1.21 Ensure 'Screen timeout' is set to '1 minute or less'


Set Screen timeout setting to 1 minute or less.
The recommended state for this setting is: 1 Minute or less.


You should set inactivity timeout to avoid unsanctioned usage of the device if you leave it unattended. The inactivity timeout not only blackens your screen after stipulated time period but also kicks in other security features such as screen lock that protect your device when you leave it unattended.


Follow the below steps to set Screen timeout setting to 1 minute or less:

Tap on Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Display.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Screen timeout.
Tap on time duration of 1 minute or less.


You would need to unlock your device after every time inactivity period is reached.

Default Value:

By default, Screen timeout is set to 1 minute of inactivity.

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References: 800-53|AC-11, CSCv6|16.4

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