How can I stop SharePoint asking me to Check out my files before editing?

Note: You must be the administrator of a SharePoint site to edit a document library settings.

  • Navigate to the document library you wish to edit the settings on.
  • Click on the cog at the top right of the screen and choose Library settings from the menu that appears

  • Under General Settings choose Versioning Settings
  • Scroll to the bottom and you will see an option called Require Check Out
  • Select No and click OK