How to Enable Windows 10's Battery Saver Mode

December 2016

One of the most notable features of Windows 10 is its Battery Saver mode, which enables users to prolong the battery life of their tablet or laptop for a few more hours. Here are a couple of tips on how to configure and enable the battery saver mode.


How To Extend the Battery Life of a Windows 10 Computer

Enable the Battery Saver Mode Manually

By default, Windows 10 will automatically enable the Battery Saver each time your battery falls below 20%. This is done by lowering the screen's brightness and disabling all unnecessary background apps.

Windows 10 allows you to manually set your battery saver mode, but before doing so, you'll need to unplug the device from its power source. Once done, you simply have to enable Battery Saver through one of the proposed methods.

Enable Battery Saver from Windows Taskbar

You can enable the battery saver mode by double-clicking on the battery status icon in Windows taskbar and selecting Battery Saver:

N.B. you can also adjust the screen brightness (25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%).

Enable Battery Saver from Windows 10 Settings

You can also enable the battery saver mode from the Windows 10 settings. Click on the Start menu > Settings > System:

Go to Battery Saver menu and toggle the switch below Battery saver is currently to On:

How To Configure the Battery Saver Settings

Battery Saver mode is automatically enabled when your battery drops below 20%. But if needed, you can adjust the battery threshold to your liking. While in system settings, click on Battery saver settings and then use the slider button under Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below to adjust your settings:

N.B. if you'd like to allow a specific app to run in the background while Battery Saver is on, you can create new exception by clicking on + Add an app and selecting the desired app.

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