Windows 10 has a battery saver feature that you can access from the Windows 10 Settings. This battery saver feature is very helpful for the laptop owners as it can automatically extend the battery life per charge cycle. The battery saver mode kicks in automatically once the charge level of the battery drops down a certain level. In the battery saver mode, Windows 10 takes some steps like reducing the screen brightness and closing down of the services to reduce the battery power consumption. By default, the battery saver mode kicks in when the battery charge drops down to the 20% of its fully charged status but it can be changed.
If you want to quickly change the battery saver settings in Windows 10, you can create a desktop shortcut to access the battery saver settings. This will save time that you would otherwise spend in going through the Settings panel in Windows 10. Here is how you can create the shortcut:
- Right-click on the Windows desktop and select New → Shortcut.
- In the shortcut creation wizard window, type explorer.exe ms-settings:batterysaver in the Location text field and click on the Next button.
- In the shortcut name text field, type Battery Saver and click on the Finish button.
That’s it. Now you can double-click on the newly created shortcut and the Battery Saver window will instantly open up. From this window, you will be able to control how the battery saver feature works in your notebook computer. But you should understand that this setting is available only on laptops and will not be available on desktop computers. Having the ability to quickly access comes handy when you are away from home/office, cannot charge the laptop battery in near future and want to change battery saver mode to make the battery last a little bit longer.