When using a laptop or a tablet, one of the most essential bits of information you’d want at your fingertips is the remaining battery life. It’s not just about the percentage left, but also how much time you have before your device runs out of juice. When you hover your mouse cursor over the battery icon tray, it typically displays the remaining battery percentage and time. This feature is standard across various Windows versions. However, there are instances when, for some users, this default feature might not be active on Windows 10 or 11. If you’ve found yourself in such a scenario, fret not. This risewindows article is curated to guide you through the process of re-enabling this feature, ensuring you always know how much working time you have left before needing a charge.
How to Show Remaining Battery Time on Windows 11 and 10?
Use the following steps to enable the remaining battery time on Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 1: Firstly, open Registry Editor.
Step 2: Next, navigate to the following from the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3: Then, create three REG_DWORD: EnergyEstimationEnabled, EnergyEstimationDisabled, and UserBatteryDischargeEstimator on the opposite side of the “Power” folder. You can skip it if any one of them is already created.
For that, right-click on the free space on the right side of the “Power” key and go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to make a new REG_DWORD.
Name the newly created REG_DWORD as EnergyEstimationEnabled. Similarly, make two more REG_DWORD and name them accordingly.
Step 4: Next, you have to repeat step 3 and create two more REG_DWORD, namely EnergyEstimationDisabled and UserBatteryDischargeEstimator.
Step 5: Next, double-click on each REG_DWORD and set these “Value data” to the following:-
- EnergyEstimationEnabled: 1
- EnergyEstimationDisabled: 0
- UserBatteryDischargeEstimator: 0
Step 6: Click on the OK button.
After configuring all these three REG_DWORD correctly, it should look like the below image:-
Step 7: Reboot your system as the final step to apply the changes.
After completing all the steps, Windows 11 or 10 will show the remaining battery time and percentage when you hover your mouse over the battery icon in the system tray.
Now, if you want to hide battery status (remaining time), you will have to set the following Value data. You will find it beside the Power key:-
- EnergyEstimationEnabled : 0
- EnergyEstimationDisabled : 1
- UserBatteryDischargeEstimator : 1
Note: In case you are connected to a charger, Windows will not display any estimated time.
Knowing the remaining battery time on your Windows device is crucial for managing your work effectively. The steps mentioned above are a quick and straightforward method to enable or disable the battery time display on Windows 10 and 11. Always remember to reboot your system after making any changes in the registry for them to take effect.