System Turn On or Off Energy Saver in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off energy saver for all users in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 26002 (Canary), Microsoft is introducing energy saver, which extends and enhances battery saver. It is an easy way to extend battery life and reduce energy use by trading off some system performance. It can be toggled on and off or configured to run automatically whenever the device reaches a certain battery percentage. While optimized to extend battery life, energy saver will be available when PCs are plugged in (this also includes desktop PCs) for those aiming to conserve energy all the time.

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

Starting with build 26020 (Canary), for PCs that are plugged in and do not have batteries (such as desktop PCs), when you turn on energy saver, we are trying out a new energy saver icon that is shown in the system tray to indicate energy saver is on. For PCs with batteries, there is no change to the experience, and you will continue to see the leaf icon overlayed on top of the battery icon in the system tray.

Starting with build 26052 (Canary and Dev), Microsoft have updated the energy saver icon for desktop PCs (PCs without batteries). This icon is shown on the system tray when energy saver is enabled, under quick settings, and under Settings > System power & battery.

Different energy saver icons on the system tray for desktop PCs and laptops.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Energy Saver in Quick Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Energy Saver in Settings
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Energy Saver using REG file
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off "Turn Energy Saver On Automatically" in Settings
  • Option Five: Turn On or Off "Turn Energy Saver On Automatically" using Command




Option One

Turn On or Off Energy Saver in Quick Settings


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

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

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Option Two

Turn On or Off Energy 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 Energy saver to expand it open. (see screenshots below)

4 Turn On or Off (default) Always use energy saver for what you want.

5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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Option Three

Turn On or Off Energy Saver using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Energy Saver

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Energy_Saver.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power]
"EcoModeState"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Energy Saver

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Energy_Saver.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power]
"EcoModeState"=dword:00000002

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.




Option Four

Turn On or Off "Turn Energy 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 Energy saver to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

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

The Turn energy saver on automatically when battery level is at setting will not be available while Always use energy saver is turned on.


5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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Option Five

Turn On or Off "Turn Energy Saver On Automatically" using Command


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 energy saver to turn on automatically at.

0 percent is the same as Never.

30 percent is the default.

100 percent is the same as Always.

For example: powercfg /setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_ENERGYSAVER ESBATTTHRESHOLD 30


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Last edited:
Hi,
Yeah used it on my new acer 17 nitro amd
Lappy had hesitations in mouse movements clicks/ focus issues on scrolling so I won't be using this feature for a while
I'll have to rely on acer eco mode instead for battery life I saw none of the issues above until I clicked a popup message about this feature....
I was just cycling down the battery at the time being new and all :wink:
 

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