Find How Much Power Various Programs Consume in Windows 10

In your Android smartphone, you can easily find out how much power is being consumed by which of the apps. Similarly, you can also check the power consumption of various apps and programs in Windows 10 using a number of ways. This way you can see which of the programs is draining your laptop’s battery and then you can take action to stop them or replace them with other programs that are a little frugal about power consumption in your PC.

Method 1

One of the old fashioned method of finding the power consumption is through the command line tool powercfg.exe. You have to launch an elevated command prompt and then issue the following command: powercfg.exe -ENERGY. This will analyze the power consumption in your PC for next 60 seconds and then generate an HTML report that you can see in your default browser.

Power Consumption in Windows 10

Method 2

In Windows 10 settings, you can check how different apps are using your battery. For this, you have to use the hotkey Win+I to open the Windows settings. Then you can select System and then Battery to view the battery settings. Clicking on See which apps are affecting your battery life will display a list of all the apps and how much percentage of battery charge they have used. But this will display only Modern apps and not the regular Windows programs.

Power Consumption in Windows 10

Method 3

Starting with the version 1809 of Windows 10, you can see the power consumption of any program in the Task Manager itself. You can launch the Task Manager using the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Esc and click on More details. Then you can maximize the Task Manager window to view the columns Power usage and Power usage trend.

Power Consumption in Windows 10

Using all these methods, you can find out which of the apps are taking the largest pie of the battery charge in your computer. You can then proceed and take action to remove or replace such apps and maximize the battery life.