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    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    17 Feb 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10


    The battery saver feature helps conserve power when a system is running on battery. When battery saver is on, some Windows features are disabled or behave differently.

    By default, battery saver is turned off unless you manually turn on battery saver, or you have battery saver set to automatically turn on when your battery falls below a percentage you set.

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    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off battery saver for your user account to conserve your PC's battery in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Manually Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Action Center
    • Option One: To Manually Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Automatic Battery Saver in Settings



    EXAMPLE: Battery Saver currently On or Off

    This is for the battery system icon.

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-battery_saver_off.jpg How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-battery_saver_on.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Manually Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Action Center


    1 While your PC is running on battery power, open the Action Center (Win+A).

    2 Click/tap on the Battery saver action button to toggle it on or off for what you want. (see screenshots below)

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-turn_on_battery_saver_in_action_center.jpg How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-turn_off_battery_saver_in_action_center.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Settings


    1 While your PC is running on battery power, open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Battery on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3 Turn on or off (default) To get more from your battery when it's running low, limit notifications and background activity. for what you want on the right side.

    The To get more from your battery when it's running low, limit notifications and background activity. setting will be grayed out if the PC is currently plugged in to AC.


    4 Check (default) or uncheck the Lower screen brightness while in battery saver box for what you want.

    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-turn_on_off_battery_saver_in_settings.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On or Off Automatic Battery Saver in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Battery on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3 Select Never, 10%, 20% (default), 30%, 40%, 50%, or Always for what you want in the Turn battery saver on automatically at drop menu on the right side.

    4 Check (default) or uncheck the Lower screen brightness while in battery saver box for what you want.

    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10-turn_battery_saver_on_automatically_in_settings.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 803
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       #1

    Windows 10 introduces a new battery saver feature that conserves your PC's battery by limiting background activity and adjusting hardware settings.
    Is there any info anywhere on what it actually does? It turns on the icon but it doesn't dim the screen or throttle the CPU or change any settings I can see - and predicted time on battery remains the same.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hey Adam,

    I'm afraid there's not much more information on this feature other than it works by limiting the background activity on your device when the mode is activated.
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    Brink said:
    Hey Adam,

    I'm afraid there's not much more information on this feature other than it works by limiting the background activity on your device when the mode is activated.
    I'm going to leave it turned on then and see what doesn't happen :)

    Lenovo used to have a feature called battery stretch which would dim your screen, throttle CPU, turn off selected wireless, Bluetooth, keyboard backlight, etc. It was pretty useful - it would be good if something similar turns up for this...
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    Shawn,

    I don't see this Battery Saver option in Settings. Is this because I've got W10 in a VM?
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       #5

    Hello Maggi,

    Yeah, your PC would have to have a battery to have this feature, and a VM wouldn't.
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       #6

    Oh well, something for me to look forward to then.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    Tutorial updated to add OPTION FOUR to add or remove apps to always allow them to run in the background, even when Battery Saver is on. :)
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       #8

    applies to all users? ?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    bobbyrab said:
    applies to all users? ?
    Hello Bobby,

    Nope. Battery Saver is a per user account setting. :)
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