This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable Hybrid Sleep when using Windows 11 to put it in a low power state to save power. Hybrid sleep is a type of sleep state that combines sleep and hibernation. In this state, all data in RAM is written to the hard drive similar to hibernation, then the computer enters a low-power sleep state.

Hybrid Sleep allows you to quickly resume your computer from sleep, but if there is some kind of power failure while in sleep, you can still restore and recover your computer from hibernation, so your data is not lost.

Hybrid sleep is on by default for desktops, but off by default on laptop computers. However, if you have a laptop and want to enable it, the steps below will show you how.

The new Windows 11 comes packed with many new features with a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading posts about it.

To start enabling or disabling Hybrid Sleep in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to enable or disable Hybrid Sleep in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Hybrid Sleep protects you from data loss while your computer is in sleep mode. This feature is not enabled by default for notebook computers.

To turn it on, go to Start Menuand look for Control Panel, then select the relevant result as shown below.

In the Control Panel settings panel, click Hardware and sound category.

There, click Power options category.

In the Power Options settings panel, click Change plan settings link as highlighted below.

Then select Change advanced power settings link as highlighted below.

Then expand Sleep and change the Allow hybrid sleep setting to Upon or Off as highlighted below.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to enable or disable hybrid sleep when using Windows 11. If you find any errors above, please use the comment form below to report.

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