How to set low battery level in Windows 10 Laptop (Notification & Actions)

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Hi, today we are going to talk about the low battery level notification on the laptops. First, we’ll tell you, what is the low battery level, critical battery level, its notifications & actions. And after that we’ll give you the step-by-step guide how to set low battery level and its related settings. If your laptop won’t alert you for the low battery then you can follow the following steps.

What is low battery level

You bettery is running low
Alert: “Your battery is running low. You might want to plug in your PC”

Low battery level means, when your laptop battery drained to a particular percentage (for an example 30%) then it will show you the low battery level notification to alert you to plug your laptop for charging.  You have option to change this low battery level percentage. Along with the low battery warning, one of the following action may apply:

  • Do Nothing
  • Sleep
  • Hibernate
  • Shutdown

Most of the users set it to “Do nothing.” this is the default setting. You may change this settings as per your requirement. This is the first alert which called “Low battery Level.


Your bettery very low
Alert: “Your battery is very low. Plug in your PC now”

Now come with the second low battery level alert that is called critical battery level. This critical battery level is the second and last alert, so one of the following actions will be applied forcefully when the laptop battery drained to the critical battery level (for an example 10%). You have option to change this critical battery level percentage as well.

  • Sleep
  • Hibernate
  • Shutdown

As you can see, you have no option to set it to “Do nothing”. Most of the users set it to “hibernate” this is the default setting as well. You may change this settings as per your requirement.

For both levels there is a turn ON and OFF option which is called Low battery notification. If you turn on this option, you’ll start getting the low battery level alert. If you turn off this, then you won’t get the alert.

How to set low battery level (Alert & Actions)

Now come to the main point and get you step by step guide how to set the low battery level, critical battery level, its notification, and actions. This type of settings are easy to access in Windows 7 but in Windows 10, it went to hidden in power settings. The regular users don’t get this settings because the settings are really very deep in power settings. Please follow the steps to set the low battery level.

  1. Click on the Start button and click on settings (gear icon) and then click on systems.
    Go to control panel

    Go to display, notification, power
  2. Click on “Power & Sleep” from the left-side pane.
  3. Click on “Additional power settings” from the right-side pane.
    additional power settings
  4. Click on “Change plan settings” from the right-side pane in front of Balanced (Recommended).
    Change power saver plan
  5. Click on “Change advanced power settings” A power advanced options window will come up.
    change advance power settings
  6. Scroll download and click on the “plus” (+) icon of the battery to expand it.
  7. Now click on “plus” (+) icon in front of “Low battery Level” and set the low battery level in  percentage as you want.
    change low battery level
  8. You can set its action by clicking on “Low battery action” to Sleep, hibernate, or shutdown.
    change low battery level action
  9. Click on “plus” (+) icon in front of “critical battery Level” and set the low battery level in  percentage as you want.
    change critical battery level
  10. You can set its action by clicking on “critical battery action” to Sleep, hibernate, or shutdown.
    change critical battery action
  11. Click on “plus” (+) icon in front of “Low battery notification” and make sure the “On Battery” is turned ON. See the below screenshot for more detail.
    low battery notification

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