How to Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode in Windows 10


OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is in battery saver mode.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when in battery saver mode for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode in OneDrive Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode using a REG file





Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync in Battery Saver Mode OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync in Battery Saver Mode
Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode in OneDrive Settings

1. Click/tap on the OneDrive icon Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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2. Click/tap on the Settings tab, check (enable - default) or uncheck Automatically pause sync when this device is in battery saver mode for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

This setting is only available while you are signed in to OneDrive.

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Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync in Battery Saver Mode OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync in Battery Saver Mode
Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive

UserSettingBatterySaverEnabled DWORD

0 = Disable
1 = Enable



1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Automatically_pause_OneDrive_sync_when_in_battery_saver_mode.reg

download


 3. To Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Automatically_pause_OneDrive_sync_when_in_battery_saver_mode.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If OneDrive is currently running, then close and reopen OneDrive to apply, or sign out and sign in to Windows 10 to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn