Fix a laptop that won’t lock when the lid is closed

There are several different power options according to the use and needs of your laptop when you close the lid. Turn off the laptop completely and all data is securely stored before the laptop shuts down. Hibernate mode uses a minimal amount of power but keeps your PC in a state where it’s ready to go as soon as you open the lid. Hibernate also saves your work and shuts down completely when it detects that the battery is running low. Hibernate is similar to sleep mode, except it uses even less power and is a better option if you don’t plan to return to your laptop for a while.


Why doesn’t the laptop lock when the lid is closed?

Why doesn't the laptop lock when the lid is closed?

Most of you use laptops at work and home. Users simply close the laptop lid and leave it on. When you close the laptop lid, the laptop should go to sleep or close. But sometimes it doesn’t, and when you close the lid, Windows doesn’t close or shut down. Anyone can access your laptop without your permission.

So most of you run into this problem and you want to fix it. Most Windows 10 users have reported that they face this problem and can’t lock Windows when they close the lid of their laptop.

Today, we are going to tell you how to lock your laptop that won’t close when the lid is closed. We have provided some of the simple methods that will help users solve this problem on their laptops.


What to do if the laptop does not close when the lid is closed?

What to do if the laptop does not close when the lid is closed?

Change the power settings
  1. Go to System Preferences -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options.
  2. Note that you can change the predefined actions of the power buttons. From the “Change the reason for closing the lid” drop-down menu, select “Hibernate” or “Hibernate mode”.

If your laptop is still not locked when it comes out of hibernation mode, check to see if the correct login options are enabled.

Change the login options
  1. Press the Windows key and X to open the side menu.
  2. On the side menu, select Settings.
  3. In Windows Settings, select Accounts -> Login Options.
  4. Configure your laptop to require a login when it wakes up from sleep, using the drop-down menu options.
Change the screensaver options

If the above steps didn’t help, take a look at your screen saver settings:

  1. In Windows settings, select Personalization.
  2. In the left menu of the personalization window, select Lock Screen.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Lock Screen window and click Screen Saver Settings.
  4. In the Screen Saver Options window, make sure that the following checkbox is selected: “Show login screen when resumed”.
Troubleshooting device startup

Sometimes a thorough system check is needed, and that’s where the built-in Windows Troubleshooter comes in handy. Here’s how to refer to it:

  1. From the Windows search menu, type “Troubleshooter” to enter System Preferences -> Troubleshooting.
  2. From the Troubleshoot menu, select Power and then click Run Troubleshooter.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. In the Related Options section, click Advanced Power Options.
  2. On the left side of the Power Options screen, you'll see "Choose to close the lid". Click it.

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Power Options.
  2. In the left pane, click Select screen shutdown time.
  3. Click the Change advanced power settings button.
  4. Navigate to the power button and cover and expand Action to close the cover.
  5. Change Connected to do nothing.

If you lock it - Yes, it will continue to load all downloadable files. If it goes into hibernate/standby mode No, it will not continue to load in hibernate/standby mode.

If you don't see the battery icon, click Show Hidden Icons, then right-click the battery icon - or go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options instead. Then in the left pane, click on "Choose what happens when you close the cover." From the "When I close the lid" drop-down menu, select "Do Nothing".