Windows 10: Tips and Tricks for Sleep Settings

Windows 10: Tips and Tricks for Sleep Settings

By julianapardogonzalez

With all the advances in technology, it is logical to have the chance to personalize your devices, even with things like sleep settings. And with Microsoft as software, it is obvious that each version will have many interesting features.  

Today, we are going to talk about the version of Windows 10, which offers various customizable sleep setting options, so your PC sleeps exactly the way you want. 

The idea is to show you a guide, where we will take a look at some Windows 10 sleep settings that you can tweak on your PC. 

Choose the Idle Duration

To configure your sleep settings for your PC, the first option to define is how long your PC should be in idle mode to enter sleep mode. Keep in mind, you can select different options for both when your machine is plugged into a power source and when your machine is running on battery. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your PC. You can use the command Windows + I. 
  2. Select System on the Settings screen. 
  3. Choose the option Power & sleep from the sidebar on the left. 
  4. Then, define when your PC goes to sleep in the Sleep section on the right. 
  5. And there, select an option from both drop-down menus depending on when your PC should enter sleep mode. 

If you are in the opposite side, and you do not want your PC to ever enter sleep mode. You only need to select the Never option, from both drop-down menus. This way, your PC never goes into sleep mode and always remains awake. 

Put Your Laptop to Sleep When You Close the Lid 

Windows 10 also offers you a sleep setting, where you can put your laptop to sleep when you close the laptop’s lid. This will be converted to a handy and time-saving tip, if you decide to manually put your laptop to sleep mode while closing the lid. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your PC by the command Windows + I. 
  2. Then go to System > Power & sleep in the Settings app. 
  3. The following step is to choose the Additional power settings from the sidebar on the right. 
  4. Select Choose what closing the lid does from the left sidebar. 
  5. After that, select Sleep from both On battery and Plugged in drop-down menus for the When I close the lid option. 
  6. For last, pick Save Changes at the bottom of the window to save your settings. 

How to Prevent Your Mouse from Waking Up Your PC From Sleep? 

By default, Windows 10 allows your mouse or trackpad’s movement as a way to bring your PC out of sleep mode. If you do not want this to happen, turn off the option for your mouse in your PC’s Device Manager tool. 

  1. Open the Start menu, search for Device Manager, and select it in the search results. 
  2. Then, expand the Mice and other pointing devices section in Device Manager. 
  3. Right-click with your mouse in the device list and select Properties from the menu. 
  4. Here, will open the Properties window, and you will see 4 tabs, look for the Power Management tab. 
  5. Now, disable the Allow this device to wake the computer option. And then, select OK at the bottom. 

In this way, when your PC is in sleep mode, and you move your cursor, it will not come out of sleep mode. 

Create a Power Plan with Custom Sleep Settings 

If the Windows 10 sleep settings you need are not available in the default power plan, you can create your own custom power plan! 

  1. Right-click the Start menu and choose Power Options
  2. Select Additional power settings from the right sidebar. 
  3. Choose Create a power plan from the options in the left sidebar. 
  4. Then, take an existing plan to copy settings from, type a name for your new power plan, and select Next
  5. Specify the display off and sleep settings, and then continue, select Create
  6. Now you will see your newly created power plan on your screen. 
  7. To change your power plan’s advanced options, select Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings

If you want other tips for the sleep settings, please let us know below in the comment section. We can bring you another couple of tips. 

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