Choose what happens when you close the lid on your Samsung PC

Guy closing laptop lid

Some people prefer their PCs to completely shut off when they close the lid, while others prefer them to go to sleep. We have good news because on a Window PC, you can choose what happens whenever your PC's lid closes.

PC lid settings

Note: You can also customize what the power button does using the same method.

There a couple of different options to choose from when it comes to your PC's lid. Although they're similar, they have big impact on your power usage.

Search for an click Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound. Click Choose what closing the lid does. You can choose from the following options, separately for battery and plug in:

Power settings and closing the lid options
  • Do nothing: Closing the lid will not do anything to your PC. It will remain on.

  • Sleep: This option puts your PC to "sleep" when the lid is closed. It uses a minimal amount of power but allows the PC to instantly wake up when you open the lid. Sleep mode also saves your current work and running programs.

  • Hibernate: This option make your PC "hibernate" when the lid is closed. It's similar to Sleep but uses far less battery. It is designed for longer periods away from the PC.

  • Shut down: This will make the PC completely shut down when the lid is closed, so it will use virtually no battery.

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