Screen Saver is back, it is now working fine on Windows 11. With this, your laptop will display a selected screen saver on your screen when it is on standby without completely logging you out of your Microsoft Account. This article will guide you on how to add screensaver to Windows 11 and fix not working errors in case you face such.

The main previous benefit of a screen saver in past operating systems when it was newly introduced on PC was to prevent screen burn-in in CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) displays. However, modern computers do not use much anymore, so they got removed from the newest OS. But Windows 11 has returned it for personalization’s sake.

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Steps to Add Screensaver to Windows 11

This simple and brief article will guide you step-by-step on how to apply screensaver to Windows 11 PC for free. Follow along with the screenshots below as well.

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#1. Click on the Windows 11 Start Menu or the Windows Icon on your Keyboard.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#2. From the list of apps, choose ‘Settings’.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#3. Under the Settings page, click on ‘Personalization’.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#4. Under the same page, click on the ‘Lock screen‘ tab.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#5. Now, scroll down a bit to ‘Related settings’.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#6. Tap on ‘Screen Saver’ option to enter ‘Screen Saver Settings’.

#7. Under the Screen Saver sub-menu, tap on ‘None’ to see the drop-down list of Windows screensavers.

Add Screen Saver in Windows 11

#8. You can preview with the ‘preview’ button as you select. Also, change the timeout too.

#9. After you have chosen your Screen Saver for Windows 11, click on ‘Apply’, then ‘Ok’ to save.

Quite a simple right? This is how to apply screen saver to Windows 11 for free without facing a not working error. This works on all versions of Windows 11 regardless of the PC / Desktop running the OS.

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  1. How do I out the screen saver back to what came installed on my laptop? It disappeared with the update of adding the screen saver options

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