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    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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    16 May 2018
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    How to Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10


    The Windows performance power slider enables you to quickly and intelligently trade performance of your system for longer battery life. As you switch between the four slider modes to trade performance for battery life (or vice versa), Windows power settings are engaged behind the scenes. You are able to customize the default slider mode for both AC and DC, and can also configure the power settings, and PPM options, that are engaged for each slider mode.

    The Windows power slider is available for AMD and Intel platforms running Windows 10, build 1709 and newer builds of Windows. It is not available on devices with ARM64 processors. The slider will appear on a device only when the Balanced power plan, or any plan that is derived from Balanced, is selected. There is not an option for either users or OEMs to remove the slider UX.

    Devices that have the High Performance, Power Saver, or any “OEM Recommended” power plans will not be disturbed during the Windows upgrade process. If a user upgrades from a version of Windows that does not support the slider, to a version that does, there will be no change to their High Performance, Power Saver, or "OEM Recommended" power plan. These users will not see the slider UX, and they can still configure their power plans in the same way they could before upgrading.

    Users will see the power slider appear only when they apply the Balanced power plan.

    After the user changes to a Balanced performance plan, there is no way for them to go back to using the High Performance plan from the UI, although it is possible from the cmd line (via powercfg).

    You can choose one of four power slider modes:
    • Battery Saver - Helps conserve power, and prolong battery life, when the system is not connected to a power source. When battery saver is on, some Windows features are disabled, throttled, or behave differently. Screen brightness is also reduced. Battery Saver is only available on DC.
    • Better Battery - Delivers longer battery life than the default settings on previous versions of Windows. Available on both AC and DC. In some cases, users will see this mode labeled Recommended, rather than Better Battery, in their slider UI.
    • Better Performance - Default slider mode that slightly favors performance over battery life and is appropriate for users who want to tradeoff power for better performance of their apps. Available on both AC and DC.
    • Best Performance - Favors performance over power and is targeted at users who want to tradeoff power for performance and responsiveness. Available on both AC and DC.

    Game mode operates independently of the Windows performance power slider, and can be engaged in any slider mode.

    For more information, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to customize the Windows performance power slider for the power mode 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)

    The power mode level you select will be applied separately for when you are plugged in and for when on battery power.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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