How to enable remaining battery time on Windows 10

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There is no longer support for remaining battery time status on Windows 10 after the Creators update a couple of years ago. Now, you will only the battery percentage status when you hover the mouse cursor over the battery icon on any Windows 10 Laptop. However, there is a possible solution to enable the remaining battery time on Windows 10. If you really want to turn on this feature, follow the steps below.

There was a simple reason behind removing the battery remaining time status from Windows 10. It only gives you an estimated time which may not be helpful in the practical scenario. Depending on the brightness level, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth usage, system usage, the expected battery remaining time can vary drastically. So, it will be better to stay with the battery percentage instead of the battery timing.

How to enable remaining battery time on Windows 10

You will have to tweak the Windows registry editor to bring back the battery timing indicator. Let’s follow the steps. The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows OS and for applications that mostly use the registry. All the kernel, device drivers, services, Security Accounts Manager, and user interface can use the Windows registry.

Disclaimer:

Windows Registry editor is a powerful tool to change system behavior or enabling/disabling any feature or function easily in a proper way. If you don’t know what you’re doing, then don’t edit the registry settings. By any wrong process, your system can occur issues.
  • First of all, open the Registry Editor from the Start menu by typing ‘regedit‘.
  • Click on the Registry Editor to open it.
  • You will see a left sidebar containing a bunch of options.
  • Just copy and paste the following address into the address bar of the Registry Editor.
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power
  • Now, you will need to delete these two entries – EnergyEstimationDisabled and UserBatteryDischargeEstimator.
  • In order to do that, just follow the below steps:
  • Right-click on the EnergyEstimationDisabled entry and click on Delete.
  • Confirm the task by selecting Yes.
  • Similarly, you will need to do this forĀ UserBatteryDischargeEstimator.
  • Now, right-click on the Power option from the left pane.
  • Select New > and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Rename the newly created value to EnergyEstimationEnabled.
  • Double-click on the renamed value and check the value data is set to 1.
  • Next, click on the OK button.
  • You’re done. Close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer.
  • Finally, you will see the remaining battery time status on your Windows 10 Laptop whenever you move the mouse cursor over the battery icon on the taskbar.

Use Registry Hack [Shortcut Method]

If you want to enable the battery time remaining without any hassle, you can download the registry hack from below.

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Enable Battery Remaining Time Indicator Registry Hack

  • Just download and extract the zip file on your computer.
  • Then double-click on the registry entry file (EnableBattery…..).
  • If prompted, allow the changes and reboot the laptop. It will do the same work like the manual steps.
  • If you want to disable it, double-click on the DisableBattery….. file. You will need to restart your computer to take effects.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide useful. You can comment below for any queries.

 

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