You can say Hibernate Power option on Windows 11 is like a Sleep lite!
Do you know Display is still the most battery-consuming source on smartphones and laptops to date? Probably half of the battery is consumed by the display and the rest of it is consumed by the System software, application software, etc. That’s why all Laptop and smartphone manufacturer offers the timer option. After a certain time most likely 30S or 60S, the screen automatically goes to sleep. Windows 11 case is a bit different, infact all laptops’ sleep option usage is minimal because users continue to work on this or stream on it. That’s why due to continuous usage all laptop’s battery timing is not so good.
Sleep or Poweroff! Why not Hibernate?
In computers, we get 2 options when we don’t want to use Laptop. Sleep and Poweroff. Sleep mode on Windows 11 turns off the display and somehow pauses many tasks running in the background. While powering off completely shut down the computer and you have to start from the beginning as you already know. But, there is an interesting feature which most of the users don’t know about. As Windows 11 is new to all of us, I am sure many of us don’t know its full potential it.
What is Windows 11 Hibernate mode?
We are talking about the Windows 11 Hibernate Power option. Do you know What is Hibernate Power option on Windows 11? Let us tell it is a lighter version of Sleep. This means, it also turns off the display but it doesn’t stop any of the work in progress including the ongoing downloads and uploads. If you are downloading or uploading any file or files in GBs, you know it takes time. The display keeps turned on and battery consumption goes on the peak. So, if you turn on the Hibernate Power mode on Windows 11, it will stop the battery consumption by displaying without losing any of your work.
You can give rest to your eyes, your Laptop’s display and also will not affect any of the ongoing tasks. Start your movie or season downloading and have some rest. Windows 11 will manage all of the work.
How to enable Hibernate option on Windows 11
Unlike the sleep and power of Windows 11 Hibernate option is hidden. Many users have the question of where to find the Hibernate option on Windows 11? So, we are going to guide you on how to find the Hibernate option on Windows 11 and how to enable it.
Open Windows 11 Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
From the available Settings, Select ‘Power Options’ on this screen.
Select ‘Choose what the power buttons do’ from the left-side menu.
After clicking on ‘Choose what the power buttons do’ you will see the greyed out ‘Hibernate’ option is listed under the ‘Shutdown settings section. It means the option is available but it is disabled by default, now you have to enable it. That’s how you can enable Windows 11 Hibernate option.
Click on the ‘Change settings that are unavailable’ option located at the top of the page. It will let you access the System Shutdown Settings.
Tick the checkbox before the ‘Hibernate’ option. After selecting the options click on the ‘Save changes button.
Now you are ready to use Windows 11 Hibernate option, To check the changes, go back to the Power menu and you will see the ‘Hibernate’ option listed between Sleep and Shutdown options as shown in the screenshot below.