Expending battery life

How to use battery saver on Windows 10

You can use battery saver to extend battery life on your device, and here's how you can use the feature.

Windows 10 battery saver feature

On Windows 10, battery saver is a feature that helps to extend battery life of your laptop or tablet by limiting background activities (including fancy visual effects, such as transparency) and push notifications when the device is running low on battery.

Battery saver usually works automatically, but if you have specific requirements, it’s possible to enable and disable the feature manually, and you can even control how the feature should work.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to use and configure battery saver on Windows 10.

How to enable battery saver on Windows 10

The battery saver feature is only available for laptops and tablets, and when your device is unplugged. The feature should enable automatically, but if you want to extend the battery life as much as possible, you can enable the feature manually using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Battery.

  4. Turn on the Battery saver status until the next charge toggle switch.

    Enable battery saver on Windows 10
    Enable battery saver on Windows 10

Alternatively, you can also click battery icon in the notification area, and set the slider in the Best battery life position.

Battery flyout with battery saver enabled
Battery flyout with battery saver enabled

How to configure battery saver on Windows 10

Also, it’s possible to control various aspects of battery saver on Windows 10, and here’s how:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Battery.

  4. Check the Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below option. (If you clear this option, you’ll need to enable battery saver manually.)

  5. Use the slider to specify the percentage when battery saver should kick in.

  6. Check the Lower screen brightness while in battery saver option to save even more battery.

    Windows 10 battery saver settings
    Windows 10 battery saver settings

Once you’ve completed the steps, battery saver on Windows 10 will only work based on the configuration you specified.

How to disable battery saver on Windows 10

Battery saver should remain disabled if your device is plugged in to a power outlet, and if the battery doesn’t fall below the percentage you specified. However, if it’s enabled, and you must disable the feature, you can use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Battery.

  4. Turn off the Battery saver status until next charge toggle switch.

    Disable battery saver on Windows 10
    Disable battery saver on Windows 10

Alternatively, you can click the battery icon in the notification area, and use the slider to change the mode to other than Better battery life.

Battery flyout with battery saver disabled
Battery flyout with battery saver disabled

If you’re having issues using battery saver, you can always submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.