The sleep and hibernation features in Windows 10 let you save your system’s battery whenever you are away from your PC. The sleep option is considered more useful when you want to stay away from your system for just a few minutes whereas the hibernation option is good for staying away for a longer time. Both of these features let you resume your work as soon as your PC restarts but the sleep option is faster than hibernation. In this article, we will tell you how you can use the sleep and hibernation settings in Windows 10.

Using the Sleep and Hibernation Settings in Windows 10

In the first part of this article, we will tell you how you can access the sleep settings in Windows 10 and in the next part; we will tell you how you can use the hibernation settings in Windows 10.

Using the Sleep Settings in Windows 10

In order to use the sleep settings in Windows 10, you need to proceed as follows:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Open Windows Settings

Click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, the System Settings window will appear which is shown in the image below:

Windows System Settings > Power and Sleep

Now click on Power and Sleep.

Power & Sleep

Here you can find the basic sleep settings which tell you the duration after which your PC goes to the sleep mode when it is on battery power and when it is charging.

In order to access the other sleep settings, click on Additional power settings as highlighted in the following image:

Additional power settings

This will open up a Power Options window which is shown in the image below:

Power Options

Click on “Choose what the power button does”.

Choose what the power button does

Here you can make your PC to sleep when you press the power button or you close the lid of your PC as shown in the image above. You can also make the sleep option to appear in the Power menu by checking the checkbox corresponding to the Sleep field.

Using the Hibernation Settings in Windows 10

For using the hibernation settings in Windows 10, you need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Windows 10 System settings

Click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

In the System Settings window, click on the Power and Sleep option as shown in the image below:

Power and Sleep option

The power and sleep settings are shown in the following image:

Power & Sleep Settings

Now click on Additional power settings.

As soon as you will click on it, the Power Options window will appear which is shown in the image below:

Power Options window

Click on “Choose what the power button does”.

Choose what the power button does

Here you can make your PC to hibernate when you press the power button or close the lid of your PC as shown in the image above. You can also make the hibernate option to appear in the Power menu by checking the checkbox corresponding to the field of Hibernate.

Conclusion

In this way, you can access and modify the sleep and hibernation settings very easily using the Settings application in Windows 10. These settings can be changed any time right according to your needs and you can always restore your default settings by following the same procedure mentioned in this article.

How to Use the Sleep and Hibernation Settings in Windows 10
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