As Microsoft is trying to bridge ways between the typical laptop and a smartphone, some features come very handy, especially if you are using a PC tablet or a hybrid laptop. Battery Saver is a feature that has been the part of the Android and iOS cult for some time under different names. Windows 8.1 for mobile devices first introduced it. Now, it also packs with the Windows 10 in the tablets and laptops. What this feature does is keep an eye on your system in terms of battery usage. It tells you where and how much your battery is being consumed. It also adjusts(reduces)functionality of different apps to get the maximum power out of your battery.

The Battery Saver feature activates by default once your battery drops below 20 percent. But, you can customize it or even turn it off. Here’s how:

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Using the battery saver mode in Windows 10

  1. In the Searchbox, type “Battery Saver.”
  2. Tap on the result.
  3. The Settings windows will open. Here, all the information about your battery shall be displayed.
  4. Click on Battery Usage if you want a more detailed view.
  5. You can turn off/on the Battery Saver from here too. Just click on the toggle under “Batter saver is currently.”
  6. If you want to change the percentage on which the feature will automatically turn on, just click “Battery saver settings’
  7. Slide the slider to your desired percentage.
  8. You can turn off this automatic feature completely by unchecking the “Turn battery save on automatically if battery falls below.” box

As discussed earlier, you can get an overview of your battery usage by the operating system divided into ‘System’, ‘Screen’ and ‘WiFi.’ It also gives you the percentages of the background and foreground usage. Sadly, it doesn’t show the battery usage by different apps as it does in the Windows phone. We hope that an update might fix this issue


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