Fix: Screensaver is not Working in Windows 10

Is screensaver not working in Windows 10 after the upgrade? Here in this article, you will find all the possible ways to fix this Screen saver issue.

How to Fix Screensaver is not Working in Windows 10

Windows 10 the latest version of Windows by Microsoft is very popular among the users because of its improved features, amazing look and a variety of unknown issues.

Yes, you heard it right! Windows 10 is also popular among users because of unknown issues and errors. With every update released by Microsoft, new issues evolve which are very annoying.

Fix: Screensaver not working in Windows 10

One known issue which lots of users complaining about is related to Screen saver feature of Windows 10. Lots of users are reporting that after updating to the latest version of Windows 10 screensaver is not working.

In case, you’re also facing the same issue, then in upcoming lines, you will read about all the ways that let you fix this screensaver feature.

1. Check Screen saver Settings in Windows 10 (Recommended)

One of the prime reason why Screensaver feature is not working is might be because it is not properly configured or enabled. To confirm this thing under Screen saver settings.

Actually, there are two ways to find out this thing:

Using Control Panel

Search the Control Panel using Start menu search bar. After that Appearance and Personalization -> Change the theme.

Here in this windows, at bottom left side of the screen look Screen saver option. If you see “None” written under this, that it confirm that there is no Screen saver running on the system and you need to change the Screen saver settings.

screen saver using control panel

For that, click on the Screen saver link and it will launch the Screen saver settings window.

Simply make the changes.

Using Settings App

Launch the Settings app -> Personalization -> Lock screen. On the left-right panel, scroll down to bottom click on the link which reads Screen saver settings.

screen saver settings app for windows 10

Now Screen saver settings window will be open. If under Screen saver drop-down, None is selected, then you need to make changes in the Screen saver settings.

change screen saver settings in windows 10

In case, everything is fine in the Screen saver settings, then try out other possible fix discusses in upcoming lines.

2. Update Windows regularly

Windows Update feature is one of the best places to look for the Windows fixes. This is the place where Microsoft deliver all fixes for known issues, bugs, problems and vulnerabilities identified after the release of Windows distribution.

If after updating the Windows 10 to the latest version, if you discovered that Screen saver feature is not working fine, then you must head over to Windows Update section and look if any new update is available for you.

To check, Launch the Settings app-> Update & security -> Windows Update and click on Check for updates button.

update windows 10 via windows update

And if any update available, click on the Install button.

Reboot the system and this may definitely fix the issue.

3. Update Drivers

The faulty and outdated drivers may be another reason why Screen saver is not working on the Windows 10. So it is very important to keep the device drivers upto for running the Windows OS flawlessly.

Normally driver automatically gets updated via Windows Update as mentioned in the above step. But this does not work all the time for Windows 10 hardware.

Sometimes your PC manufacturer might be using custom hardware and that component may require a custom driver. You can look for latest hardware drivers by visiting the official website of the manufacturer in the Download or Support section.

4. Disconnect unnecessary USB devices

After searching about this issue on the web, I found out that lots of users were facing this issues because of USB device, mostly from the game controllers from Razer, Logitech, Xbox, PlayStation etc

In case, you’re also facing the Screen saver issue, then you can verify this issue by disconnecting all your unnecessary USB devices and check if Screen saver is working. If yes, then this issue because of the malfunctioned and faulty USB device.

5. Clean the Dusty Mouse sensor and mouse pad

Some users also shared on the web that dusty mouse sensor and mouse pad was the reason behind Screen saver not working. By fixing the dust on the mouse you can also fix the issue.

To clean the dusty mouse sensor and pad flip the mouse. Use the cotton swab and paper towel gently clean the optical sensor of the mouse using the screen cleaning solution.

If possible, replace the mouse pad with a new one.

6. Use the Power Troubleshooter

In case, nothing works for you, then the last thing which you can do to fix the Screen saver not working is to use the Power Troubleshooter.

Simply run the Power Troubleshooter. For that, you need:

Search the Troubleshooting in the Start menu search bar. When you see it in the results, click to launch it.

Here click on “View all” option visible on the left side of the Window.

Click on the Power Troubleshooter.

power troubleshooter for windows 10

That’s it!

I hope all the mentioned fixes will work well for you and fix the issue. Let me know, if you need any assistance.

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