Find apps that drain your battery using Power Saver in Windows 10

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Battery Saver is a new feature added to Windows 10. If you are using a laptop and are experiencing battery drain issues, this powerful feature comes to the rescue. With Battery Saver, Windows 10 can find apps that drain battery and monitor them. It can also postpone / delay Windows updates when activated.

See also: How to increase battery life in Windows 10 with these simple steps

To get started, go to Settings> System> Battery Saver

Battery saver overview

A battery saver overview page opens and provides basic information such as battery level and estimated time remaining for charge / discharge. For detailed information, tap Using the battery

Using the battery

This display shows the various culprits that are draining the battery. Shows the amount of battery used by the system in front of the screen compared to wifi as a percentage. It also shows the percentage of battery used in the foreground (in use) and in the background. By default, it shows apps that have used battery in the past 24 hours. You can change it in 48 hours or 1 week, as shown in the snapshot below.

Change the time period

Now scroll through the list to see all the quirky apps running and draining your battery. Then click on the particular app and hit details.

Click on the details

After clicking on the details, more information about the application is displayed. The system usage percentage, screen usage, and Wi-Fi usage are displayed.

Battery Saver's most prominent use is that it can even catch the culprits draining the battery in the background while we weren't aware of it.

If you're a bit of a person and use a lot of modern apps, they're probably draining your battery in the background. With Battery Saver, you can limit background usage. To do this, go back to the file battery usage screen and click Change the background application settings. And you will be presented with the following window.

Applications capable of running in the background

Scroll through the list and disable the apps you don't want to run in the background.

You can also set Battery Saver to activate only after a battery threshold level has been reached. To do this, go to mass saving overview, and click battery saving settings and choose your threshold value.

Set the threshold level

Whenever you're busy or don't want to be bothered by notifications or even don't want to download updates, you can manually turn on battery saver. To do this, go to the Action Center and click on the battery saving option.

Turn on Battery Saver in Action Center

Overall, Battery Saver is a great feature of Windows 10. It not only helps you find apps that are draining your battery, but it can also keep notifications quiet or delay downloading updates. I find myself using the feature quite often, if not regularly. Thanks guys for reading, stay tuned for more!

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