The next big update for Windows 10 could come with a brand-new
battery usage graphs within the Settings app that will become
your favourite place to figure out what’s draining the battery.
According to references found in the preview builds, Settings
app will get this feature with
Windows 10 21H2 update in the second half of 2021. In Build
21277, Microsoft is testing a new battery usage monitor that
tells you more about the laptop or tablet’s battery usage in
the last 24 hours or 7 days.
To get to the new battery usage graphs, you would need to open
Settings > System > Battery and then look under the
Battery usage heading.
As you can see in the above screenshot, Windows 10 Settings can
now display battery usage in graphs. You can still go through
the stats to hunt down battery-draining apps or you can tap on
the graphs to see what percentage of battery usage occurred in
the last 24 hours at specific hours.
The battery screen in Windows 10 can now also show you where
your battery power went and at what time of the day, but it’s
up to you to do something with that information.
It’s a subtle change, but it’s great to have access to
information from more time periods, especially if you’ve
recently installed a new app and charged your laptop, and you
want to see the before and after difference.
The experience is similar to Android’s built-in battery
stats system, which lets you quickly see what app consuming
more phone’s limited battery power and at what time of the day
Note that the new battery usage feature in Windows 10 is still
in the early days of development and it will eventually get
In addition to battery graphs,
Microsoft is also experimenting with new features your lock
screen and desktop including spotlight integration.