The beauty of owning a laptop is the convenience it offers. Being able to work from anywhere with your PC is a major advantage. But what happens when the battery icon is not displayed on the taskbar? The battery icon helps you track the remaining battery life of your device.
However, when it’s not visible, you may not be able to judge the remaining battery life. This can be frustrating, especially when working remotely during a power outage.
If you don’t see the battery icon on the taskbar of your Windows PC, it may be disabled or hidden. This guide will show you how to fix battery icon not showing on PC taskbar.
1. Check if the battery icon is hidden
When your PC’s battery is not visible on the taskbar, your first step should be to check if the icon is hidden;
step 1: On the left side of the screen, click up arrow Displays an invisible system tray icon. If you can see the battery icon from here, continue to the next step. If it’s not that it’s not visible, try the following.
Step 2: Select any unused area on the taskbar and right-click it to bring up the menu.On the new menu, select Taskbar settings.
Alternatively, click Windows icon and select Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
Step 3: In the taskbar settings, navigate down to the Notifications section and click Select the icon displayed on the taskbar.
Step 4: Scroll the list until you find a battery symbol called strength† Move the toggle switch to Do not.
The battery icon should now be visible on the taskbar; if not, it is disabled. you should enable it;
2. Open the battery icon
If the battery icon is not in the hidden icon group when clicked, continue with this process up arrow on the system tray.
step 1: navigate to taskbar settings Use any of the methods described in step 1 above.
Step 2: scroll down to Notice Regions and Choices Turn system icons on or off.
Step 3: Navigate down the screen and click strength Open it.
Step 4: You should now be able to see the battery icon.
notes: The above steps should enable the battery icon on the taskbar. However, if it is still not visible, you may need to update your PC drivers. If none of these methods work, consider troubleshooting your power settings.
3. Troubleshooting Power Settings
If the battery icon still doesn’t appear on the taskbar after trying the steps above, your PC’s power settings may be preventing it from appearing. In this case, you must troubleshoot the power settings;
step 1: click start button or click Windows key†
Step 2: On the Start menu, click Computer Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
Step 3: Navigate down and select strength option and click Run the troubleshooter†
The troubleshooter will run and show that it is solving the problem. Once done, check to see if the problem has been resolved. If not, try the next method;
4. Reboot or reinstall the battery driver
If your computer’s battery driver is not optimal, the battery icon will not appear on the taskbar. To fix this, restart or reinstall the battery driver;
step 1: Restart the battery driver by pressing Windows key + X, and in the popup menu select device Manager†
Step 2: In the new window (Device Manager), double click Battery
Step 3: There will be two opinions Microsoft AC Adapter † Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. Right click on each of them and select Disable device†
Step 4: After disabling them, right click on each again and select Enable the device.
Step 5: Restart the PC to see if the battery icon appears on the system tray.
If restarting the battery drivers doesn’t work, uninstall them. Uninstall the battery driver;
step 1: Right-click each driver and click Uninstall device†
Step 2: Under Device Manager, select Scan for hardware changes†
Step 3: Restart the computer and the system will reinstall the battery driver.
The missing battery icon should now be visible in the system tray. If not, your computer may have some hardware issues. Contact a technician for inspection.
Q: Why does the battery icon in my taskbar keep disappearing?
There are various reasons why the battery icon disappears. The battery icon may be hidden or disabled. You will need to unhide or enable the icon. Battery drives can also fail; in that case, restarting or reinstalling them can help.
Q: Can I keep my battery icon permanently visible on the taskbar?
No, the battery icon should only be visible when the PC is charging or in use.
A battery icon that doesn’t appear on the taskbar can be annoying. However, the solutions listed in this article should help resolve the issue.