If you’re facing Inaccurate battery indication in Windows 10, then perhaps suggestion made in this article will help you to fix the issue. Don’t forget to check the third suggestion it helped me personally.
After installing latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 16215 lots of users complaining that battery indicator is not working properly. According to some users:
Battery indicator shows a low battery indicator(10%), even there is sufficient amount of battery remaining in the laptop.
While some users reported that:
After plugging the power in for a long time the laptop is charging, even after the laptop is fully charged, but indicator still showing 30 min remaining for a full charge.
While the remaining users complaining that
Even if the laptop is unplugged and not charging, the battery indicator still showing that battery is full charged and suddenly shut down or die before the battery percentage hits the zero percent.
Now, this is a really annoying issue which is faced by lots of users who have installed the latest Windows 10 build. So to help these users I decided to share some suggestion which might fix this inaccurate battery issue.
Inaccurate Battery Indication Issue in Windows 10 build 16215
1. Reboot your system
Rebooting the laptop is also known to help. So if you’re facing wrong battery indicator issue and see if that work for you.
2. Run Power Troubleshooter
It is suggested that user facing this battery indicator issue because of the wrong settings on Power options. To troubleshoot the issue, simply run Power troubleshooter in Windows 10. Follow these steps:
Launch Settings app -> Update & security -> Troubleshoot. On the right pane, look for Power troubleshooter and click to run it and follow the instructions.
Let troubleshooter do its work and fix the issue.
3. Uninstall and Reinstall Battery Drivers (Recommended)
This one helped me to fix the wrong battery indicator issue. And I hope this will work for you as well. In this method, you need to uninstall battery drivers (Microsoft ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery) and reinstall them. Here is how I did that:
1. Open Device Manager. For that, simply press WIN+X and from the menu click on Device Manager.
2. Here click on right face arrow next to Battery.
3. Under this make right click on driver which reads “Microsoft ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery” and from context menu select “Uninstall device”
Now you will notice that battery indicator in notification area disappears. Don’t worry.
4. Reboot your system.
That’s it. This workaround helped me to fix wrong battery indication issue in my case. And I expect the same workaround will fix the issue at your end.
Update me on the results of this troubleshooting suggestions