Getting back to work after awaking your Chromebook from its digital slumber (sleep) is about to get a bit easier.
Google announced that its new (still experimental) Lucid Sleep feature is now available. This setting maintains limited Wi-Fi connectivity when the Chromebook is powered down so that it can stay better synced with the rest of your devices and data.
It can also update push notifications and app data so that everything is up to date and ready to go as soon as you flip open the Chromebook screen. You can turn on this feature and try it for yourself by toggling on the “Keep WiFi on during sleep” in the Privacy settings menu on your Chromebook.
The simple answer is how much do you appreciate longer battery life? If you choose longer battery life then consider disable “Keep WiFi on during sleep” option. At the end of the day, its a matter of preference.
a. Click on the bottom right hand side of your Chromebooks display. (time, notification area, etc…) A small pop-up box will appear (in my case the box is black). Click the rounded gear icon to open the Chromebook settings window.
b. Once the Chromebook settings window opens scroll down to the Advanced section (expand that downward with arrow.) Then Under Privacy and security section you will see the option toggle for “Keep Wifi on during sleep“. See image below.
How to enable “Keep WiFi on during sleep” setting for Chromebooks
Enable the “Keep WiFi on during sleep” option is a good idea and keeps your devices and data synced. It also automatically updates data and apps while sleeping.
B) Select the toggle switch beside “Keep WiFi on during sleep” to the on position. (switch to the right) (see image of Chromebook privacy and security menu above)
How to disable “Keep WiFi on during sleep” setting for Chromebooks
Disable the “Keep WiFi on during sleep” option to save battery power, or bandwidth data.
Sometimes you need to balance your battery life and make it last longer. You dont always need Google Chromebook to automatically fetch updates and constantly keeping your device synced even in sleep mode.
B) Select the toggle switch beside “Keep WiFi on during sleep” to the off position. (switch to the left.) (see image of Chromebook privacy and security menu above)