Windows users will find the Hibernate option a great way to save battery power and prolong their lives. The Hibernate mode is not available in Windows 11’s Power menu. However, this does not mean it is completely absent. It is possible to enable Hibernate on Windows 11, and to set the device to Hibernation mode in order to prolong the battery life.
Hibernate works in the same way as Sleep mode. It saves the current state of the Random Access Memory. Hibernate saves everything to the hard drive. Even if power is lost, the state will be retained even after inactivity. When you return to work, you can go back to the session that you were in. This guide will show you how to turn on Hibernate in Windows 11.
Three Ways to Enable Hibernate in Windows 11
You can modify a few settings after you have enabled Hibernate under Windows 11. These configurations allow you to customize Hibernation settings to reduce power consumption. You must first turn the option on. Here are the best ways you can enable Hibernation.
How to Enable Hibernate in Windows 11 through the Control Panel
If you are unable to see Hibernation in the Power menu, it may be necessary to manually add it. The Control Panel is the best way to enable Hibernate on Windows 11. Follow these steps to add Hibernate to the Power button.
Click on the Taskbar search icon and then type Control Panel into the search bar. Next, click the Search Icon in the Taskbar and type Control Panel in the search bar.Open Control Panel
Select Control Panel >System & Security.
In the next window, select “Power Options”.Select Power Options
From the Power Options menu, click “Choose what power button does”.Click Choose What The Power Button Does
Click on “Change settings that were not available at the moment.”Click “Change Settings That Are Currently Unavailable”Check Hibernate And Click Save Changes
Now you can check whether Hibernate has been added to the standard shutdown menu.
Note You can also disable hibernate using the Control Panel in the reverse order. Hibernate can be disabled by unchecking the box and clicking “Save changes.”
Windows 11 Command Prompt: How to Enable Hibernate
This is how to enable Hibernate on Windows 11. It uses the Command Prompt command line tool. You only need to execute one command to accomplish the task. To complete the task, you will need to open the administrator Command Prompt. Let’s take a look at the steps involved.
You can use the command prompt search function to open Command Prompt. Type cmd into the search box, and then open it in the search results.Open Command Prompt By Selecting Run As Administrator
Before we run the command for hibernate let’s check if Hibernation is enabled. Enter the following command, and hit Enter.
Command To Check Available Sleep States
If the feature is available, type the following command into the Cmd window.
Command To Enable Hibernate
Hibernate is now enabled on your device.
If the hibernation files are missing, you will not be able to see the Hibernate option. You can however create the Hibernation folder and make the option accessible using the Command Prompt. You must execute the following command after you have run the command to enable Hibernation.
After the Hibernate file has been created, you’ll receive a message indicating the Hibernate file size in bytes. The Hibernate option is now available in the Power options.
Note To disable Hibernate execute the following command from the Command Prompt window.
How to Enable Hibernate in Windows 11 using the Registry Editor
The Registry Editor allows you to modify specific settings on your Windows system. The Registry Editor allows you to modify the registry keys and get the desired results. This is how to enable Hibernate on Windows 11 with the Registry Editor
To open the Registry Editor, press the Windows key + R.Regedit Command
In the address bar, type the following path and hit Enter.
Double-click on HibernateEnabledDefault.Double-Click On HibernateEnabledDefault
To enable Hibernate, type 1 in the Value field and click “OK”.Enter 1 in the Value Data Field and click OK
Note To disable Hibernate change the Value data to 1 to 0.
How to Customize the Hibernate option in Windows 11
After you have enabled Hibernate in Windows 11, your PC can be set to hibernate at any time. You can automate the process or set it to specific conditions from the Control Panel. This is how it works.
To open the Control Panel, use the search menu. Next, navigate to System and Security >Power Options > Select the function of the power button, as described in the previous methods.
There will be two drop-down options near “When I press the power button” and two near “When I close the lid.” Next, click on the Hibernate option from all drop-downs and then click “Save Changes.”Select The Hibernate Option And Click Save Changes
After the changes have been made, your device will automatically go into Hibernate mode when you press the power button.
You can set the settings to make your computer go into Hibernate automatically if it is inactive while you’re doing something else. These are the steps.
You can use the search function to find the Edit power plan. When the option appears, open it.Select Edit Power Plan
In the Edit power plan window, click the Change advanced power settings button.Click Change Advanced Power Settings
To expand the Power Options window click the + sign next to Sleep.Expand The Sleep Option
Expand the “Hibernate after” option and enter the number of minutes that your computer should be in Hibernate.
Next, click “Apply” then “OK”.After the Option, Enter The Minutes In Hibernate
Hibernate can be considered more efficient than the Sleep option because it doesn’t eat up system resources like Sleep. Windows 11 users should take advantage of this feature because it saves battery. The Hibernate option will not be found in the default power menu. To see the shutdown options, must be manually enabled in Windows 11.
This article will show you how to activate Hibernate. After it has been turned on, you will be able to go to the power option and modify the power plan. You can customize the Hibernation function to send your computer to Hibernate when the lid is closed or the system is inactive.