In this Windows 10 guide, I'll show you how to disable the password prompt when your Windows 10 computer resumes from sleep. There are three ways you can use to accomplish this:

  1. By using Settings.
  2. By using a Group Policy.
  3. By using the Command Prompt.

Skipping Password Prompt After Sleep Using Settings

Step 1:  Open Settings.

Step 2: Click on Accounts.

Step 3: Click on Sign-in options.

Step 4: Choose Never from Require sign-in drop down menu.

Skipping Password Prompt After Sleep Using Group Policy

Step 1: Use Windows key + R to open the run command window.

Step 2: Type in gpedit.msc and press enter to open the local policy editor.

Step 3: Go to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings

Step 4: Double click either "Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery)" or "Require a password when a computer wakes (Plugged in)".

Step 5: Choose the Disabled option.

Step 6: Click on Apply.

Step 7: Click OK.

Skipping Password Prompt After Sleep Using the Command Prompt

Step 1: Use the windows key + x keyboard shortcut to open the menu. Scroll to Command Prompt (admin) and click it.

Step 2: If you want to disable the sign-in option while your device is running on battery, type in the following command and press Enter:

powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

Step 3:  If you want to disable the sign-in option while your device is plugged in, type in this command and press Enter:

powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

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