For a long time, Windows has had a built-in feature called hybrid sleep. It’s still available in Windows 11, the most recent operating system. Enabling the hybrid sleep feature allows you to put your computer into a low-power mode to save energy. Hybrid sleep is a type of sleep state in Windows 11 that combines sleep and hibernation. When you enable this feature, all of the data in RAM is written to the hard drive, after which the computer enters a low-power sleep mode.
This mode allows you to quickly wake up your computer from sleep. You can also restore your computer from hibernation and recover your data if the power goes out while you’re sleeping. As a result, your data will never be lost technically.
Hybrid sleep is enabled by default on desktops but disabled on laptops. However, Microsoft has made it possible to enable this feature on laptops as well.
How to Turn off or Turn on Hybrid Sleep on Windows 11?
- Activate the Control Panel.
- Select the Hardware and Sound category from the Control Panel.
- Select Power Options on the next screen.
- On the right-hand pane, click the Change plan settings link.
- Now go ahead and click the link.
- Advanced power settings can be changed.
- Expand Sleep and then Allow hybrid sleep setting in the pop-up window.
- Under Allow hybrid sleep, select the On option from the drop-down menu of “On battery” and “Plugged in.”
That is all there is to it. On your computer/laptop, the hybrid sleep feature is now enabled. If you want to turn off this feature, follow the steps above and select the Off option in step 7.
If hibernation is turned off on your computer, you won’t see the Hybrid sleep option in the Power Options window. To begin, turn on hibernation on your computer. To do so, open a command prompt with elevated privileges and run the following command from there:-
Powercfg /hibernate on
The hibernation feature on your computer will be enabled after you run the command above. You can now enable the Hybrid sleep feature on your computer.