Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10

    Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10

    How to Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10
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    19 Aug 2017
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    How to Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10

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    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft are running experiments on a small set of Insider devices to evaluate an upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update feature which helps improve Windows battery life. Depending on the experiment configuration, you may see one or more applications reported as “throttled” in the task manager.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15014, some of you will start seeing a new slider in the flyout of the Power icon on the taskbar in this build (this is enabled only on select PCs currently, and is not yet wired up to performance/power settings – Microsoft has enabled it to get early feedback).

    Some of Microsoft's Windows PC OEM partners have asked for the ability to give people a number of options for how to ‘tune’ their PC for different scenarios. A person playing a game, for example, might be willing to have a few less FPS when on a long flight if it gets them more battery life – whereas the same person playing the same game, when near a power supply, may want top-end CPU performance to eek out every ounce of performance they can get. Please note – the slider does not actually set new power or performance configurations. It’s just the UI right now. Microsoft will be working with OEMs to determine the best settings for their customers, so that they can ship those on new Windows 10 PCs. In this Insider build, Microsoft is just looking to get your feedback on this UI!

    So, what should you expect from this UI?
    • Some of you will see the UI while others will not – this is intentional! Microsoft needs Insiders giving feedback both on the new UI and on the “slider-less” UI, since many PCs receiving the Windows 10 Creators Update will continue to not have the slider.
    • If you turn the slider all the way to the left (when on battery power), it will turn Battery Saver ‘on’ (similarly to how, if your PC does not show the slider, there is a ‘toggle’ that can turn on Battery Saver on or off).
    • None of the other slider positions – from “Recommended” through “Best Performance” – will affect performance or battery life at all yet.
    • In future Insider builds, Microsoft will make sure that the only people who can see the slider are the people for whom the slider actually provides different levels of performance and power savings. For now, Microsoft wants all the feedback they can get!

    If you have feedback on the UI, Microsoft would love to hear your feedback – please submit it via Feedback Hub under the Power and Battery > Settings category.

    While this is just one piece of UI, Microsoft will be talking more about battery life investments in the Windows 10 Creators Update in a few weeks – so stay tuned!

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16176, Microsoft leveraged modern silicon capabilities to run background work in a power-efficient manner, thereby enhancing battery life significantly while still giving users access to powerful multitasking capabilities of Windows. With Power Throttling, when background work is running, Windows places the CPU in its most energy efficient operating modes – work gets done, but the minimal possible battery is spent on that work. You can opt individual apps out from Power Throttling by turning off Managed By Windows in Battery usage by app, and unchecking Reduce work app does when in background.

    See also: Introducing Power Throttling - Windows Experience Blog

    This tutorial will show you how to change the power mode to the level you want for performance and battery life in Windows 10.

    EXAMPLE: Power Mode slider in Power icon flyout on taskbar
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    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Power icon on the taskbar.

    2. Move the Power Mode slider to the Battery Saver (while on battery power), Better battery, Better Performance, or Best performance level you want. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,

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