How do I make my System always active?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To make your system always active, you can adjust the power settings on your device to prevent the screen from turning off. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you:

1. Go to the Start menu and click on the Settings icon. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to directly access the Settings app.

2. In the Settings window, scroll down and click on the “System” option.

3. Within the System settings, choose the “Power & Sleep” tab from the left-hand side menu.

4. Under the Power & Sleep section, you will find options to customize the screen timeout settings. There are typically two options: “On battery power” and “When plugged in.”

5. For laptops or devices running on battery power, you can set the screen to turn off after a specific duration of inactivity. To keep your system always active, select the “Never” option for both “On battery power” and “When plugged in.”

6. If you are using a desktop computer that is always plugged in, you will only see the option for “When plugged in.” Again, set it to “Never” to ensure your system remains active.

By adjusting these power settings, you prevent the screen from turning off due to inactivity, allowing your system to stay active at all times.

It’s important to note that keeping your system always active can result in increased power consumption and may affect battery life for laptops. Therefore, it’s recommended to use this setting only when necessary, such as during specific tasks or when your device needs to remain accessible for a prolonged period.

Additionally, be aware that some devices or operating systems may have slightly different steps or options for adjusting power settings. The instructions provided above are based on the default settings for Windows 10.

By adjusting the power settings on your device, you can make your system always active by preventing the screen from turning off. Just remember to consider the impact on power consumption and battery life, and use this setting judiciously.