Create and Customize a Power Plan in Windows 10
Edited by Jay
Utilizing Power Plans in Windows 10 is an excellent way to both maximize your system's performance and its battery life. A Power Plan dictates how much power your computer consumes when using specific hardware and system components.
For example, if you have a laptop and need to be on battery for extended periods of time, you may wish to minimize your device's usage of the display or WiFi adapter. In Windows 10, a correctly configured Power Plan can go along ways regarding extending the life of your battery. On the other hand, if you're plugged into an electrical outlet or using a desktop, you may want to maximize how your computer uses various hardware and system options.
By default, Windows 10 comes with three preset power plans; Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance, all three of which can be customized to accommodate your desired power consumption.
In the following VisiHow guide, we're going to walk through the steps in creating, customizing, and deleting a power plan. For this article, we used a Sager laptop running Windows 10 Professional.
Create New Power Plan Windows 10
Customize Power Plan Windows 10
- 8Here in the Advanced settings window, you'll see several options that can be edited. Expand the options you want to change, and edit the setting for "Plugged in" and "On battery".