In this guide, we will be taking a look at the reason why you are unable to turn on the Battery saver mode. And there is usually one simple reason why Windows 11 is stopping you from doing this.
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But just in case, I will list more than one method that you can do which will hopefully fix your laptop, so you can enable battery saver mode.
Are you using an oldish laptop but managed to get Windows 11 to install, but the battery life is not great or the battery life is just poor? Using battery saver mode on your Windows 11 PC can help increase the battery life, making it last longer before it needs charging again. But it does come at a cost, as I explain below.
Why Use Battery Saver In Windows 11?
The main benefit of using a battery saver in Windows 11 is that it simply allows you to get more use out of your battery. However, this does come at a cost of the performance in Windows.
If you are using battery saver mode then your laptop’s power will be restricted, making everything feel a little slower and not as responsive. So this is not something you would want to do if you are using your laptop for streaming, gaming, or anything else intensive.
But if you are only doing light things on your laptop and you would like the battery to last longer before its next charge, then this is why you would want to enable battery saver in Windows 11.
Can You Turn Battery Saver Off?
Yes, you can turn off battery saver mode on your computer. If you do decide to enable it you can also choose when the saver mode kicks in, or you can just keep it on permanently always making the battery last longer between charges.
Fix Battery Saver Button greyed Out:
So the main cause of you not being able to put your laptop into battery saver mode in Windows 11 is your laptop is plugged into the mains. This means that you are not using its battery, so you will not be able to turn on the battery saver.
It sounds simple but is easily missed and the most common cause for the Windows 11 battery saver being greyed out.
If this is not the case and you don’t have your laptop plugged into the mains and you also do not have the charger connected and plugged into the laptop, then try the below fixes:
Fix 1: Unplug Laptop charger
As I said above, ensure you have unplugged your charger from your laptop.
Fix 2: Update Windows 11
Make Sure Windows 11 is up to date just in case there is a problem with the current version of Windows that you are using, and an update could resolve the issue:
- Right-click on the Windows 11 start menu icon and go to Settings
- Select Windows update from the left-hand menu > Click on the “Check for updates” button
Fix 3: Troubleshoot
Run a Power troubleshooter within Windows:
- Right-click on the start menu icon > Click “Settings“
- Now go to System in the left menu> Select Troubleshoot
- Click on “Other trouble-shooters” and then “Power“
- Follow the steps to see if it can detect an issue and repair it
Fix 4: Switch User
Try changing the battery saver through a different user profile on your laptop. Or if you do not have another user then create one, as it will apply the battery saver setting to all user profiles.
That’s how you can fix not being able to put your laptop into battery saver mode in Windows 11. You can now help make your laptop’s battery last a lot longer!
As I said above, the most common cause for not being able to put your laptop into battery saver mode is usually because the laptop is on charge. But if it was not and the above methods did not work then you might need to think about resetting Windows 11, as it could be an issue with the OS.
We have loads more Windows 11 posts here that you might like.