Screen Saver Shows After 20 Min


Screensaver works in connection with password inactivity to automatically lock your computer. Learn more on the Apple Support page.

Why you should turn on screen saver

Auto lock your Mac when you're away from it.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to enable screen saver

  1. Open System Preferences, click Lock Screen.
  2. Under Start Screen Saver when inactive choose For 20 minutes. We recommend starting it after 5 minutes if you work in an office and 1 minute if you often work in public spaces.

How to enable on Monterey and older

  1. Open System Preferences, click Desktop & Screen Saver.
  2. Check Show screensaver.
  3. Click the dropdown menu and choose the time.