Troubleshooting Battery Low Pop Up Issue on Windows 10 Laptop


Mastering Low Battery Notifications on Windows 10 Laptops

As avid Windows 10 users ourselves, we understand how frustrating it is when low battery notifications stop working properly. The frequent popup warnings about critically low battery, even when your laptop is plugged in, can be disruptive to productivity. Fortunately, by leveraging insights from IT professionals, we’ve discovered several techniques to fix erroneous battery alerts and restore normal low battery notifications on Windows 10 laptops.

In this comprehensive tutorial, we’ll walk through a variety of troubleshooting solutions, from tweaking notification settings to reinstalling battery drivers. By the end, your Windows 10 laptop will once again provide accurate low battery alerts so you can plug it in before the charge runs out.

Adjust Low Battery Notification Settings

The first place to check is your laptop’s low battery notification settings. Windows 10 allows you to customize when battery saver mode activates and when warnings pop up.

Here’s how to configure low battery notifications in Power Options:

  1. Open Control Panel and navigate to System and Security > Power Options.

  2. Select Change Plan Settings next to your active power plan.

  3. Click Change Advanced Power Settings.

  4. Expand the Battery tree and modify Low battery level to your preferred percentage threshold.

Alternatively, you can enable low battery notifications directly in Settings:

  1. Go to System > Battery.

  2. Under Battery Saver Settings, toggle on Low battery notification.

Verify Notification Permissions

If low battery alerts aren’t popping up, the notification permissions could be disabled. Double-check that Windows 10 can send app and system notifications.

  1. Right-click the Start button and choose Settings.

  2. Go to System > Notifications & Actions.

  3. Confirm Get Notifications From Apps and Other Senders is toggled on.

Run the Power Troubleshooter

The built-in Windows 10 power troubleshooter diagnoses common battery issues. Here’s how to run it:

  1. In Settings, navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

  2. Under Additional Troubleshooters, select Power.

  3. Click Run the Troubleshooter and follow the prompts.

This automated diagnostic will detect and resolve many low battery notification glitches.

Reset Power Plans

Erasing and restoring the default power plans often fixes errant battery behavior:

  1. Open Control Panel and find Power Options.

  2. Edit the settings for each plan.

  3. Click Restore Plan Defaults to reset to original values.

Once restored, the predefined plans should handle notifications properly.

Examine Advanced Battery Settings

Take a close look at the advanced battery settings for any unusual configurations:

  1. In Control Panel, choose Power Options.

  2. Select Change Plan Settings for your active plan.

  3. Click Change Advanced Power Settings.

  4. Expand the Battery tree and verify the settings are as desired.

Tweaking these battery action policies can resolve quirky low battery alerts.

Craft a Custom Power Plan

If the built-in plans can’t provide the right low battery notifications, build a custom power plan:

  1. In Control Panel, open Power Options.

  2. Click Create a Power Plan.

  3. Select a plan type like Balanced.

  4. Give the plan a name and configure sleep/display settings.

  5. Ensure low battery settings meet your needs.

With a tailored power plan, you can control precisely when and how battery warnings occur.

Update Battery Drivers

Outdated or corrupt drivers could prevent proper low battery notifications:

  1. Open Device Manager and expand the Batteries section.

  2. Right-click the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall Device.

  3. Restart your laptop to reinstall the battery driver.

Freshly updated drivers should fix any driver-related issues.

When to Contact Support

If you still don’t receive low battery notifications after trying these troubleshooting tips, reach out to your laptop manufacturer’s support team for assistance. There may be deeper hardware or software issues requiring professional intervention. Don’t hesitate to contact them if these DIY solutions don’t successfully restore battery alerts.

We hope these techniques help you regain control over low battery notifications on your Windows 10 laptop. Let us know in the comments if you have any other fixes for erratic battery warnings. And stay tuned for our next guide on optimizing battery life for work on the go.