How to configure auto locking screen in Ubuntu

If you step away from your Ubuntu desktop for a short while it will automatically lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your files or programs. This feature is included for security reasons.

Auto locking is security feature. The lock screen prevents unauthorized access. It is useful in public settings. But when you’re alone and no one around to access your computer, it’s probably not necessary.

Steps: How to configure auto locking screen in Ubuntu

1. Select System settings as shown in the below.

How to configure auto locking screen in Ubuntu

2. Double Click on Brightness & Lock from System settings.

How to configure auto locking screen in Ubuntu

3. If you want to disable auto lock screen, click on ‘off’.

4. If we want to set lock screen after certain time, click on ‘Turn screen off when inactive for’ option. By default, auto lock screen time is 5 minutes.

Final Notes: It is recommended to enable auto lock screen setting as security feature.

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