How to Change the Sleep Settings in Windows 10

Your laptop or desktop computer that is running Windows 10 is likely configured to go to sleep after a certain period of inactivity. This is a good way to conserve power and battery life.

But you may find that the computer is going to sleep too quickly, or that you would prefer that it not go to sleep at all. Our guide below will show you where to change the sleep settings in Windows 10 to whichever period of time is preferable to you.

How to Change When Windows 10 Goes to Sleep

The steps in this article were performed on a laptop computer using the Windows 10 operating system.

Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

click the start button

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the bottom-left of the Start menu.

click the gear icon

Step 3: Select the System option.

choose the system option

Step 4: Choose the Power & sleep tab at the left side of the window.

select the power and sleep tab

Step 5: Click the dropdown menus under the Sleep options to select the amount of time that the computer should wait before going to sleep in each situation.

how to change sleep settings in windows 10

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