The power-saving mode on your PC is a feature that helps conserve energy consumption and reduce eye strain. While the power-saving feature is beneficial, some users find it annoying as it switches off automatically, even at times that aren’t convenient. But the question is, how do you get your monitor out of power-saving mode?
You can use the desktop taskbar or the Settings app on your PC to get your monitor out of power-saving mode. Navigate to the power management system and then turn off power saving mode.
Note that when you turn off power-saving mode when your PC battery gets to the level of the previously enabled power-saving option, it will continue to consume power at the same rate. As such, your laptop battery will run down faster than before. Keep reading to learn more about how to turn off the power-saving mode.
Methods To Get a Monitor Out of Power Saving Mode
You can get your PC monitor out of power-saving mode in different ways. But let’s look at two of the most common ways to get your monitor out of power-saving mode.
Method #1: Using the Desktop Taskbar
The taskbar is an element of your PC located at the bottom of your screen. It includes a bunch of options and apps that let you quickly navigate your PC’s settings with just a few clicks.
The taskbar is very customizable as it enables you to add so many types of helpful widgets and remove those you don’t use often. To get your monitor out of power-saving mode, you need to access the power options from the taskbar using the battery icon.
Here’s how to use the desktop taskbar to get the monitor out of power-saving mode.
- Right-click on the battery icon in the desktop taskbar.
- Click on the “Change Plan Settings” at the top of the selected power plan to make adjustments.
- Change “Turn Off Display” for “On Battery” and “Plugged In” to “Never”.
- Change the option for “Put the computer to sleep” for both “On Battery” and “Plugged In” to “Never”.
- You can also select “Change Advanced Power Settings” to make further adjustments to your monitor’s work.
- Click on the “Save Changes” option, close the windows, and your PC monitor will no longer get into power-saving mode.
Method #2: Using the Settings
A dedicated Settings app comes with your PC for those using Windows 10 and later versions. The Settings app behaves like the Control Panel on later versions of Windows PC, only that the Settings app has a better user interface and is easier to interact with. You can make a bunch of changes on your PC that you can do in the control panel with the Settings app. So, when you want to get your monitor out of power-saving mode, you can use the Settings app.
Here’s how to use the Settings app to get the monitor out of power-saving mode.
- Click on the Start icon at the bottom left corner of your screen, search for the Settings app and launch it.
- In the Settings app, click on the “System” option and tap on the option “Power & Sleep”.
- In the “Screen” section, set both options (“On Battery” and “When Plugged In”) to “Never turn off”.
- In the “Sleep” section, set both options (“On Battery Power” and “When Plugged In”) to “Never turn off”.
- The changes will save automatically. After making the adjustments, you can close the window, and your PC monitor will no longer go into power-saving mode.
Be aware that when you adjust your PC’s battery to either maximize power or optimize battery, you will get more or less performance.
Taking your PC monitor out of power-saving mode is pretty straightforward. Although there are advanced options you can set, such as removing your PC from automatically hibernating when it gets to a certain battery level, reducing the performance of your PC to conserve battery, and so on. However, if you stick to using only the basic options we shared in this guide, you should be just fine.
Frequently Asked Questions
By default, your PC’s monitor keeps entering power-saving mode to conserve energy. Most PC manufacturers ship their PC with this option enabled. Although users have the option to adjust when their monitor enters power-saving mode as they see fit.
There are downsides to removing your PC’s monitor from power-saving mode. One downside is that your PC will consume more power, giving you less battery runtime. Also, you could strain your eyes and cause a screen burn that permanently damages your monitor display.