Enabling or disabling the “Always use energy saver” option in Windows 11

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The article provides instructions on how to enable or disable the ‘Always use energy saver’ feature in Windows 11. This feature, which conserves energy and prolongs battery life, can be toggled on/off in the Quick Settings or via the Windows Registry Editor. Enabling it may contribute to electricity bill savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

This article explains how to enable or disable “Always use energy saver” in Windows 11.

Energy Saver is a power management feature in Windows that allows you to save power by reducing the amount of power your computer uses when it’s not in use or used at reduced energy usage. This feature is designed to help you conserve energy and extend the battery life of your laptop or tablet.

Starting with Windows (Build 26002), Microsoft added an energy saver feature that extends and enhances battery saver. Extending battery life and reducing energy use is easy but may trade off some system performance.

It can now be toggled on and off via Quick Settings in the system tray, and it’s also available when PCs are plugged in to conserve energy all the time.

By enabling “Always use energy saver,” you can extend your device’s battery life and reduce energy usage, which can help you save on your electricity bill and reduce your carbon footprint. This feature is designed to help you conserve energy and extend the battery life of your laptop, tablet, or desktop.

Enable or disable “Always use energy saver”

As mentioned above, a new toggle has been added to the recent Windows build that allows users to turn “Always use energy saver” on or off for laptops and desktops.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the System button on the left.

Windows 11 System button in Settings

Select the Power & battery or Power tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 System power and battery tile

On the Power & battery or Power settings page, expand the Energy saver tile. Then, toggle the button for “Always use energy saver” to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the button to the Off position.

Windows 11 System power and battery always use energy saver

Toggle Energy Saver on or off in Quick Settings

As discussed above, users can now toggle “Energy saver” on or off in the Quick Settings pane, even for desktops.

To do that, click on the Quick Settings to launch the pane. Then, toggle the “Energy saver” button to turn on or off.

toggle on or off energy saver in quick settings

Turn Energy saver on or off using the Windows Registry Editor

Another way to enable or disable ‘Energy saver‘ is to use the Windows Registry editor.

First, open Windows Registry Editor.

Then, navigate to the registry key below.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

Next, double-click the EcoModeState (REG_DWORD) name on the Explorer key’s right pane to open it. Then, enter a value 1 to turn on ‘Energy saver’ for all users.

To turn off or disable ‘Energy saver‘ for all users, type 2.

If you do not see the ‘EcoModeState item, right-click a blank area and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then, enter the name ‘EcoModeState.

Windows 11 turn energy saver on or off

You may have to restart your computer for the changes to apply.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Always use energy saver” on or off in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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