Devices Turn On or Off USB Battery Saver in Windows 11


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Battery_Saver_banner.png

USB battery saver will stop USB devices when your screen is off to help save battery life.

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


You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off USB battery saver.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off USB Battery Saver in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off USB Battery Saver using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off USB Battery Saver in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on USB on the right side. (see screenshot below)


USB_battery_saver-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off USB battery saver for what you want. (see screenshot below)

USB_battery_saver-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off USB Battery Saver using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On USB Battery 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_ON_USB_battery_saver.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\USB\AutomaticSurpriseRemoval]
"AttemptRecoveryFromUsbPowerDrain"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off USB Battery Saver

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

Turn_OFF_USB_battery_saver.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\USB\AutomaticSurpriseRemoval]
"AttemptRecoveryFromUsbPowerDrain"=dword:00000000

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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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