How to Change Power Mode Settings on Windows 11

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Microsoft has introduced a new Power Mode setting in the Windows 10 operating system. Power mode settings in Windows let you control your computer’s power consumption. This feature can be very helpful if you are using a laptop.

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 allows users to change settings to balance performance with energy consumption. The new Windows 11 operating system uses the default ‘balanced’ power mode.

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‘Balanced’ mode is the recommended setting. Therefore, it automatically improves performance with power consumption. However, you can change this default setting to save energy on performance costs or get better performance at the expense of battery usage.

Steps to Change Power Mode Settings on Windows 11

Depending on your needs, you can change the power settings to enhance the performance of your computer. Therefore, in this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to change the power mode settings in Windows 11.

1) Change Power Mode

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 start button and select Settings.

select Settings

2. On the Settings page, click on the System tab as shown below.

click on the System tab

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3. Click on the Power & battery settings option on the right pane.

Click on the Power & battery settings

4. On the next screen, scroll down to the ‘Power Mode’ and click on the drop-down arrow.

5. You will find three options – Best power efficiency, Balanced, and Best Performance. Here’s what each power option means:

click on the drop-down arrow

Best power efficiency: This option saves energy by reducing the device’s performance whenever possible.

Balanced: This option automatically adjusts your PC’s performance with energy consumption on supported hardware.

Best Performance: This one optimizes your PC for best performance at the cost of energy consumption.

6. Depending on your needs, you need to select the Power mode.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can change the power mode via Settings on Windows 11.

2) Change Power Mode via Control Panel

In this method, we will use the Control Panel to change the power mode. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 search and type in Control Panel. Then, open Control Panel from the list.

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open Control Panel

2. On the Control Panel, click on the Power Options as shown below.

Power Options

3. Now, you will be able to see the Power Modes. The default Power Plan is set to balance. You can change it to Power Saver or High performance.

change it to Power Saver or High performance

4. To customize the Power plans, you need to click on the Change plan settings and make the appropriate changes.

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Change plan settings

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can change the power mode settings on Windows 11.

Changing the power mode on Windows 11 is very easy. You can use either of the two methods to change the power mode settings. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends too. If you have any doubts about it, let us know in the comment box below.