How to Turn On Hybrid Sleep on Windows 11

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

Hybrid sleep allows you to resume your computer quickly 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 desktop systems but off by default on laptops. However, if you have a laptop and you want to enable this, the steps below will show you how to do that.

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

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started with enabling or disabling hybrid sleep on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to off or on hybrid sleep on Windows 11

As mentioned above, hybrid sleep helps protect you from data lost while your computer is in sleep mode. This feature is not enabled by default for laptop computers.

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

In the Control Panel settings pane, click on Hardware and Sound category.

There, click on Power Options category.

On the Power Options settings pane, click Change plan settings link as highlighted below.

Then select Change advanced power settings link as highlighted below.

Then expand Sleep and change the settings for Allow hybrid sleep to either On or Off as highlighted below.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to enable or disable hybrid sleep when using Windows 11. If you find any error above please use the comment form below to report.