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    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10

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    Windows 10 introduces a new battery saver feature that conserves your PC's battery by limiting background activity and adjusting hardware settings. Battery saver will turn on automatically if you like, but you can also turn it on manually.

    You can also add or remove apps to an always allowed list to always run in the background, even when Batter Saver is on.

    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.

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

    Tip   Tip
    Here are some things you can do to extend your PCs battery life.

    Battery saving tips - Microsoft


    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
    NOTE: This is for the battery system icon.
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    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10
    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)

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    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10
    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, and turn on or off Battery saver status until next charge for what you want. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    The Battery saver status until next charge setting will be grayed out if the PC is currently plugged in to AC.


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

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

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    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Automatic Battery Saver in Settings

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

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Turn On Automatic Battery Saver

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting with a 20% battery level.


    A) Click/tap on Battery on the left side, and check the Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below: box. (see screenshot below)

    B) Adjust the slider to the battery percentage level you want.

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

    D) Go to step 5 below.

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     4. To Turn Off Automatic Battery Saver

    A) Click/tap on Battery on the left side, uncheck the Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below box, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 804
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       23 Feb 2015 #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. Posts : 22,947
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       23 Feb 2015 #2

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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       23 Feb 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    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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  4. Posts : 184
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       06 Mar 2015 #4

    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. Posts : 22,947
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       06 Mar 2015 #5

    Hello Maggi,

    Yeah, your PC would have to have a battery to have this feature, and a VM wouldn't.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 184
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       06 Mar 2015 #6

    Oh well, something for me to look forward to then.
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  7. Posts : 22,947
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       01 May 2015 #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.    03 May 2015 #8

    applies to all users? ?
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       03 May 2015 #9

    bobbyrab said: View Post
    applies to all users? ?
    Hello Bobby,

    Nope. Battery Saver is a per user account setting.
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