If you’re running Windows 11 and you hover your mouse over the battery icon, you’ll notice there’s no estimated time remaining. Only the battery percentage is available; there’s no information on how long you can expect to run on battery power. Let’s explore how to check the estimated battery time remaining on Windows 11.
Windows 11 Is Not Showing Detailed Battery Time Remaining on Taskbar
Microsoft has reduced the Taskbar functionality in Windows 11. There is no option to enable detailed battery information on the hover menu, such as the estimated battery time remaining.
If you want to see the estimated time remaining on Windows 11, navigate to Settings, select System, and click on Power & Battery. Information on the estimated time remaining is available under the battery percentage. You may need to wait for 30 seconds until these details show up on the screen.
Alternatively, you can also use a stand-alone battery app to track battery performance. For example, if you own a Dell computer, you can use the My Dell app to check the battery’s remaining hours.
Being able to see how much battery time you’ve got left is crucial, especially when you’re traveling and there’s no power outlet nearby. Many users agree that checking the estimated battery time on the taskbar by hovering your mouse cursor over the battery icon is much more convenient than navigating to the Settings page.
Microsoft probably removed the estimated time remaining option because it was not an accurate measuring tool. As a quick reminder, the estimated time remaining was constantly recalculated on Windows 10, depending on your load. Unfortunately, that was never an accurate representation.
Hopefully, Microsoft will add more battery functionalities to the Windows 11 Taskbar in future updates. However, if this change is extremely annoying for you, roll back to Windows 10.
By design, Windows 11 no longer shows the estimated battery time remaining when you hover over the battery icon on the taskbar. To check the estimated time remaining on Windows 11, go to Settings, select System, and click on Power & Battery.
What do you think about this particular taskbar change? Do you think Microsoft should add the estimated battery remaining option back to Windows 11? Share your thoughts in the comments below.