Want to specify or change the time your Windows 11 PC must be inactive before it enters hibernation mode? If so, it’s quick and easy to make that change on your computer. You can specify a custom time for when your machine is plugged in and when it’s on battery. Here’s how.
Note: Not all Windows 11 PCs support hibernation. If you don’t find the option while following this guide, your PC doesn’t support the feature.
Set or Change the Hibernation Time in Windows 11
To begin the hibernation time change process, first, open Control Panel on your Windows 11 PC. You can do this by opening the “Start” menu, searching for “Control Panel,” and selecting the app in the search results.
In Control Panel, head to Hardware and Sound > Power Options. Then, next to your power plan, choose “Change Plan Settings.”
Tip: If you have multiple power plans, choose the option next to the plan with the checked radio box. That’s your current power plan.
On the following page, select “Change Advanced Power Settings.”
A “Power Options” window will open. Here, expand Sleep > Hibernate After.
In the expanded “Hibernate After” menu, you’ll see two options:
- On Battery: To specify when your PC enters hibernation mode when it’s using battery charge, select this option.
- Plugged In: To tell your PC when to enter hibernation mode when it’s plugged in, select this option.
After you’ve specified the time, at the bottom of the “Power Options” window, click “Apply” followed by “OK.”
And that’s it. Your Windows 11 PC will now only enter hibernation after your specified inactive period has passed. You’re all set.
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