April 20, 2024
How to Make your Computer

We teach you how to configure your computer so that it does not turn off or suspend after a period of time without activity. Generally, computers have a power-saving plan programmed that makes the PC automatically go to sleep after a certain period of inactivity, this is to avoid unnecessary wear on the equipment and the battery (in the case of laptops) and to save electricity.

Although this helps to preserve and extend the useful life of the computer and its peripheral accessories, there are times when the fact that the equipment is suspended every time we stop using it for a few minutes is not practical at all, especially if we are working.

To prevent the computer from suspending, it is recommended to deactivate the automatic suspension of the system.

There is more than one way to do this and today we are going to explain step by step how to prevent your computer from going into sleep mode automatically.

How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Sleep From Settings

It is very easy to change the configuration of the computer to prevent it from suspending automatically.

To do so, follow the steps that we mention below:

  • When using the battery, suspend the equipment after Never.
  • Create a new power plan
    By creating a new power plan you can also prevent the computer from going to sleep after a certain time.
  • The steps to follow are very easy:
  • Open the Windows control panel.
  • Select Power Options.
  • Click on the following if u want to change the settings:
  • Change power plan settings

You will see that a window opens with the same options as in the previous case, you must configure the new power plan as follows:

Screen off: Never.

Put the computer in a sleep state: Never.
How do prevent the computer from going to sleep automatically in the settings select the option “Never”
If you are using a laptop, you will have to configure the options in the same way as we explained previously:


When using the battery, connect after Never.

When plugged in, disconnect after Never.

Lay off

When using the battery, suspend the equipment after Never.

Suspend the equipment after Never if it is plugged in.
You can also access the power settings by right-clicking on the battery icon that appears in the Windows notification area.

You can reactivate the automatic lock-in of Windows 10 at any time.

How to Prevent The Hard Drive From Shutting Down When Going into Sleep Mode

The programmed power saving also causes the computer’s disk to turn off, but you can configure it so that this does not happen.

Follow these steps:

  • Open the Windows control panel.
  • Select Power Options.
  • Hover over the Change plan settings and click.
  • A new window will open in which you must click on the option Change advanced power settings.
  • In the pop-up box select Hard Drive.
  • Select the Never value for the Settings (Minutes) field.
  • From the Advanced Power Settings, you can make the changes so that the hard drive never turns off.
  • In the case of a laptop, you will have to set the same settings for use with battery and power.

How to Prevent Your Mac From Suspending After a Certain Time

The energy-saving schedule is not exclusive to Windows computers, Mac computers also have energy savings programmed, which causes the computer to go to sleep or sleep after a certain period of time without use.

If you need your equipment to remain active until you decide to pay for it, you must change the energy-saving settings as follows:

  • Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  • Open the Energy Saving section.
  • Open the Apple menu> System Preferences> Power Saving
  • You will see the configuration options for when the equipment is connected to power and another tab for when it is using the battery.
  • Computer Sleep: Choose the Never option.
  • Screen Sleep: Set the slider to Never.

Power adapter:

Computer sleep: defaults to Never

Screen sleep: choose the option Never

You can also choose if you want to put the hard drives to sleep or not, just like in Windows.