Choose a power profile

You can manage power usage by choosing a Power Mode. There are three possible profiles:

  • Balanced Power: Standard performance and power usage. This is the default setting.

  • Power Saver: Reduced performance and power usage. This setting maximizes battery life. It may enable some power saving options and prevent them from being switched off.

  • Performance: High performance and power usage. This mode will only be visible if it is supported by your computer. It will be selectable if your computer is running on AC power. If your device supports lap detection, you will not be able to select this option if the device is running on someone's lap.

To choose a power profile:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Power.

  2. Click Power to open the panel.

  3. In the Power Mode section, choose one of the profiles.