Out-of-the-box, the Battery Saver feature has been disabled. You need to manually turn it on or configure it to activate automatically when the battery drops below a specified power level. These settings can be changed in the Settings app.
Instructions to turn on Battery Saver in Windows 10 to save battery on your computer
1. When your device is running on battery, you will see the Battery icon in the notification area of the taskbar. Click it to view the following presentation:
2. Click the Battery Saver button to enable this feature.
Alternatively, you can press Win + A to open the Task Center and use the Quick Actions button, as shown below.
Finally, you can configure Battery Saver using Settings. There, you can manually turn it on and set options to enable it automatically when required.
Turn on Battery Saver in Windows 10 using Settings
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to System -> Battery.
- On the right side, you will see several options related to Battery Saver. To turn on Battery Saver now, turn on the Switch Battery Saver state until the next charge. This will enable an immediate battery saver.
- To turn on Auto Charge, mark the Enable Battery Saver check box to work automatically if my battery drops below: and use the slider to set the desired battery percentage. When the battery level drops below the specified rate, the Battery Saver feature will be enabled automatically.
Tip: To manage Battery Saver options quickly, you can create a special shortcut to open the Battery page in Direct settings. Here’s how it can be done.
Create shortcuts to save battery power in Windows 10
Right-click on the space on your Desktop. Select New – Shortcut in the context menu
In the shortcut target box, type or copy-paste the following:
explorer.exe ms-settings: batterysaver
The above command is a select ms-settings command, which can be used to open the desired Settings page directly. Refer to the following articles for details:
Use “Battery Saver” as your shortcut name. You can use whatever name you like.
Right-click on the shortcut you have created and change the icon. An appropriate icon is found in the % SystemRoot% System32 taskbarcpl.dll file.
You can now move the shortcut to a convenient location, pin it to the taskbar or Start, add to All apps, or add it to Quick Launch (see how to enable Quick Launch). You can also assign a global shortcut to your shortcut.