windows 10 Turn Off Display After 4
  3. The following command does the same when plugged in: powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>.
  4. Substitute <seconds> in the commands above with the desired value.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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