[Guide] Disable sleep password in Windows 10

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If there’s one annoying thing about Windows 10, is it asks for your Microsoft (or local) user account password at every startup, restart and even when you wake the device from sleep. ¬†As long as you’re using a Microsoft account to sign into Windows, there’s no way to completely remove the password login. But if there’s one thing you can do, is to disable sleep password in Windows 10.

This way, when the PC wakes up from sleep, you won’t be required to re-enter the password, something many users do not need.

How to disable sleep password in Windows 10

While the password login is a reliable security feature, if you’re using your device at home, around (obviously trusted) family members, you don’t need to re-enter it every time the computer wakes up.

If you want to disable sleep password in Windows 10, you can easily do this from the Settings menu.

Open the Settings app (you can do this by clicking or tapping on the gear icon in the Start menu).

disable sleep password in Windows 10

Navigate to Accounts -> Sign in options.

disable sleep password in Windows 10

In the ‘Require sign-in’ section, you will see this option:

“If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?”

By default, this option is set to “When PC wakes up from sleep”. Set it to “Never”

From now on, you won’t need to re-enter your Microsoft account password every time your PC wakes up from sleep. Furthermore, this setting also affects hibernation mode, not just sleep.

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