How to Turn On Hibernation on Windows 10 and 11

Turn On Hibernation on Windows 10 and 11 by following the steps mentioned in this guide.

If you are using a Laptop or PC, often, you might keep it on Sleep mode so that you continue your work from where you left it. But this option drains your system power. On the other hand, Hibernation mode stores your data on temporary storage and doesn’t use much of your system’s energy. Unlike Sleep mode, you can leave your Laptop and PC, which has Windows 10 or 11 versions, for days on Hibernation, and then turn it on and continue your work anytime you want. This feature is much similar to that of Stand by mode, more like an upgraded version of it. To use Hibernation on Windows 10/11, this guide will help you.

How to Turn On Hibernation on Windows 10/11

The steps for turning On or Off Hibernation mode vary on Windows 10 and 11, you can follow these steps to use this feature:

Turn on Hibernation mode on Windows 10 and 11

Turn On Hibernation on Windows 10

  • Go to Settings from the Start menu and select ‘System’.
  • From the left panel of the System Settings, click on the Power and Sleep tab.
  • On the Power and Sleep Window, click on hyperlinked text ‘Additional power settings’, and a new window will open.
  • Here click on the ‘Choose what the power buttons do’ option.
  • Now from the new window, click on the option next to ‘When I press the sleep button’ and select Hibernation from the Menu.
  • Click on ‘Save changes’, and your settings will be saved.
  • Now you can use hibernation mode anytime by going to Power Menu and Selecting the Sleep tab or half crescent moon icon.
  • If you want to keep Sleep mode with Hibernation mode, you can click on the ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ hyperlink and tick on Hibernation Checkbox.
  • The Hibernation mode will be displayed on your power menu.

Turn On Hibernation on Windows 11

  • On Windows 11, type Control Panel on the Search bar and open it.
  • Click on the ‘System and Security’ option.
  • From the options on System and Security window, select the ‘Power Options’
  • Here click on the ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ hyperlink, and now you can access the checkboxes of the ‘Shutdown Settings’ section.
  • Tick on Hibernate option, and the Hibernation mode will be available on your system.
  • Now you can switch to Hibernation mode from the Power menu anytime.

I cannot find Hibernation Mode on my Windows 10 and 11 PC

Hibernation mode is primarily designed for Laptops to save energy. This feature is not available on a few PCs. If you don’t find Hibernation mode on your PC, it means your computer doesn’t support this feature. You will have to use Sleep mode as an alternative in such cases.

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