How to stop laptop from sleeping when closed windows 11

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024 by

If you’re someone who likes to keep their laptop running even when it’s closed, you may have noticed that Windows 11 has a default setting that puts your laptop to sleep when you close the lid. This can be frustrating if you’re trying to download large files or run programs in the background. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent your laptop from sleeping when closed on windows 11.

Change Power Settings

The first step to disabling sleep mode when your laptop is closed is to change your power settings. To do this, go to your Control Panel and click on “Power Options.” From there, click on “Choose what closing the lid does” on the left-hand side. You will then see a drop-down menu with options for what happens when you close the lid. Change the option for “When I close the lid” to “Do nothing” for both “On battery” and “Plugged in.”

Use Command Prompt

 

Another way to disable sleep mode when your laptop is closed is by using Command Prompt. To do this, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type in the following command: powercfg /setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_BUTTONS LIDACTION 0. This will change the setting for when your laptop is plugged in. To change the setting for when your laptop is on battery, use the command: powercfg /setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_BUTTONS LIDACTION 0. This will prevent your laptop from sleeping when closed on both battery and plugged in.

Adjust Advanced Power Settings

You can also adjust advanced power settings to prevent your laptop from sleeping when closed. To do this, go to your Control Panel and click on “Power Options.” Then, click on “Change plan settings” next to your selected power plan. From there, click on “Change advanced power settings.” In the new window, expand the “Power buttons and lid” option and then expand the “Lid close action” option. Change the setting for “Plugged in” and “On battery” to “Do nothing.”

Use Third-Party Software

If you’re not comfortable using Command Prompt or adjusting advanced power settings, there are also third-party software options available to disable sleep mode when your laptop is closed. These programs allow you to easily change your power settings and prevent your laptop from sleeping when closed. Some popular options include Insomnia and Caffeine.

Keep Your Laptop Ventilated

It’s important to note that keeping your laptop running with the lid closed can cause it to overheat. To prevent this, make sure your laptop is well-ventilated and not covered by any objects. You may also want to invest in a laptop cooling pad to help keep your device at a safe temperature.

By following these steps, you can easily disable sleep mode and prevent your laptop from sleeping when closed on Windows 11. This will allow you to continue using your laptop without interruption and avoid any frustration caused by the default settings. Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments.

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