One of my blog‘s subscriber recently sent me an email and said that he was having trouble to enable sleep mode in windows 10. Although, it seems to be a very simple task, yet in the advance and totally new interface of Windows 10, it might be difficult, especially for the new users. The past week I received 10 other emails from our readers requesting a solution for the same issue.
Well, below I have created a very simple and easy guide with relevant images. Just follow the steps explained:
Enabling Sleep Mode
5: Now click on the “Additional Power Settings”. You need to scroll down to see this option.
8: After clicking, “Power Options” screen will appear. Here you have to expand each of the settings just to ensure that they allow your computer to go to sleep mode. In the below screenshot, I have only adjusted the settings for “Multimedia Settings> When Sharing Media” as it was set to “Prevent idling to Sleep”. So, I simply switch it to “Allow the Computer to Sleep” and saved the settings. For a shortcut, you can hit the “Restore Plant Defaults”. This will toggle all the options to “where sleeping is allowed in windows 10”.
That’s all! In case you are still facing problem, then it might be a program running on the PC and keeping it awake, possibly a virus. Just go to the task manager>processes and navigate any programs that you think are unknown to you. Simply close them and you are done.
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