This post shows students and new users the steps to change the power mode when using Windows 11 to optimize the device for power usage and performance. By default, Windows 11 uses a balanced power mode to optimize performance with reduced power consumption.

Windows allows users to change or select a different power mode to suit their needs and gives them options to allow a device to get the best battery life, the best performance, or a balance between the two.

You can select separate power modes for when you are running on AC and on battery (DC). Your device will automatically choose the power mode when it switches from AC to battery or DC.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including a centered start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts about it.

To start choosing power mode in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to Select Windows 11 Power Mode

As mentioned above, users can choose which power mode works best in their environment. Here’s how to do it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its setup applications. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from the System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

The Windows settings panel should look similar to the image below. In Windows settings, click Systemand select Power and battery on the right panel of the screen shown in the image below.

In the Power & Battery settings panel, select the Power Mode tile and choose the mode for the device.

Your options are:

  • Better energy efficiency
  • Balanced (default)
  • Best performance
After selecting the power mode for your device, you can simply exit the Settings app.

That is all!


In this tutorial we have seen how to change or select the power mode that best suits your environment when using Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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