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By default, the Windows 10 battery Can You Extend Battery Life with Windows 10 Battery Saver? Can You Extend Battery Life with Windows 10 Battery Saver? Working with Windows 10 and want to conserve your laptop's battery life? Check out Battery Saver to make sure you're getting the most out of every charge. Read More icon gives you a decent enough idea of how much battery is left, and you can mouse over it to see the exact percentage remaining. This system is okay, but it could be better!

That’s where the free app called BatteryBar comes in. It’s a lightweight, easy-to-use app that’ll show give you plenty of additional information about your computer’s battery How to Optimize Windows 10 for Battery Life How to Optimize Windows 10 for Battery Life Battery life is a pretty important factor for mobile devices. While Windows 10 does offer new features to manage power settings, the defaults are not necessarily contributing to optimal battery life. Time to change that. Read More , including showing the percent remaining on your taskbar all the time.

To get it running, here’s what you do:

  1. Download the free version of the app from this site.
  2. Go through the basic installation process (you can safely click Next through it, as there was no unwanted stuff installed).

 BatteryBar

That’s it! Why did I even make that a numbered list? It really is that easy. Clicking the battery bar icon in your toolbar will switch between time remaining and percentage remaining.

Let’s talk about battery life! How long does your laptop last before it kicks the bucket? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. dvous
    September 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    All I have to do is hover the cursor over the battery icon in the System Tray and a dialogue box appears that gives me a percentage figure of the battery's charge state.

    Yet another example of a solution in search of a problem......

    • Zoobeedooodah
      October 19, 2016 at 6:17 am

      The problem is: I want to be able to check battery percentage at any given moment with minimal (no) effort.

      This solves that problem.

      You're welcome.

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