System Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 11


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The battery saver feature helps conserve power when a system is running on battery. When battery saver is on, some Windows features are disabled or behave differently. Using battery saver is the easiest way to extend battery life.

Battery saver will turn on automatically when your battery falls below 20% by default.

Display brightness is automatically reduced to 30% by default when using battery saver. You can specify the percentage value to scale brightness to when battery saver is turned on. You can also turn on or off Lower screen brightness when using battery saver.

Battery saver can only be turned on while your PC is running on battery power.

Battery saver is turned off automatically while your PC is plugged in.

When your laptop enters battery saver mode, efficiency mode becomes active in Microsoft Edge and is indicated by a filled heart pulse icon in your browser’s toolbar.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off battery saver for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Quick Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Settings
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off "Turn Battery Saver On Automatically" in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off "Turn Battery Saver On Automatically" in Windows Terminal


EXAMPLE: Power icon on taskbar corner with battery saver off and on

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Option One

Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Quick Settings


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

2 Click/tap on the Battery saver button to toggle on or off. (see screenshots below)

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Option Two

Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Power & battery on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Battery saver to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on Turn on now or Turn off now to the right of Battery saver for what you want.

5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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Option Three

Turn On or Off "Turn Battery Saver On Automatically" in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Power & battery on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Battery saver to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

4 Select Never, 10%, 20% (default), 30%, 40%, 50%, or Always for what you want in the Turn battery saver on automatically at drop menu.

5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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Option Four

Turn On or Off "Turn Battery Saver On Automatically" in Windows Terminal


For more details on the command used in this option, see: Energy Saver settings overview


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg /setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_ENERGYSAVER ESBATTTHRESHOLD <percentage>

Substitute <percentage> in the command above with a number 0 to 100 for the percentage you want battery saver to turn on automatically at.

0 percent is the same as Never.

20 percent is the default.

100 percent is the same as Always.

For example: powercfg /setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_ENERGYSAVER ESBATTTHRESHOLD 20


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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