How To Enable Hibernate Mode on Tablet or Laptop


Hibernate option was designed for laptops and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with Instant Go don’t have the hibernation option.) This uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep).

This mode puts your PC into a low power state that allows a shutdown without losing your work. Apps stay open, and when you turn your computer on again, you are back to where you left off. It uses less power than Sleep mode.

Use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time. First check to see if this option is available on your PC and if it is, turn it on.

By default, when you open the Start menu in Windows 10 and select the power button, there is no option for Hibernate. Here’s how to enable it.

Power and sleep option
  1. Open power options—select Start , then select Settings  > System  > Power & sleep  > Additional power settings.
  2. Select Choose what the power button does.
Power Options

3. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable. Under Shutdown settings, select the Hibernate checkbox (if it’s available), and then select Save changes.

Power Settings Hibernate

Now you’ll be able to hibernate your PC in a few different ways:

  1. Select Start , and then select Power  > Hibernate.
  2. Press the Windows logo key + X on your keyboard, and then select Shut down or sign out > Hibernate
Windows logo + X Hibernate

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