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The Difference Between Hibernate and Sleep Mode on Your Galaxy TabPro S

Sleep Mode vs Hibernation Mode

Sleep mode is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.


Hibernation mode is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Change Power Plan

  1. Touch and hold Start.



  2. Select Control Panel.



  3. Select System and Security.



  4. Select Power Options.



  5. Select Choose what the power button does.



  6. Choose and select the power settings (for When I press the power button or When I close the lid) to your preference: Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut down.



  7. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.



  8. Scroll below and check mark the Power options to show or hide in the Power menu.



  9. When done, select Save changes.

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