How to create and manage power plans on Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can use power plans to manage how your computer uses power by configuring specific hardware and system settings (for example, brightness and sleep). The system comes in three modes (balanced, energy-saving, and high-performance). Each is designed to save battery, improve computer performance, or balance battery life and performance.

You can always modify existing power plans, but it is also possible to create custom power plans with specific settings to achieve the results you want.

In this Windows 11 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create, configure, and delete power plans on your device.

How to create a power plan on Windows 11

To create a power plan on Windows 11, use the following steps:

  1. Opens control Board.
  2. Click Hardware and sound.
  3. Click Power Options.

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  4. tap on Create a power plan button from the right pane.

    Create a power plan

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  5. Select a basic power plan with settings to get started.
  6. Under the “Plan Name” section, type a descriptive name for the new power system.

    Create a custom power plan

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  7. tap on next one button.
  8. Decide when the device should turn off the screen and when it should go into sleep mode.
  9. tap on Create button.

    Custom power plan settings

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Once you complete the steps, the new plan will be created, and you can proceed to modify its settings.

How to customize a power plan on Windows 11

To edit a custom power plan, use the following steps:

  1. Opens control Board.
  2. Click Hardware and sound.
  3. Click Power Options.

    Power Options

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  4. tap on Change plan settings The option is next to the custom power plan.

    Change plan settings

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  5. tap on Change advanced power settings to choose.

    Change advanced power settings

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While you’re in the Advanced Settings tab, you can customize many settings, depending on whether you’re using a laptop or a desktop computer.

Advanced power plan settings

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If you have a computer with a traditional hard drive, you can use a file “Hard Disk” Option to specify when to turn off the drive.

The Wireless adapter settings The option allows you to set the power mode of the adapter, which helps you to save battery.

The “sleeping” The option includes settings for specifying when the computer should sleep while in battery mode or while it is plugged in. You can also control whether alert timers should be enabled or disabled.

If available, you will also see a file USB Settings The option that allows you to control the setting of selective suspension to conserve battery.

The “an offer” The option allows you to control when the screen turns off to save power.

The “battery” The setting includes several options to control critical battery notifications, battery critical actions, low battery level, critical battery level, low battery notification, low battery work, and reserved battery level.

Normally, you will not modify these settings, but you can control a file “Desktop wallpaper settings,” Which allows you to specify when the desktop wallpaper slideshow is available.

In the BCI Express Settings You can customize the power settings for “Link State Power Management”, which is part of the PCI Express specification and works in conjunction with Active State Power Management (ASPM) to provide power to PCIe devices. (Usually you want to use the default setting.)

Finally, you will also find a file Processor Power Management (PPM) that allows you to change the efficiency of the processor at the program level to improve power consumption while the battery is being used or plugged in. (Usually you want to use the default setting.)

How to delete a power plan on Windows 11

To delete a power plan on Windows 11, use the following steps:

  1. Opens control Board.
  2. Click Hardware and sound.
  3. Click Power Options.

    Power Options

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  4. Select a different power plan option if the option to delete is currently selected.
  5. tap on Change plan settings The option is next to the custom power plan.

    Open the power plan to delete

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  6. tap on Delete this plan to choose.

    Delete the power plan on Windows 11

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  7. tap on yes button.

After you complete the steps, the power plan will no longer be available on the device.

It is important to note that the Power Plan is not the same as the Power Mode. Although these features share some similarities, Power Mode allows the system to improve battery life on laptops and tablets, and the Power Plan lets you customize power usage for desktops, laptops, and tablets.

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