How to View Active Power Plan in Windows 11

This post shows students and new user steps to view their active power plan in Windows 11. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. It is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power.

Users can view and create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers. Laptop and desktop computers will have different power plans that are suitable in their environments.

Optimizing Windows power plans can help improve battery life for laptops, reduce power consumptions and many other benefits.

Common configuration settings that can affect battery life and desktop power consumptions include, display brightness, display timeout, hard disk timeout, sleep mode wireless adapter power-saving mode and more.

Below is how to view your device power plan when using Windows 11.

How to view device power plan when using Windows 11

As mentioned above, a power plan is also known as a power scheme. It is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power.

Below is how to view your device power plan in Windows 11.

First, open the classic Control Panel in Windows 11.

Or click Start and search Control Panel. Under best results, select and open the Control Panel App.

Next, click Hardware and Sound, and then select Power Options.

The Power Options Control Panel opens, and the power plans appear. Review each power plan.

Verify that the correct plan is set as the active power plan. The computer shows an asterisk (*) next to the active power plan.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to view your device active power plan in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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