Having problems where Microsoft Windows 10 won’t go into sleep mode? This tutorial will help you figure out the problem.
- Select the “Start” button, then select “Settings” (gear icon).
- Select “System“.
- Select “Power & sleep“.
- Ensure the “Sleep” setting is set to a desired value.
- Have a look under “Additional power settings“.
- Select “Change Plan Settings” next to the option that you have selected.
- Select “Change advanced power settings“.
- On the “Power Options” screen, you want to expand each setting and ensure that they allow the computer to go to sleep mode. In my case, the setting under “Multimedia settings” > “When sharing media” was set to “Prevent idling to sleep“. I had to set this to “Allow the computer to sleep“. If you’re feeling lazy, just hit the “Restore plan defaults” button and that should toggle all items to where sleeping is allowed in Windows 10.
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