How to Manage Power Settings on Windows 11?

Windows 11 includes several settings to manage Power features to optimize energy consumption on your computer and save your laptop’s battery life. For instance, you can decide when the screen should automatically turn off or when the computer should sleep to conserve power. Using different power modes, you can optimize the device for performance or battery life. You can use the battery saver mode to get most of the remaining charge when running low on the battery.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you through the different methods to manage the system power options. You will learn the following:-

Let me delve into details.

How to Automatically Turn off Screen on Windows 11?

To change when the display should turn off automatically, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select System in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Power (or Power & battery for a laptop) tile on the right side.

Step 4. Under the “Power & battery” page, click on Screen and sleep to expand it.

Step 5. Use the drop-down menu “On battery power, turn off my screen after” and “When plugged in, turn off my screen after” and select a time when the display should turn off.

Once you complete the above steps, the display will automatically turn off after the duration of inactivity that you set.

How to Change when your Computer should Enter Sleep Mode on Windows 11?

To set the time when the computer should enter sleep mode automatically, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select System in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Power (or Power & battery for a laptop) tile on the right side.

Step 4. Under the “Power & battery” page, click on Screen and sleep to expand it.

Step 5. Use the drop-down menu “On battery power, put my device to sleep after” and “When plugged in, put my device to sleep after” and select a time when the computer should enter sleep mode on Windows 11.

After executing the above steps, the laptop or desktop computer will go into sleep mode after the time of inactivity you specified.

How to Change Power Modes on Windows 11?

To change the default power mode on Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select System in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Power (or Power & battery for a laptop) tile on the right side.

Step 4. Here, use the Power mode drop-down menu to select the best option for your situation. You can choose the following:-

Best power efficiency: It lowers the system performance and preserves the battery/energy.
Balanced: This automatically balances energy and performance for an optimal experience.
Best performance: It uses the most battery/energy and increases system performance.

How to Enable the Battery Saver on Windows 11?

If you are using a Windows 11 laptop, you can automatically enable the battery saver feature. Here are the steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select System in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Power (or Power & battery for a laptop) tile on the right side.

Step 4. After that, click the Battery saver tile to expand it.

Step 5. Now, click Turn on now button beside the Battery saver to immediately enable the Battery Save mode. Here, you can set the percentage of battery to turn battery saver automatically. Also, you can turn On the toggle switch to lower screen brightness when using battery saver.

Once you complete the above steps, the battery saver mode will turn on automatically when the battery drops below the specified percentage.

How to View Battery Usage on Windows 11?

To view the battery usage on Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select System in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Power (or Power & battery for a laptop) tile on the right side.

Step 4. After that, click the Battery usage tile under the Battery section.

Step 5. Here, you can see the battery usage in the last 24 hours or 7 days.

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