Fix – Missing Power / Battery Icon in Windows 10

Just like our smartphones, we always keep an eye on our laptop’s remaining battery power percentage. So that, we can connect it to the power supply if the battery percentage gets too low. Many Windows 10 users are unable to see their laptop’s remaining battery power percentage, which is a very annoying issue.

A number of Windows 10 users have reported that they are unable to find the battery icon on the taskbar. In most of the cases, this issue emerged after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7.

If you are also a victim of this error in Windows 10, there is nothing to worry anymore. We will

help you fix this problem using our methods. Simply follow and perform the methods, until the issue is fixed.

 

How to Fix Missing Power / Battery Icon

This annoying error can be solved using a number of methods. Perform these methods to get rid of this error.

1. Turn On Power Icon

In the first method, you will have to make sure that the show Power Icon option is turned On. Here’s how to do it.

 

Step 1. Right-click on your Taskbar, on a blank area. Select Taskbar Settings.

 

Taskbar Settings

 

Step 2. Scroll down to locate Notification area. Under it, click on Turn system icons on or off.

 

Turn System Icons On Or Off

 

Step 3. Here, look for Power. Make sure it’s turned to On.

 

Turn System Icons On Or Off 1

 

Step 4. Now, go back to Taskbar Settings and click on Select which icons appear on the taskbar. It will be located under Notification area.

 

Select Which Icons Appear On The Taskbar

 

Step 5. Here as well, locate Power and make sure it’s turned to On.

 

 Select Which Icons Appear On The Taskbar 1

 

Check if this solution has fixed the issue for you, or not. If the problem still persists, follow the next method.

 

User Submitted Method

1 – Right-click Start menu button.

2 – Select Device Manager.

3 – Expand battery.

4 – Right-click Microsoft AC Adapter.

5 – Select Uninstall device.

6 – Click Scan for hardware changes.

7 – Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

8 – Select Uninstall Device.

9 – Click Scan for hardware changes.

10 – Restart computer.

 

This method should fix the issue. If it didn’t, follow the next method.

 

 

2. Uninstall Microsoft AC Adapter and Microsoft ACPI–Compliant Control Method Battery

As most of the issues in Windows 10 are caused by faulty or corrupt drivers, this could be the reason behind this issue as well. In this method, we will uninstall the Microsoft AC Adapter and Microsoft ACPI–Compliant Control Method Battery drivers. So that, their drivers can rollback to default ones. Here’s how to perform this method.

 

Step 1. Right-click on the Start menu button and select Device Manager.

 

Device Manager

 

Step 2. Expand Batteries and right-click on Microsoft AC Adapter. Select Uninstall device. Click on Uninstall when asked for confirmation.

 

Uninstall Microsoft Ac Adapter

 

Step 3. Click on Scan for hardware changes and wait for Windows to reinstall Microsoft AC Adapter drivers.

 

Scan For Hardware Changes

 

Step 4. Now, right-click on Microsoft ACPI–Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall device. Click on Uninstall when asked for confirmation.

 

Uninstall Microsoft Acpi Compliant Control Method Battery

 

Step 5. Again, click on Scan for hardware changes and wait for Windows to install Microsoft ACPI–Compliant Control Method Battery drivers.

 

Scan For Hardware Changes

 

Step 6. Restart your computer.

 

This should fix the issue. Check on the taskbar and make sure you see the battery icon. If the battery icon is still missing, perform the next method.

 

 

3. Run System File Checker Command

If none of the above-mentioned methods worked, then you need to run System File Checker. It is a troubleshooting tool which is designed to find and fix system related problems. It might fix your problem too. Here’s how to perform this method.

 

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Command Prompt. Right-click on Command Prompt from results and select Run as administrator.

 

Command Prompt As Admin

 

Step 2. In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command and press Enter.

sfc/ scannow

 

Step 3. Wait for the scan to finish. It could take up to 15 minutes.

 

Step 4. When the scanning process is done, restart your computer.

 

Check if this solution has solved the problem for you, or not. If you are still facing the same issue, try the next method.

 

4. Run Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)

DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is another troubleshooting tool, pretty similar to SFC scan. The difference is, DISM is a stronger tool than SFC. We will run DISM which will scan and fix the issue. Here’s how to perform this method.

 

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Command Prompt. Right-click on Command Prompt from results and select Run as administrator.

 

Command Prompt As Admin

 

Step 2. Type the following commands, one by one, in the Command Prompt window and press Enter after entering each command.

DISM /online /Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Step 3. The scan and fix process will take quite some time. Let it finish.

 

Step 4. When the process is done, restart your computer.

 

This method should have fixed your problem. If it didn’t work for you, perform the next method.

 

5. Run Windows Troubleshoot

Here, we will try to fix the issue using windows troubleshoot. In this method, Windows will try to solve the problem automatically by itself. Follow the steps to perform this method.

 

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Troubleshoot. Select Troubleshoot from results.

 

Cortana Troubloeshoot

 

Step 2. Click on Hardware and Devices.

 

Troubleshoot Hardware And Devices

 

Step 3. The Windows will check for issues. When done, click on Apply this Fix or Apply Repair Automatically, whichever appears.

 

Step 4. Restart your computer.

 

This should fix the problem. If the issue still persists, perform the next method.

 

 

6. Install Important Updates

If none of the above-mentioned methods worked for you, maybe there is an important Windows Update pending, and installing it may fix the problem. Microsoft releases Windows updates regularly with fixes to many bugs and errors, and your problem’s fix might be in it. Go to Settings and check for updates. If there are any pending ones, download and install them. This will fix the problem.

 

We hope we were able to help you fix this issue using our methods. If you were able to solve the problem using some other method, or if you have any questions regarding this issue, please mention them below in comments.


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