How to Modify Windows Power Settings

By using Windows power settings, users can control many options about how their computer functions both when using the battery, or plugged in.

In this blog post we will go over how to access these options, and what some of them do.

Power Modes

On Windows 10, users click on the battery icon on the bottom left of the screen.

This will display a preset slider that shows different preset power options.

When the device is plugged in, the “Best performance” power mode maximizes the machine’s speed.

When the device is on battery power, users have a choice:

Prioritize speed or prioritize how long the battery will last.

All 4 Battery modes available on Windows 10.

Users can choose anywhere on the scale between longer battery life, and better performance.

On Windows 11, click on the battery icon on the bottom left of the control menu, which is accessed on the bottom left of the task bar.

The system offers three performance modes; battery saver, balanced, and high performance.

Users can access a few more options in these settings, such as when battery saver turns on, when the computer turns off the display, and when it goes to sleep.

Lowering the screen brightness will also save battery life for people looking to keep their computer running longer.

Advanced Power Settings

Within the control panel, users can access advanced power settings which allow the user to change or create a custom power plan.

Users set their own parameters, allowing them control over each component of their computer that uses power.

For more in-depth information about advanced power plan settings, check out this article from Auslogics. Keep in mind these settings are mainly for more proficient users.

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