Your Windows 10 computer is set to go to sleep after a certain amount of time in order to help conserve power or your laptop’s batteries. How to Turn Off Sleep Mode on Windows 10. However, it can be annoying if your computer is going to sleep when you don’t want it to. Here’s how to turn off sleep mode and disable hibernation on your Windows 10 PC.
How to Turn Off Sleep Mode on Windows 10
To turn off sleep mode on a Windows 10 PC, go to Settings > System > Power & sleep. Then select the drop-down menu under Sleep and choose Never. If you’re using a laptop, do this for battery mode as well.
- Click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. This is next to the Windows 10 logo.
- Then type power & sleep into the search bar and click Open. You can also hit Enter on your keyboard.
- Finally, click the drop-down box under Sleep and change it to Never. Your computer will not enter sleep mode anymore. You can also choose to adjust the number of minutes it takes before your computer goes to sleep after becoming idle.
Note: You will only see two drop-down menus under Sleep if you are using a laptop.
When to Use Hibernate
Consider using hibernation when you are taking a long break, let’s say for a few hours or more, but don’t want to shut down your PC and close open apps. For brief breaks, use sleep and shut down if you will not use your computer for a few days. The use case varies based on users; however, the bottom line is, the hibernate mode is safe to use.
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