How to change the screen timeout option in MIUI

Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T
Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

Normally, adjusting the screen timeout option is as easy as going into the display settings and changing the value. However, MIUI does things differently, and the setting is tucked away in the lock screen menu. What's even more annoying is that the particular setting is labeled Sleep, which means you're not going to be able to find the option if you search in the settings menu for screen timeout.

If you're on a Xiaomi phone running MIUI 7 or higher, here's how to change the screen timeout setting.

How to change the screen timeout option in MIUI

  1. Open the Settings app from the home screen or app drawer.
  2. Scroll down until you see the System & Device category.
  3. Tap Lock screen & password.

  1. Tap the Sleep button.
  2. Select your desired value to change the default timeout setting.
  3. You should see the changes reflected in the settings.

That's it! MIUI offers a ton of customization options, and with the ROM picking up new features at a steady pace, things aren't always where you'd expect. For its part, Xiaomi does a great job of listening to the community when it comes to user suggestions.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.