The battery is an essential element for the proper functioning of a laptop and we seldom give it the care it deserves, at the most, we are aware that it does not discharge completely and if it is charged, we disconnect it to avoid saturation , with some additional tips we can use to enhance the duration of this and its energy performance.
During the development of this article we will briefly explain how we can activate and deactivate the battery saving mode of Windows 10 so that we can extend its duration and avoid connecting to an electrical current supply at all times.
- What does power saving do on Windows 10 computers?
- What is the fastest method to enable saver mode on your PC?
- With the task bar
- From settings
- Disconnecting and connecting the power cord
- Why doesn’t your PC allow you to deactivate the power saving mode and how to fix it?
What does power saving do on Windows 10 computers?
In order to provide long-term care for our laptop battery, the main goal of the Windows 10 battery saver mode is to lower the screen brightness to a level that does not consume as much power, to a little less than half , allows that in periods of time greater than two minutes that we do not use the equipment, it turns off.
The battery saving mode can even make the equipment suspend completely after 10 minutes of disuse, thus allowing the battery not to waste energy and carefully protecting its useful life. If we want to prevent the screen from suspending , we can try other alternative methods.
What is the fastest method to enable saver mode on your PC?
There are several methods that we can use to make the best use of the battery of our laptop, in each case the best thing is always to create a point from which we can make a restoration in case something does not go well, below we describe each one Of them, the idea is that if one method does not give good results, let’s try the other.
With the task bar
The easiest way to carry out this procedure is from the task bar that we can even move it to improve our desktop. The procedure is as simple as locating the bar and looking for the battery icon to press it, then we click on the ‘Battery Saver’ button to activate it and if what we need is to deactivate it, we press it again and that’s it.
Enabling the battery saving mode from the settings is a bit more complicated and requires a bit more time, just press the Windows + I key combination to access the settings and then click on ‘System’ we will see a menu on the left in which we will click on ‘Battery’.
Then we must make sure to activate or deactivate in ‘Battery Saving’ the option ‘Battery Saving Status Until Next Charge’ in order to activate or deactivate saving, we can configure the activation of saving automatically when the battery is below a certain percentage we can choose using the slider.
To finish we have to restart the computer to apply and save the changes made, in this way we configure the battery saving mode, if this method does not give us good results, we can try the following.
Disconnecting and connecting the power cord
This method consists of a fairly rudimentary way to save battery, it consists of something as simple as connecting and disconnecting the power cable so that the battery is not in use, that is, if we do not want to discharge it completely, we connect the cable to that it receives energy and charges, and then we can disconnect it and continue using it.
Although it is an effective method, it is not highly recommended as frequent connection and disconnection of the power cord can put the battery life at risk. So the best thing is not to have to go to these extremes.
Why doesn’t your PC allow you to deactivate the power saving mode and how to fix it?
This type of problem usually occurs when there are third-party processes that make it impossible to deactivate the energy saving mode of Windows 10, it can also occur due to incompatibility in the respective controller of the battery of our laptop. Taking these details into account, it is best to perform a clean boot of Windows.
In this way we can disable some applications that are making it difficult for certain devices to run, thus avoiding deactivation, we can also update the Windows 10 drivers.