How to use and configure the battery saver mode in Windows 10

We all want to use our mobile devices without worrying about the battery life. But, because this is impossible, we need to use the power conservation technologies provided by our operating systems. If you are using a mobile device with Windows 10, and you don't want to run out of battery unexpectedly, you should read this article in order to learn how to use and configure the Battery saver mode so that it saves as much battery as possible:

NOTE: The screenshots used in this article are from Windows 10 with Anniversary Update. Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available for free, to all Windows 10 users, as of August 2, 2016.

How to enable or disable the battery saver mode in Windows 10

Obviously, the battery saver mode can be used only when on battery . By default, this mode will be enabled automatically when the battery life reaches the critical point of 20%. However, if you want to enable it manually, all you have to do is press the battery icon from your taskbar and then click or tap the Battery saver button.

When the battery saver mode is turned on, you will see a small green leaf over the battery icon from your taskbar.

If you want to disable this mode, press the battery icon from the taskbar and then click or tap on the Battery saver button.

The battery saver mode can also be enabled or disabled from the Settings app. A fast way to open it is by clicking or tapping on the Settings button from the bottom left area of the Start Menu .

In the Settings app , click or tap the on System .

Now go to the Battery section and enable or disable the switch that says “Battery saver status until next charge” , depending on what you want .

How to configure the battery saver mode in Windows 10

Besides the switch that turns the battery saver mode On and Off , in the Battery s ettings window you'll see several other settings too.

For instance, you can choose when the Battery saver m ode will turn on automatically. By, default, it is set to activate when your battery life is at 20%, but you can change it to whatever level you want, by moving the slider. And, if you don't want the Battery saver mode to turn on automatically when the battery level reaches a particular critical point, simply uncheck the box next to “Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below” .

Secondly, the Battery saver mode also includes an option for dimming the screen brightness so that less energy is being consumed. If you check the “Lower screen brightness while in battery saver” setting, when the Battery saver turns on, your display will be dimmed automatically.

And that's it! Now, the Battery saver mode should be configured according to your needs.


You now know how to use and configure the Battery saver mode, so use it with confidence. Keep in mind that this tool only increases the time until your device will run out of power and, in the end, it will still shut down. So, if your battery level reaches a critical point you should hurry and connect your Windows 10 device to a power charger. I f you have any suggestions, questions or problems, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments section below.