Late last year, Microsoft started testing new features for
Windows 10 Settings app, which is
set to serve as a replacement for more Control Panel pages.
Microsoft also appears to be working on a new battery settings
page with support for graphs and other options to show you more
detail about the battery life of your laptop/notebook or 2-in-1
devices, such as Surface Pro X or Dell XPS.
The Redmond firm’s new tool for Windows 10 will basically help
extend your laptop’s running time by allowing you to analyze
the daily power usage.
The first item to check when you are experiencing short battery
life is your app usage. If you’ve got too many apps running in
the background, then you’ll need to turn off the background and
Settings app will now help you do it easily.
Note that Microsoft has always allowed users to look at the
apps which are using the most power from your computer. After
the update, Windows 10 can now highlight the battery usage
based on a certain time period and data is now presented in a
From there, you can further view and adjust your battery
settings. As you can see in the above screenshot, users can now
also see much percentage of power was used during a particular
hour. Likewise, you can now easily find greater details on your
battery history and other data, which were previously offered
by command line tools only.
Based on the hourly breakdown of the battery usage, you can see
how much your battery was being used when you play games or
watch movies. This will allow you to find out the most
aggressive background process and kill the task to increase the
It comes with other options too. For instance, you can now see
the time when you last charged your laptop.
In addition to new battery settings,
Windows 10’s next feature update is expected to introduce a new
Storage Sense experience and redesigned Start Menu.