Battery icon missing from Taskbar, how to restore it on Windows 10?

Since your Windows 10 computer is a machine, sometimes it can get a little complicated. Windows OS comes with a lot of features and tools so that users can have a more personalized experience. To do so, Microsoft rolls out new updates every now and then. However, these updates sometimes create technical errors and glitches that need to be sorted out. Conventionally, you have the battery icon displayed on your desktop in the bottom right corner. It shows you what percentage your PC is at and when you need to plug your charger in.

Now there may arise situations where your system is unable to show the battery icon on your screen and there may be different reasons why it may be happening. If you are also facing the same issue, you might want to read this article till the end. In this risewindows post, we are going to provide you with ways that you can use if the battery icon is missing from your desktop screen and you cannot figure out a solution. You will learn:-

  1. Restoring the missing battery icon in the Windows 10 Taskbar
  2. Fixing the Power button setting grayed out in Windows 10

How to restore the missing battery icon on the Windows 10 Taskbar?

Use the following steps to restore the missing battery icon on the Windows 10 Taskbar:-

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your computer.

Alternatively, press the Windows logo + Ikeys simultaneously on your computer to do so.

Windows 10 - How to Hide & Unhi...
Windows 10 - How to Hide & Unhide Taskbar

Step 2: Go to the Personalization category in the Settings app.

Step 3: Now, in the left sidebar, click on the Taskbar. Scroll down on the right side pane and find “Turn system icons on or off” option under the Notification area.

Step 4: You will find a few buttons next to options like the Clock, Volume, Location, Network, Action Center, etc. Turn On the toggle switch next to Power entry.

Once you complete the above steps, the battery icon will be displayed again on the taskbar of your computer.

How to fix the Power button setting grayed out in Windows 10?

Use the following steps if the toggle switch is grayed out because of which you cannot turn it on:-

Step 1: Go to the taskbar and click on the start button. After that, go to the device manager.

Step 2: In the results, click on device manager.

Step 3: Now, double-click on Batteriesto expand it.

You will find two options saying “Microsoft AC Adapter” and “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery”.

Step 4: Select Disable Deviceby right-clicking on Microsoft AC Adapter. Now, again right-click on it and select Enable Device

Step 5: Finally, right-click on “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery” and click on Disable Device. Now, select Enable Deviceby again right-clicking on it.

Reboot your computer as the final steps and the battery icon will again be visible on your screen.

That is it.

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