How to Optimize Windows 10’s Battery Life by New Power Settings

By Rimzhim Sharma January 15, 2017 How To, Windows

Windows 10 has been in limelight since last couple of months, and why not! Be it the all new Start menu, or Cortana, or the fully loaded central notification center, all the features are quite enticing. Along with these comes the new Power & battery settings that add a cherry on top. The battery management feature helps in optimizing system’s performance by increasing its usage for a longer span.

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So let’s take a detailed look over how we can increase our battery’s performance via Power Settings-

  1. Open Action center and click on “All Settings”.
  2. Then, click on “System” group.
  3. On the left menu pane, click on “Battery Saver” option.

The following section explains all its highlights in a detailed manner.

Battery Saver

Battery Saver allows us to manage where our battery is best spent. We can easily manage programs and applications by allocating a specific amount of power consumption percentage to them. In addition to this we can turn off background applications. As soon as the battery falls below a certain level (20%) the battery saver automatically enables to limit background applications and push notifications.

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If you tap or click the “Battery use” link, it will give you a basic idea of which system components are consuming power and in what time frame.

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  • Change Background app settings– Click on the “Change Background App Settings” to manage which applications should run in background. You can turn OFF this feature to save power and increase battery usage.

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  • Change Battery Saver Settings-To configure the battery saver, click or tap the “Battery saver settings” link at the bottom. These settings will allow you to set when the battery saver turns on. By default, the battery saver is configured to turn on at 20% but you can set that higher or lower.

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There is an additional option (refer above snapshot) available of “Add an App” which helps to select applications that are always allowed to run while battery saver is ON.

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Power and Sleep

This is the second section, right below the Battery Saver option on the left menu pane. The first group concerns when your computer screen turns off when it is on battery or plugged in, while the second group lets you designate when it sleeps.

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If you scroll down further you’ll find an option of “Related Settings” with a link to access “Additional power settings”.

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Clicking on “Additional Power Settings” will open a new window of “Power options” Control panel. Here you can choose or customize your power plan by managing the system’s settings like brightness, display, sleep etc.

Also read: How to Use Windows 10’s File History Feature to Backup Your Data?

Using the “Battery Saver” and “Power & sleep” options altogether can be quiet useful in increasing battery’s performance.

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Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."