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How to change the battery saver settings in Windows 10

How to change the battery saver settings in Windows 10

by AshwinFebruary 20, 2016

Windows 10 is the second most popular operating system from Microsoft, and as you excpect it is currently the default operating system that most new computers ship with.

Windows 10 battery saver settings

This includes both desktops and laptops of course.

The Redmond company says that it has optimized Windows, to make it last long on portable computers. After all, nobody carries a charger with the laptop wherever we go. So, we must make use of the battery in as much as an efficient manner as possible.

The most sensible things to do when your laptop is running on a battery, is to minimize the number of external devices it is connected to. The next suggestion is to turn the brightness down to as minimum as possible. The final suggestion is to not allow resource intensive applications running in the background.

There is one setting which can further help with this issue, the battery saver. It lowers your screen’s brightness, and also lowers the amount of background activity in Windows 10.

How to change the battery saver settings in Windows 10

1. Click on the Start Menu and open the Settings app.

2. Now select the option which says “Battery Saver” in the left side bar.

3. The right pane of the window, should offer some useful information. This includes the remaining battery life of the laptop (given in percentage %)and also the estimated remaining time till which the battery will last (given in hours and minutes). Below this is the Battery Saver option which you can enable, and also displays when the option is set to take effect automatically.

4. Click on the “Battery Saver Settings” option to change some of its settings.

5. Now you will be able to select at what % the laptop’s battery saver will be enabled. The default setting for the screen brightness is 20% but you can set it to any % you want, or even disable it completely if you want to.

Windows 10 battery saver settings custom

By default, the battery saver will prevent all push notifications, to save your battery, but you can add an app which is allowed to send notifications. Choose wisely though, as it will drain the battery much faster.

My laptop does offer a decent 3 to four hour backup on a full charge, even with 40-50 browser tabs open and some audio or video playing in the background, and of course all the applications I use to write. I could perhaps improve it further by lowering the screen brightness, but it does make reading or writing quite a bit difficult.