If your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer is frequently going into sleep mode, you can totally disable sleep mode or change Sleep Mode Time to suit your own requirements.
Change Sleep Mode Settings in Windows 11/10
The Sleep Mode feature in Windows 11 is designed to automatically Turn OFF the screen and put the computer into a Power Saving Mode, while it is not being used.
All that is required to wake up the computer from sleep mode is to press the Power Button once and it will spring back to life, allowing you to resume working from the same point where you had stopped working.
If you are not happy with the default Sleep Mode Time (5 minutes), you can either Disable Sleep Mode on your computer or change the Sleep Mode Time on your computer to a longer duration.
1. Change Sleep Mode Time in Windows 11
If you are using Windows 11, you can change the Sleep Mode time on your Laptop or Desktop computer by going to “Screen & Sleep Settings” on your computer.
Go to Settings > System > Power & Battery and click on Screen and Sleep tab.
In the drop-down, set When plugged in, put my device to sleep after setting to 15/30 minutes or any other time that suits your own requirements.
If you do not want your computer going into Sleep Mode, set When Plugged, turn off my screen settings to Never.
Note: To conserve Battery life, it is recommended that you set the Sleep Mode Time for ‘On Battery Power’ to as low value as possible.
2. Change Sleep Mode Time in Windows 10
If you are using Windows 10, you can increase or decrease the Sleep Mode time on your Laptop or Desktop computer by going to “Power & Sleep Settings” on your computer.
Go to Settings > System > select Power & Sleep in the left pane. In the right-pane, scroll down to “Sleep” section and set When Plugged in, PC goes to sleep setting to 15 Minutes or any other time that suits your requirements.
You can also disable sleep mode and prevent your computer from going into sleep mode by setting When Plugged in, PC goes to sleep option to Never.
Note: To conserve Battery life, it is better to Sleep Mode Time for ‘On Battery Power’ to as lower value as possible.