Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10

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How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10

Windows 10 can enter a special low power mode if supported by hardware, called Sleep. The computer can return from sleep mode faster than from a cold boot. Depending on your hardware, there can be a number of sleep modes available on your computer. One of them is Modern Standby.

Windows 10 Modern Standby (Modern Standby) expands the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Connected Standby, and consequently Modern Standby, enable an instant on / instant off user experience, similar to smartphone power models. Just like the phone, the S0 low power idle model enables the system to stay up-to-date whenever a suitable network is available.

Although Modern Standby enables an instant on/off user experience like Connected Standby, Modern Standby is more inclusive than the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Modern Standby allows for market segments previously limited to the S3 power model to take advantage of the low power idle model. Example systems include systems based on rotational media and hybrid media (for example, SSD + HDD or SSHD) and/or a NIC that doesn’t support all of the prior requirements for Connected Standby.

Devices that support Modern Standby can connect or disconnect from Wi-Fi or a wireless local area network while in standby.

Connected Modern Standby will allow the device to remain connected to Wi-Fi while in standby. It will be able to receive and process notifications about new email messages, incoming calls. This is convenient, but makes the device drain the battery power faster.

Disconnected Modern Standby allows longer battery life, but the device won't notify you about new events.

You can quickly check if your device has Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby without using third-party tools.

To Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10 in Windows 10,

  1. Open a new command prompt
  2. Type the following command: powercfg -a.
  3. In the output, see if you have Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected. This means you have Connected Modern Standby enabled on your device.
  4. If the line says Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Disconnected, it is Disconnect Modern Standby.
  5. Finally, the following screenshot has been taken on a system that doesn't support Modern Standby.

That's is.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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