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 laptop or tablet with Windows 10, and you don’t want to run out of battery unexpectedly, you should read this article and see how to work with the battery saver:
NOTE: The options that are shown in this guide apply to Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer. If you do not know what Windows 10 version you have, read: How to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type.
How to turn off the battery saver in Windows 10
When the battery saver is enabled in Windows 10, the screen’s brightness is set to a low level, and the background activity, and push notifications are disabled to save energy. The battery saver is enabled automatically by Windows 10 when the battery level below 20% or a custom level set by the user.
The best way to turn off the battery saver is to plug your Windows 10 laptop or tablet into a power outlet. As soon as Windows 10 detects that your device is charging, it should stop using the battery saver.
Another way to turn off the battery saver is to click or tap the battery icon in the bottom-right corner of your desktop. The power slider should be found on the left margin. Move the slider to the right, to any other position, and the battery saver is disabled.
NOTE: To learn more about the power slider, its levels and settings, read: Use the Windows 10 power slider to save battery or increase performance.
A third way to disable the battery saver in Windows 10 is to open Settings. Then, go to System and click or tap Battery in the column on the left. On the right, in the Battery saver section, look for the switch that says: “Battery saver status until next charge.” Set it to Off.
If you did this, and the battery saver is still turned on, then your battery may be at a critical level, under 20%, and you should charge your Windows 10 laptop, or tablet. However, you can still disable the battery saver, by unchecking the option that says: “Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below.”
How to turn on the battery saver in Windows 10
When you want to enable the battery saver on your Windows 10 laptop or tablet, click or tap the battery icon in the bottom-right corner of the desktop. Then, move the power slider to the left margin. To learn more about the power slider, its levels and settings, read: Use the Windows 10 power slider to save battery or increase performance.
When the battery saver mode is turned on, you see that the Power mode is named Battery saver.
Another visual confirmation is that you see a small green leaf over the battery icon from your taskbar, like in the screenshot below.
A second way to enable the battery saver in Windows 10 is to open Settings. Then, go to System and click or tap Battery in the column on the left. On the right, in the Battery saver section, look for “Battery saver status until next charge,” and set the switch to On.
The battery saver is now enabled in Windows 10, doing its best to lower the energy consumption and increase battery life.
How to configure the battery saver mode in Windows 10
If you want to personalize how the battery saver works, open Settings and go to System.
In the column on the left, choose Battery, and then look for Battery settings on the right. Besides the switch that turns the battery saver mode On and Off, you have other settings too. For instance, you can choose when the battery saver is turned on automatically. By default, it is set to activate when your battery is at 20% of its charging capacity, but you can change it to whatever level you want, by moving the slider. If you do not want the battery saver to turn on automatically when the battery reaches a particular point, uncheck the box next to “Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below,” and it is never going to turn itself on automatically. Secondly, the battery saver 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 is dimmed automatically.
Now, the battery saver from Windows 10 should be configured according to your needs.
Why did you turn off or turn on the battery saver in Windows 10?
You now know how to use and configure the battery saver, so use it with confidence. Keep in mind that this tool only increases the time until your device runs out of power and, in the end, it is going to shut down, with an empty battery. Before closing this guide, tell us why you decided to turn off or turn on the battery saver. Comment below and let’s discuss.