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How to show the battery percentage in Windows 11?

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Windows 11 brings a fresh and modern interface to your devices, and one useful feature is the ability to view your battery percentage easily. Whether you’re using a laptop, tablet, or any Windows 11 device, knowing how much battery you have left can be essential for managing your power efficiently.

This article discusses the steps to show the battery percentage in Windows 11 and how to troubleshoot the issue.


Enabling the battery percentage in Windows 11

If you cannot see the battery percentage in Windows 11 and want to enable the battery percentage, then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Taskbar settings option.

Step 2: In taskbar settings, click on Select which icons appear on the taskbar under the Notification area.

Step 3: Turn the toggle on beside the Power option.

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Troubleshooting the battery percentage issue

If you are unable to see the battery percentage even after enabling it from the settings, then it might be a battery driver problem. Below we have explained a few ways that might help you resolve the battery percentage not showing issue in Windows 11.

Update the device driver

It is possible that your battery driver needs an update. To update the battery driver, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu icon, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Device Manager option.

Step 2: In the device manager, double-click the Batteries option to expand it and then right-click on the battery device driver.

Step 3: Click on the Update driver option in the dropdown menu.

Step 4: In the new window, click on the Search automatically for drivers option.


Reinstall the device driver

If updating the battery driver did not resolve the issue, you can try reinstalling the battery driver. To do so follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu icon, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Device Manager option.

Step 2: In the device manager, double-click the Batteries option to expand it and then right-click on the battery device driver.

Step 3: Click on the Uninstall device option in the dropdown menu.

Step 4: Click on Uninstall button to confirm.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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