Computers running on Windows 11 have sleep mode enabled by default. When a user takes a few minutes break from working, their PC follows suit after a while, except they disable sleep mode.

Sleep Mode has its advantages but can also be annoying when you need your PC to stay on. However, there are options to disable this feature if you do not need it. This post provides a detailed guide on how to do it. Follow through carefully and prevent your PC from sleeping off when you take some time away.

How to Turn Off Sleep Mode in Windows 11

It is easy to turn off sleep mode in Windows 11, just a few away. Let's begin!

Method 1: Disable Sleep Mode in the Settings App

One of the methods of disabling sleep mode on Windows 11 is to go through the settings app. The steps to follow are as follows:

Step 1: Open Settings

There are several ways to access your computer settings. The first way is by clicking the start button on the taskbar and selecting settings under the pinned apps.


Another way to open settings on your PC is to right-click on the start button and select Settings from the options that display.


A second alternative to open the PC settings requires the combination of keys on your keyboard. Press the Windows button + I on your keyboard, and the Settings window will open.


Step 2: Select System


From the settings window, select "System" on the left sidebar. Usually, the system will select and highlight this option by default since it tops the list of the options in the category.

Step 3: Power and Battery


Whether the system highlights System by default or you click it, you will see the settings under the category to the right side of the window. Select Power and Battery to continue. A new window for power and battery settings will display.

Step 4: Screen and Sleep


On the next window, click on the screen and sleep option in the power section. Screen-related options will drop down on the page.

Step 5: Disable Sleep Mode

The first two settings in the drop-down options pertain to the screen.


But we will use the last two options to get the settings we desire - disable sleep mode.
The last two settings we need are:

  • On battery power, put my device to sleep after.
  • When plugged in, put my device to sleep after.


Set both options to never, and your PC will never sleep whether you use it or not.
If you set any of the options to a particular time, say 5 minutes, your PC will sleep after 5 minutes on the power battery or while charging.

Method 2: Use Power Options

You can disable sleep mode on your computer using the power options. The result is the same as using the settings app, but the process differs. Here are the steps.

To access power options, right-click on the windows button and select Power Options from the list of options that pop up. This window will display the different power consumption settings.


The next step is the same as step 4 in method 1 above. Therefore, when the power option window displays, follow steps 4 and 5 in method 1 to complete the settings.

Method 3: Right-click on the Battery Icon

To use this method, start by right-clicking on the battery icon. The "Power and Sleep Settings" option will display on the right side of the screen above the taskbar.

Select this option, and the system will take you to the "Power and Battery" settings window.

Again, the next step is clicking on Screen and Sleep as mentioned in Step 4 in method 1.

Therefore, you can complete the settings by taking reference of steps 4 and 5 in method 1 above.


That is all on how to disable sleep mode on Windows 11. Note that sleep mode is also beneficial to your PC. It preserves the battery from burning out unnecessarily. Therefore, you may need to re-enable it if you do not need your PC to stay on when you are away.

You can re-enable sleep mode with all the methods in this post by selecting a preferred time in the last step.

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