How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 10

If you have a password set on your computer then it’s useful that Windows asks this after the computer is awoken from Wakeup Standby, but perhaps for some reason you do not like it, or you want to enable it. In this tutorial we will explain How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 10.

Please be aware that disabling this does decrease your system’s security. We suggest you do not do this on devices you carry with you.

Enable or Disable Password Protection

Method 1

1. Open Settings, by typing settings in the Cortana search box, or by opening Start and clicking on Settings.

2. Click on Accounts

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Windows 10: Accounts

3. Click on Sign-in Options

4. Under Require Sign in, select When PC wakes up from sleep if you want to enable Password Protection, or choose Never if you wish to disable Password Protection.

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Windows 10: Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup

Method 2

1. Right-click / Tap and Hold the Windows Start Button, or press the Windows + X keys at the same time.

2. Choose Power Options

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Windows 10 Power Options

3. In the left pane click or tap on Require a Password on Wakeup

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Windows 10: Require a Password on Wakeup

4. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable

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Windows 10: Require a Password on Wakeup

5. Choose the options you would like to use. If you would want to enter a password, then choose Require a Password, if you do not want to enter a password then choose Don’t Require a Password.

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We hope this tutorial showed you How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 10

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.
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  • Cliff Murphy
    June 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I have changed the account to no password on wakeup, but still requires a password.

  • Angel Black
    August 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I’ve changed both of these settings, but it still asks me for a password… I need to figure out how to remove the password and lock screen from 10. I’m about to upgrade my media PC and she wakes via remote. The login and Lock Screen are just added steps.

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