The Hibernation feature in Windows 11/10 works similarly to sleep mode. When you select Sleep mode in the Shutdown menu, the current state of your PC, including all running apps, open windows, etc., is saved in RAM, and your computer goes into a low-power mode. If you use a battery-powered device such as a laptop, it will keep draining your battery to maintain RAM, but your entire desktop is restored almost instantly when you wake it up again.
As mentioned above, Hibernate mode is similar to Sleep mode but safer. In Hibernation mode, all the opened windows and apps are saved to a file on your computer’s hard drive or SSD, which does not require power to maintain, and then the computer is shut down completely. When you switch on your computer, all your apps and windows are restored in the same state as you saw in Sleep mode. Hibernate mode is safer compared to Sleep mode; in the event of a power failure, you won’t lose your work.
How to Specify a Time to Start Hibernate Mode in Windows 11 or 10?
You can manually put your PC in Hibernate mode by clicking on Start > Shutdown and selecting Hibernate option if it is enabled on your computer. Besides that, you can also set your computer to go into Hibernate mode automatically after a certain period of inactivity.
Follow these steps to set a time to automatically enter into Hibernate mode in Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 1. First, open Control Panel.
To do that, click the
Step 2. When Control Panel appears on your PC, ensure “View by” is set to
Step 3. In the following screen, click on the
Step 4. On the right pane, beside the current power plan, click the
Step 5. On the Edit Plan Settings window, click on the
Step 6. When you’re done, the “Power Options” window will open. Here, expand Sleep > Hibernate after by clicking the Plus sign.
Step 7. Now, double-click on the “On battery” and “Plugged in” options one by one and set a new time in minute(s). Please note that you can choose different times for when the computer is running on battery and when it is plugged in.
Step 8. Then, click the
Step 9. Finally, click the