How To Fix Windows 10 Goes To Sleep After 2 Minutes

Windows 10 is a feature packed operating system that allows you to perform various customizations to it. From the way it looks to the way it handles certain files, there are several tweaks and settings that a user can perform. Although the time when the computer sleeps can also be manually set there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Windows 10 goes to sleep after 2 minutes.

Solve Windows 10 goes to sleep after 2 minutes

Several users who have laptops or desktops running on this operating system have experienced the problem where the computer goes to sleep on its own. Most of the time this is caused by a power plan setting that is not being supported by the latest update that has been installed. The quickest way to fix this problem then is to reset and reconfigure the power settings.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Restore to defaults power and sleep settings

  1. Open the Start Menu.

    This can be found on the lower left side of the screen.Windows 10 goes to sleep

  2. Click on Settings.

    This has the icon shaped like a gear.Windows 10 goes to sleep after 2 minutes

  3. Click on System.

    This is usually the first choice on the upper left side of the new window that appears.sleep setting

  4. Navigate to Power & sleep in the left pane.

    This will allow you to change the power settings.Windows 10 sleep

  5. In the right pane, click on Additional power settings.

    This is a link under the related settings option.Windows 10 power settings

  6. Select Choose when to turn off the display.

    This allows you to make certain display power saving settings.Windows 10 turn off display

  7. Click on Change advanced power settings.

    This opens a new window where detailed changes can be made.Windows 10 change power settings

  8. Click on Restore plan defaults.

    This restores the setting to defaults.Windows 10 power options

Change when the computer goes to sleep

You also need to make changes on when the computer will sleep.

  • Open the Start Menu. This can be found on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Click on Settings. This has the icon shaped like a gear.
  • Click on System. This is usually the first choice on the upper left side of the new window that appears.
  • Click on Power & sleep. This is located on the left pane and will allow you to change the power settings.
  • Click on Additional power settings. This is a link on the right pane under the related settings option.
  • Click on Change when the computer sleeps. This is located on the left pane.
  • Change the value to one that is higher than 2 minutes such as 5 minutes or never then click on the save changes button. This will change the sleep setting of the computer.

The screensaver might be causing the problem

There’s a possibility that the computer has an active screensaver that is causing this issue. To eliminate this possibility you should try to disable all screensavers.

  • Open the Start Menu. This can be found on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Click on Settings. This has the icon shaped like a gear.
  • Click on System. This is usually the first choice on the upper left side of the new window that appears.
  • Click on the Personalization section.
  • Select the Lock screen option from the menu on the left. 
  • Click on screen saver settings on the right pane.
  • Select None then click on the apply and ok buttons.

Issue still persists? Try using the power troubleshooter tool

In case you have already made the necessary power setting but the issue persists then you can try to run the power troubleshooter tool which can fix any power related glitches of Windows 10.

  • Click on Start. This can be found on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Click on Settings. This has the icon shaped like a gear.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Troubleshoot. This is located on the left pane.
  • Click on Power. This is located on the right pane.
  • Click on the Run the Troubleshooter button. This tool finds and fixes any problems with your computer power settings.

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