Short Guide: How To Turn Off The Peloton Screen

Written by Dan Paul
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How to turn off the Peloton screen?

There are a few different options for how to turn off the Peloton screen. 

The first way is to put your Peloton into sleep mode, which can be done by holding a stop button for 5 seconds or using a touchscreen power button. The touchscreen button is located at the back of the touchscreen.

Also, you can turn off your Peloton from the menu or unplug it from the socket. Keep reading to find out how exactly turning off the Peloton screen can be done.

Does Peloton turn off automatically?

Newer generation Peloton equipment will enter sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity. To wake it up, do a single tap on the touchscreen. 

Older Peloton equipment doesn’t have this feature, so that you can shut it down through a pause button. 

Should I put Peloton to sleep?

Yes. After each training session, putting your Peloton into sleep mode or shutting it down completely is recommended. 

Modern Peloton will fall into sleep mode automatically after 20 minutes long inactivity. 

Should I unplug the Peloton when not in use?

Yes, we recommend unplugging your Peloton each time after your training session.

Unplugging your Peloton will help you save energy costs as Peloton might draw unscary power while it’s turned on. 

Do I need to turn off my Peloton?

Yes, you should turn it off after every Peloton training session. 

We recommend disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity first, putting it to sleep more or shutting it down completely and unplugging it from the power socket. 

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Does Peloton use a lot of electricity?

The short answer is no. 

Generally speaking, the more you use your Peloton, the more it will consume energy, but there is nothing to worry about. Peloton equipment is high-quality built and was developed to take little electricity.

On average, your Peloton machine consumes around 5-9 cents per hour in electricity costs. This is very efficient, especially if you don’t have to spend your money or time commuting to the fitness gym or buying a membership there.

Tips on how to save electricity from Peloton

1. Disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity on your device

Disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity after your workout will help conserve some of the energy. 

This can be done from the menu by selecting both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. 

2. Background sync

Another tip would be stopping unnecessary background sync between your Peloton equipment and your phone apps. 

You don’t have to wait for a data sync after every training session, as it can also be done during your next workout. 

3. Shut it down or put it into sleep mode

After using your Peloton gear, shut it down or put it into sleep mode from the menu. 

This will help save plenty of energy as the hardware won’t work and will consume electricity. 

4. Plug out of the socket

Last but not least is unplugging your Peloton from the socket. Our recommendation is to shut down your machine first and then unplug it.

This way, you will ensure that you won’t damage any hardware or ventilation parts by suddenly unplugging them. 


There are several ways how to turn off the Peloton screen. One way is to put your Peloton equipment into sleep mode or turn it off completely, and this can be done from the menu.

Another way would be unplugging it from the socket. Still, even then, we recommend turning it off and then unplugging it.

These steps will help you save some energy at home and rule out the possibility of a sudden Peloton machine turning on in the middle of the night.

Hopefully, you feel more confident now regarding how and when to turn off your Peloton screen. In case you don’t know what Peloton Strive Score is, we recommend reading this article. If you struggle turning on your Peloton, read our our quick-fix guide on how to fix such issues.

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Dan is the owner of Sportscalorie. His mission is to educate people through his own experience. He proudly says that cycling changed his life.