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Windows 11 & Battery Issues (11 Things You Need to Know)

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Windows 11 is the latest operating system comes with several advanced features, but after upgrading to Windows 11, peoples are facing different battery issues.

So, Are there Battery Issues on Windows 11?

Yes! in some instances, after upgrading to Windows 11, you will get an awful battery performance for a while. These battery issues occur due to different hardware problems. Most of the time, these battery issues go away on their own & it becomes normal by itself. 

I have also suffered from these issues, and after doing a ton of research, I find out the solution to all the battery issues.

I have installed Windows 11 on my HP Laptop and Acer Nitro 5, and I didn’t face any battery issues on my HP computer, but I have encountered different battery issues on my Acer Nitro 5 Laptop.

Initially, I used to get excellent battery performance on my Acer Nitro 5 PC, and its battery lasted around 4 hours, but after upgrading to Windows 11, its battery performance reduced a lot (Lasting around 1 hour).

After knowing the mentioned fact, I know that you are probably wondering why these issues are occurring? There may be various reasons behind this.

So, let’s see all the significant facts about Windows 11 and its battery issues.

Does Windows 11 Consume more battery?

Microsoft claims that the battery life on Windows 11 will last longer compared to its previous version because it appears with some advanced features, including better power optimization.

Windows 11 & Battery Issues
Windows 11 & Battery Issues

Besides that, Microsoft also stated that the Windows 11 update would happen in the background, and it will be 40% smaller than Windows 10 updates.

But, these advanced features don’t impact positively on the battery performance & as a result, Windows 11 consumes more power, and its battery performance has degraded compared to Windows 10. 

After upgrading to Windows 11, I also faced the same issue, and luckily after fixing a couple of settings, my PC’s battery performance has improved & it is performing much better.

I have found some of the reasons to reduce your PC’s battery performance after upgrading to Windows 11.

The most crucial reason behind this is the drivers; when you jump to Windows 11 from windows 10, it can bring different problems, including loss of data, specific hardware component issues, or lacking significant drivers.

These lacking or outdated drivers can sometimes bring battery issues & also can consume a lot of battery.

All the battery issues regarding this and their solutions have been explained below. So, keep reading this till the end.

What is the best Battery performance in Windows 11?

The battery performance here represents the battery’s longevity. Windows 11 comes with some advanced features & it is better than Windows 10.

But when it comes to battery performance, Windows 11 is lacking behind Windows 10.

Most of the users get the best battery performance within Windows 11 is around 2 to 2.5 hours, which is comparatively lower than Windows 10.

In general, if you are using Windows 10, you perhaps will get 3.5 to 4 hours of battery lasting, but after upgrading to Windows 11, your battery life will be reduced.

Why is the Windows 11 Battery draining so Fast?

If you have just upgraded to Windows 11, you are probably facing battery draining issues on your device & there can be various reasons behind these issues.

So, let’s look at these reasons-

Outdated Firmware

If you just upgraded to Windows 11 & you are facing battery issues, then it is probably due to some outdated firmware.

Usually, when we switch the Operating system or update the operating system, it can cause data loss, and your firmware can remain outdated.

So, take a look at whether your device’s firmware, including the battery drivers, was outdated or not.

If it is outdated, upgrading the PC firmware will fix the battery draining issue on Windows 11. 

Useless Background Applications

This is another reason behind the battery draining issues inside Windows 11. If your battery is draining quickly, you should check the background applications.

Because the unnecessary background applications drain the battery so quickly, you should stop unnecessary applications running in the background to fix these battery draining issues. You can prevent these applications from settings.

Lack of Proper Drivers Configuration

This issue is very rare; however, if you face different battery issues, you must check out the essential drivers & their configurations at least once.

Sometimes when we switch One operating system to another, it can lack some drivers configurations.

These are some reasons behind the battery draining issues within the Windows 11 operating system.

Also Read: Does Windows 11 have Snipping Tool?

Windows 11 vs Windows 10 Battery Performance

After installing Windows 11, I noticed the battery performance differences between Windows 10 and 11.

Windows 11 & Battery Issues
Windows 11 & Battery Issues

Usually, Windows 11 consumes more battery (as of now) than the Windows 10 operating system.

When I was using Windows 10, my laptop gave around 3 to 4 hours of backup, whereas after upgrading to Windows 11, I am getting 2 hours of backup, which is pretty low.

I was worried about the battery issues because Microsoft previously said that the Windows 11 would enable longer battery life & its updates will happen in the background and be 40% smaller than Windows 10 updates.

However, after doing complete research, I found the solution to my issue & I upgraded my PC firmware & now I am getting 3.5 back-ups on Windows 11, and it is better than before.

Windows 11 Battery Draining Issues after Shutdown

After upgrading to Windows 11, people face different battery issues even when their devices are in shut down mode.

I also suffered from this problem, and after doing some research, I came to know this issue. The sleep mode and fast startup don’t allow your system entirely.

You should press and hold your power button for at least 10 seconds after your device shuts down to fix this issue. 

By following this simple method, you can quickly fix your battery draining shuts down issues inside Windows 11.

Windows 11 Battery Draining Issues in Sleep Mode

After upgrading to Windows 11, people face battery draining issues even when the PC is in sleep mode.

In general, a little bit of battery-draining is normal for sleep mode, but if you face this problem a lot, then there are some solutions that you can apply.

There can be a variety of reasons behind why your battery is draining in the sleep mode & here I mentioned all the causes and solutions-

1. Fast Startup

In general, the fast startup feature allows your computer to start up faster after a shutdown. This feature will put your laptop into a hibernation state instead of a complete shutdown. The Fast Startup feature is enabled by default.

If your computer’s battery is draining fast in hibernation mode, it is probably due to the Fast Startup feature. 

To fix this issue, you must disable this feature, and you can disable it by using the Run command dialogue box and typing the powercfg. cpl.

2. Run Power Troubleshooter

If your device’s battery is draining in sleep mode, it may be due to the tweak display settings, sleep settings, or screensaver settings.

To fix these issues permanently, you must run the power troubleshooter; this will automatically troubleshoot windows power plans and detect your system settings that can affect the power usage, including the sleep settings.

You can run it from the control panel & the system, and the security option.

3. LID Closing Action

LID can be another significant cause behind why your computer’s battery drains so fastly. Usually, when you close the LID on your PC, it lets your laptop slumber in a low power state, allowing it to wake up quickly so that you can begin working without delay.

So, if you are using Windows 11 & your PC’s battery is draining so fastly in sleep mode, you need to choose the sleep option for both on battery and plugged in; you can do this by using the Run Dialogue box.

You can set all the settings mentioned above by reading this article- Click Here.

Remember That

When you upgrade to Windows 11, the battery draining is quite regular, and in this instance, you have to wait for a little because the battery draining would fix automatically after a while.

Also Read: Does Acer Nitro 5 support Windows 11?

Does a Clean Install fix the Windows 11 Battery Drain Issues?

 If you install Windows 11, you will face different battery draining issues even if you install it cleanly. 

Different battery draining issues can occur & one of the significant issues is when you shut down your computer, it depletes to zero & as a result, your PC remains turned off.

But in general, this issue doesn’t last long, and within a few days, this draining issue will automatically be solved.

Why did the battery stick at 0% after Windows 11 Upgrade?

After upgrading to Windows 11, people are regularly facing this issue, and after some research, I come to know the reason behind this.

Usually, when people install Windows 11, it is working finely, but after some time, when they turn off the PC and reopen it, they observe that the battery is stuck at 0%.

This issue is mainly occurring because of 2 reasons: outdated device and battery drivers and Outdated PC firmware. 

Windows 11 Battery is not Fully Charging? (Issues & Fixes)

After upgrading to Windows 11, if your computer is not fully charging and stuck at 80% or 50%, this is probably due to some significant reasons.

Here I have explained all the primary reasons behind this-

1. Power Supply is Not Connected Properly

If your device is not charging entirely, then the first thing you should check is whether your AC power supply is connected correctly or not.

Because sometimes the power cable connected to your AC power supply brick might be lost, check whether it is fitted correctly.

2. Electrical Issues

Sometimes the low voltage or electrical issues can bring the charging problem for your device, and in this case, call an electrician and sort out the electric issue.

It will automatically fix your device’s charging problem, and your device will usually start charging.

3. Charger Problems

Sometimes the charger itself might be the culprit, and to find out whether the charger is making a problem or not, borrow another charger from your friend and test with your PC.

If your device is charging completely with another charger, then replace your charger and bring a new one.

4. External Device

If your device is connected to various external devices like – Mobile devices, USB, External Keyboard, or anything else, it will usually take a longer time to reach 100% charging.

So, to fix this issue, disconnect all the external devices attached to your device and then plug the charger inside your device.

5. Dust Particles

Often, dust particles freeze inside the charging port, which prevents the battery from charging efficiently.

So, before replacing the charger or battery, make sure whether any dust particles freeze inside the charging port or not.

If you find any dust particles, you can easily wipe the dust off with a dry cloth and a slender stick.

6. BIOS & Chipset Drivers

Many times when you upgrade to Windows 11, your computer BIOS and chipset drivers remain outdated, which can prevent your battery from charging efficiently.

To fix this issue, update your BIOS and drives, which automatically resolve the bugs, and therefore your charging problem will be corrected.

7. Background Apps

Sometimes the apps running in your background prevent your battery from charging completely. So check your apps to determine what’s running in the background.

To check this just Open start> Settings> Privacy> Background Apps.

After applying all of these fixes, I hope your incomplete battery charging issue will be fixed. But if your problem is still not resolved, you need to replace your device’s battery.

Also Read: Can Windows 11 run without Graphics Card?

Windows 11 Battery Plugged in but Not Charging

After upgrading to Windows 11, if you face this battery issue like plugged in but not charging, this can be different.

To fix this issue, follow the mentioned steps here-

Step 1

Firstly, click on the search icon, search about the device manager, and open it.

After opening the device manager, expand the batteries here and right-click on every device list under the battery (Microsoft AC adapter).

Then click on the uninstall device & confirms the uninstall and close the Window.

Step 2

Now shut down your computer entirely & unplug the parallel key from your computer and if your laptop has a removable battery, you should remove that (Or Restart your Laptop).

After that, wait a couple of minutes, plug in your laptop again and boot your computer.

You can quickly fix your “Battery Plugged in but Not Charging Issue” by applying these steps.

How to Set Low Battery Alarm on Windows 11?

To set a low battery alarm on Windows 11, you need to follow a couple of steps mentioned below-

Step 1

In the first step, click on the Windows icon on the taskbar; the menu will pop up & click on settings.

Now, click on the system from the left side list and go-to sound.

Step 2

Now, scroll down the page and click on more sound settings, and a new window will open.

Next, go to the sounds tab, scroll down and look for a low battery alarm.

After that, go to sounds and choose the sounds you want from the dropdown list.

Step 3

From here, you can test the sounds and choose other sounds if you want.

Finally, click on the apply and ok to set the low battery alarm on Windows 11.

Final Verdict

In this article, I explained different battery issues that appear in Windows 11 & by applying the mentioned methods, you can quickly fix all the battery issues.

Moreover, if you face a little bit of battery draining issues, there is no need to worry about it because it is pretty standard.

I hope this article is helpful for you. If you want to know more about Windows 11, Laptop Batteries, PC components, computers, and other technology-related things, then keep following this blog regularly.

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