A power plan in Windows is a set of hardware and system options that defines how your device uses and preserves power. There are three built-in power plans in the OS. Your PC can have additional power plans defined by its vendor. Also, you can create a custom power plan that will include your personal preferences. Today, we will see how to quickly find the active power plan which is currently used in Windows 10.
Windows 10 comes with a new UI again to change the operating system's power related options. The classic Control Panel is losing its features and probably will be replaced by the Settings app. The Settings app has already got many settings which were exclusively available in the Control Panel. For example, the battery notification area icon in the Windows 10 system tray was also replaced with a new Modern UI.
For some reason, the Settings app doesn't show which Power plans you have in Windows 10, nor what is your active power plan. This option remains exclusive to the classic Control Panel app, while the Settings app comes with the Sleep and Screen options only.
To see the active Power Plan in Windows 10, you still need to use the classic Control Panel. Alternatively, the console powercfg tool can be used. Here's how.
Tip: You can use this tool to repair Windows problems and improve performance of the OS.
To See Active Power Plan in Windows 10,
- Open Settings.
- Go to System - Power & sleep.
- On the right, click on the link Additional power settings.
- In the next window, see the selected power plan. It is you active power scheme.
Find Active Power Plan with Powercfg
Powercfg.exe is a console utility which exists in Windows since Windows XP. Using the options provided by that app it is possible to manage various power settings of the operating system. It can be used to find your active power scheme.
To find active power plan with powercfg, do the following.
- Open a new command prompt
- Type the following command:
powercfg /GetActiveScheme. You will see the active power plan.
- Alternatively, type the command
powercfg /L. This will produce the list of available power profiles.
- The active power plan has a star mark next to its name.
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