Windows 10 hides some important features from you after it’s UI overhaul. And one of such option is Hibernation.
Hibernation is a powerful mode that can save your laptop’s battery power keeping all your documents, programs everything open.
So, Hibernation is like a shutdown state without closing any of your programs. Therefore, enabling Hibernation can seriously save your laptop some great battery power.
You already have a similar option to Hibernate present by default in Win 10: Sleep.
But, there’s a great different between the Sleep and the Hibernate mode.
Difference between Sleep and Hibernate modes
Sleep mode is like pausing a DVD player; it’s paused and ready to be played anytime. Similarly, when put on Sleep mode, PC instantly stops calls and is ready to start whenever you tell it to. It’s a power-saving state that still requires some power to continue the programs and the state that it instantly left.
While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power.
It’s extensively made to use when you know that you won’t use your laptop for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.
Steps to Enable Hibernate Mode in Windows 10:
- Open Power Options (from Control Panel or Taskbar Search).
- Click on “Choose what the power button does” from the left menu (third from the top).
- Check the box that says “Change settings that are currently unavailable“.
- Scroll down to shutdown settings, Enable “Hibernate” checkbox -> Click on “Save Changes“.
You’ve now enabled Hibernate Mode in Windows 10. With this done, you’ll have a Hibernate option in your start menu, under Power submenu.
So, next time, whenever you want to continue your work, but after a long period of time (>30 minutes) use Hibernate instead of Sleep to save the extra battery juice.
Do you know any other quick methods to enable Hibernate mode in Windows 10?