Battery Power Plan is a key feature in Windows 11/10 which is incredibly useful for Laptop users. It allows them to set up a configuration that can deliver performance and save battery in the long term. In this post, I will show how you can create a new Power Plan in Windows 11/10. Power Plan can be a little complex if you dive deep into detailed settings. However, if you know what you are doing, you can get the best out of it.
How to create a new Power Plan in Windows 11/10
Windows offers a “Balanced” Power Plan as the default plan for all Windows users. When creating a new power plan, you must choose a template that can be the default power plan or anything you have created or enabled. You need to enable Ultimate Performance, a hidden power plan in Windows.
- Right Click on Start Menu
- Select Power Options from the list. And then click on the Additional Power Settings link (Right side)
- Click on Create a Power Plan, available on the left panel.
- Select a template, and then choose a name for the custom power plan
- Click on Create
Once done, select a time for the Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep settings. You can customize the Power Plan by clicking on Change advanced power settings. Here, you can micro-configure how each element of Windows will act when it’s on that power plan. That’s where things get a little complex.
You can configure battery settings for Harddisk, IE, Desktop background settings, USB settings, Graphics card, PCI, and more. While they are straightforward to understand, set your choices wisely depending on your work.
How to change Screen and Sleep settings in the Current Power Plan?
You can determine when the screen will turn off or the PC will go into sleep mode by following the steps below.
- Launch the Settings app using Win + 1
- Click on Battery Settings located on the left side
- Switch to the Power and Sleep section.
- Use the drop-down menu next to each option and change timings as per your requirement.
- Once finished, close the Settings app to save changes.
You can create a new Power Plan in Windows 11/10 and configure Sleep and Screen settings. I would strongly recommend you properly test the settings before you set out for an important job.