How To Charge Your USB Gadgets When Laptop is in Sleep Mode

Last Updated On : Thursday, May 26, 2016
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In recent times, technology has evolved and a lot of smart gadgets are coming every day. Most of the smart gadgets including smartphones, USB lights, USB fans, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and a lot more devices are all coming with USB charging support. We use our laptops to charge these devices more than charging it via the direct power. Even though USB charging is slow, it helps in many situations and it makes the devices UP for quite some time. USB charging helps a lot for long travel.

But the sad part is, we need to keep the laptop ON and the screen in the Open state to charge the devices. It will consume a lot of power and reduces the laptop battery life. So, here I came up with a small tip, which allows you to charge your USB supported gadgets, even if the laptop is in sleep mode and the screen is closed. Here is the list of steps that enables this feature in Windows Operating system.

How To Charge Your USB Gadgets When Laptop is in Sleep Mode (2)

How To Steps:

To enable Charging in Sleep Mode, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open Device Manager in Your Windows PC. Below are the ways to open Device Manager.

a. Windows 10 users right click on the start menu and select Device Manager.
b. Open Run window [Windows + R ] and type devmgmt.msc and Enter [applicable for all windows versions].
c. You can also open from Control Panel.

Step 2: Now Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. All USB ports in your laptop will be listed here.

Step 3: Right click on the USB port on which you want to enable charging in sleep mode and choose Properties.

How To Charge Your USB Gadgets When Laptop is in Sleep Mode

Step 4: In the Properties windows, navigate to Power Management tab and Uncheck the option “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“. By default, this option is checked to save power. By unchecking this option, your system will not turn off the USB ports when going to sleep mode.

How To Charge Your USB Gadgets When Laptop is in Sleep Mode

Step 5: Click OK and close.

That’s it.

Please follow the same steps for each and every USB port, where you want to enable charging function in sleep mode. Now you can charge your smartphones and other USB charging devices even when your laptop is in sleep mode [Even when your laptop screen is closed].

If you face any difficulties, feel free to drop a comment.

  • Mujahid Khan

    Thanks Ashok for this tip. I was looking for this option for a long time and finally got solution from you.

    Many thanks. Keep posting more tips and tricks…

    Regards
    Mujahid Khan

  • Edward

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing the steps. It really helps a lot to the readers.