How to Manage Battery Usage by App in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Manage Battery Usage by App in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 version 1607, you can manage battery usage by app.

You will see a list of apps and the percentage of battery life that each app has consumed (out of the amount of battery life that has been used since the last charge).

You can also set apps on the list to have them managed by Windows or not for allowing them to run in the background when on battery and while Battery Saver is on.

Starting with Windows 10 build 16176, Microsoft leveraged modern silicon capabilities to run background work in a power-efficient manner, thereby enhancing battery life significantly while still giving users access to powerful multitasking capabilities of Windows. With Power Throttling, when background work is running, Windows places the CPU in its most energy efficient operating modes – work gets done, but the minimal possible battery is spent on that work. You can opt individual apps out from Power Throttling by turning off managed by Windows in Battery usage by app, and unchecking Reduce work app does when in background.

This tutorial will show you how to see and manage battery usage by app for your account in Windows 10.

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