While using monero-wallet-cli, I am frequently getting this message:

/ I locked your Monero wallet to protect you \
\ while you were away                        /
        \   (__)
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

Locked due to inactivity. The wallet password is required to unlock the console.

How can I disable this behavior or increase the timeout?


By default, the wallet will ask for the password after 90 seconds of inactivity. You can see this by loading the wallet, then running this command:


Look for the entry for inactivity-lock-timeout.

You can increase the timeout to say 10 minutes like so:

set inactivity-lock-timeout 600

Or disable this functionality like so:

set inactivity-lock-timeout 0
  • Maybe in combination with set ask-password never not sure if that one is necessary thou :) I had some problems with this, while running in screen. Nov 12 '19 at 18:03
  • @MogensTrasherDK Depends on your desired result. I want to be prompted when spending, but not for idle timeouts. Nov 13 '19 at 21:20

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