How to Turn Off or Turn On Battery Saver in Windows 10 Laptop

To conserve and extend battery run time, you can turn on the Battery Saver mode in Windows 10 laptop. Here is how to do it in simple steps.

One of the best things about Laptops is that you don’t need active AC power to use them. As long as you have a well-charged battery, you can use the laptop for a few hours without worries. Of course, depending on the laptop, its battery capacity, and what you are doing, the battery backup time will be completely different. For example, if you are trying to render a video or play games, the battery backup time will be a lot less when compared to doing simple things like web browsing, media consumption, etc.

Generally, Windows 10 is pretty good at managing the battery to extend its backup time and overall health. For a vast majority of users, this good enough. However, there might be situations where you need to extend the battery backup time. In those cases, you can turn on the battery saver mode in Windows 10. Once enabled, it will automatically control Windows 10 to increase the overall battery backup time.

This straightforward Windows 10 guide lets me show you how to enable battery saver mode and disable it when not needed.

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Turn on battery saver mode in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can turn on battery saver mode from the Battery page in Settings. Here are the steps.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select “System.”
  3. Click on “Battery” on the sidebar.
  4. Turn on the “Battery Saver” option.

First, press the “Windows key + I” shortcut to open the Windows 10 Settings app. You can also search for it in the Start menu. After opening the Settings app, go to the “System -> Battery” page. This is where you will find the essential options to manage and monitor the laptop battery.

Here, turn on the “Battery Saver” option. Next, close the Settings app.

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From now on, the battery saved mode is turned on on your laptop.

Important note: Windows 10 automatically enables the battery saver mode when the battery is 20% or lower.

Disable battery saver mode in Windows 10

You can turn off Battery Saver mode from the Windows 10 Settings app. Here are the steps.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select “System.”
  3. Click on “Battery” on the sidebar.
  4. Turn off the “Battery Saver” option.
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Cannot turn on battery saver mode

The Battery Saver mode is greyed out if the laptop is plugged in. To turn on or turn off battery saver mode, unplug the laptop from the wall outlet.

What does battery saver mode do?

When the Battery Saver mode is turned on, Windows 10 adjusts itself to maximize battery backup time. As such, the performance will drop, and Windows 10 might feel a bit sluggish. Here are some things that happen when you turn on the battery saver mode.

  • Background sync for many Windows apps is stopped.
  • Unnecessary background apps are automatically stopped. If needed, you can add specific apps to the exclusion list.
  • Windows 10 push notifications are disabled.
  • Non-critical Windows updates are temporarily paused.
  • Laptop display brightness is reduced to 30%.
  • The majority of Windows 10 background telemetry is blocked.
  • Some scheduled tasks might not run.
  • Windows 10 disables some eye candy effects like transparency and blur.
  • OneDrive sync is disabled.

For more detailed information, visit the linked Microsoft doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/component-guidelines/battery-saver

That is all. It is that simple to turn on or turn off battery saver mode in Windows 10.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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