Nov 05 2021 10:20 PM
Nov 05 2021 10:20 PM
Hi, I have got a Dell XPS laptop (16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz) and to my knowledge this has one of the better battery life (approx. 7-8 hours post charging) and when you close the laptop and open it on the next day, it just consumes approx. 2% battery only. This is all good with Windows 10. But when I received my Windows 11 update things went for a toss. Interface looks awesome, navigating through them is also awesome. But then battery - no it was worrisome !
I had my laptop full charged and as usual I left it as it is. Then to my surprise it drained out completely and I had to recharge it full again. When I looked over the Battery Usage (thanks to Microsoft for the detailed usage pattern) it started to drain after a certain time. None of the tasks were running, I had shut down my Oracle, SQL Services, closed my Edge, Chrome browsers, etc., services, still no luck.
I know this is a issue reported by many users across the globe, and the steps to minimize the battery drain (provided in Bing/ Google search) aren't the effective ones. They are just to optimize your battery consumption and not to avoid your battery drain issue. Many others have written go back to Windows 10, but then why take all the effort to upgrade to Windows 11 and get awestruck with its interface.
I know its all early days of roll-out and I hope Microsoft definitely has a way to fix this issue. Here is the look of my battery usage post charging and leaving it idle overnight.
If anyone has the same issue and would like to take this to Microsoft, please have a look at my battery usage levels as well.
Nov 07 2021 08:03 AM
Dec 02 2021 11:22 AM
@AravindS2190 Can't even go back to windows 10. This is very frustrating. Microsoft should either fix this asap or allow users to revert back to win 10
Jan 26 2022 05:50 AM
Jan 27 2022 05:33 AM
Jan 27 2022 05:40 AM
@Joey_Wilhelm this is your opinion and should not be promoted. Win11 is fine. I had an issue with power options.
Jan 27 2022 08:14 AM
Jan 27 2022 08:16 AM - edited Jan 27 2022 08:19 AM
It's set to balanced now. Anything I should do to fix it? Might do the things tomorrow since it's almost midnight in my timezone
Jan 27 2022 08:23 AM
Jan 27 2022 08:28 AM - edited Jan 27 2022 08:31 AM
Ah, it's a different issue. I did once experience that issue of yours on my old family laptop though, back in 2015 in middleschool, after I got a virus in it :face_with_tears_of_joy:
My problem is just the battery life. It went from 3-4 hours (normal usage for school) in win10, to just 45 minutes-1hour in win11. I've searched other microsoft support threads and it seems that a lot of people are experiencing the same thing. Most of their problems are fixed *by downgrading back to windows 10 until further notice by microsoft. The whole situation here is basically just me trying to help others too :beaming_face_with_smiling_eyes:
EDIT: Really? Emojis dont work here? >.>
Feb 08 2022 04:58 PM
A few days ago I bought a Lenovo laptop which has the configuration:
At windows 10 I get battery backup for almost 7-8 hours but after upgrading to windows 11 is reduced to 2.5-3 hours I tried too many tips from google nothing can work. There have many bugs also that is difficult for tech people then I switch to windows 10 again.
Feb 11 2022 08:36 AM
I have the exact problem with my Lenovo Slim 7 Pro Ryzen 9. I used to get about 8h of use on battery on Windows 10 but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 11, the battery got down to less than 3 hours. Totally unusable and reverted asap. I also got into a problem with widgets as they only worked during the first boot-up and after that constantly conusmed 7% of CPU, kicking upp my fans. I will try to upgrade in a couple of months to see if the issue has been resolved. For now, staying with Windows 10...
Mar 20 2022 08:11 PM
6 months update:
Given the course of time and daily updates released by Microsoft I thought the battery drain issue would have got resolved. But it still remains the same and absolutely no improvement. Wondering whom else we need to report this? If this is a common problem across all of Win 11 users, what's additionally required by Microsoft to fix this battery drain issue before laptop gets spoilt???
Details of battery usage:
Mar 21 2022 07:56 AM
Mar 21 2022 08:25 AM - edited Mar 21 2022 08:40 AM
Yes I agree with you that this does not apply to all devices - I think that users do not properly implement updates, and do not delete the cache from folder C, lack of optimization can also be the cause of these problems!
Migrating to Windows11 requires a lot of time and power on outside of active hours.
Mar 29 2022 08:44 PM