How can I disable password request after suspend in Ubuntu 18.04? I have already turned off the screen lock but that didn't fix it.

I am new Ubuntu user. There seems to be lots of information on how to fix this in older versions.

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    Were are you turning off the screen lock? Apr 29, 2018 at 13:58
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    Settings -> Privacy -> Screen Lock
    – Rookie
    Apr 29, 2018 at 20:21

4 Answers 4


Type the following in the terminal after the $ prompt:

gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend

If the result displayed is true then set it to false using:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend false

NOTE: The above question and this answer is for Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Thanks for your response. I followed your directions. The result was true. I put in the command you provided and it responded command not found Did I do something wrong?
    – Rookie
    Apr 29, 2018 at 20:19
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    Thank you so much been trying to figure this for months :)
    – Jinx13
    Jul 3, 2018 at 22:37
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    hmm. This didn't work for me on ubuntu 18.10. The commands described above didn't seem to have any problem. The first returned a true, I changed it to false, ran the first again and it returned false. I still have to type in my password when I wake the computer up from a blanked screen. Feb 6, 2019 at 3:22
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    Works for 18.04. I'm surprised it didn't require sudo.
    – isapir
    Jun 23, 2019 at 0:38
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    works for 18.04. Thanks a lot! Oct 1, 2019 at 21:20

Disable screen lock after suspend by installing dconf-editor

sudo apt install dconf-editor

then navigate to

org/gnome/desktop/screensaver and turn off ubuntu-lock-on-suspend.

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In Ubuntu 19.04, there is finally a method to configure this without executing commands:

  1. Open the "Settings" program, or start it with gnome-control-center.

  2. Navigate to "Privacy" and click on "Screen locking".

  3. Disable "Lock the screen in standby".

Internally, it has just the same effect as the command mentioned in another answer here:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend false

You can disable the password from suspend in 18.04 by going into Settings -> Privacy -> Screen Lock -> [Click he Slider from On to Off]

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    Did not work for me. WinEunuuchs2Unix's method worked, but as he notes, one has to remember this. Apr 29, 2018 at 19:46
  • this does not stop the screen lock activating when resuming from suspend. May 25, 2018 at 3:13
  • For me the settings were all gayed out and inaccessible in 18.04. I resolved that by "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen false" to make the settings changeable again.
    – Bim
    Jul 29, 2018 at 16:32
  • This doesn't work Sep 7, 2018 at 13:12
  • I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and it did work for me -after following the steps it did not prompt me for my password which is what I wanted
    – somshivam
    Feb 23, 2019 at 12:17

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