The battery icon is one of those little things that you don’t really realize how useful they can be until they go missing. It can get pretty frustrating trying to guess how much juice your battery has left without the battery icon. Luckily, there are several easy fixes for this issue. If your battery icon is missing in your Windows 10 computer, here is how to get it back.
There are several different situations which could lead to you having a missing battery icon on your Windows 10 computer. In order to fix the problem, the first thing you need to do is identify the cause of the problem. Here is how to go about it:
The solution to this problem is simple. When you notice that the icon has stopped showing, power down your computer then turn it on again. Wait for it to power up completely, then look for the battery icon again. If doing this brings the icon back then your problem is solved.
For this situation, there are several reasons why this problem could have happened in the first place. Sometimes when your computer runs continuously for a long time, some functions may fail. Rebooting the device will fix this issue. Another possible reason could be because the CPU’s extensive programs failed to run on your windows 10.
If the problem persists, move on to the next steps.
If your Windows 10 computer has never shown the battery icon since you first started using it, this scenario applies to you. Here is what you need to do to fix it.
The solution is to enable the icon from the computer’s settings. However, before you get started, you need to check and make sure that the battery icon is not under show hidden icons”, which is located in the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen display. Click on the Up arrow to reveal all hidden icons.
If you find it tucked away among your hidden icons, simply drag it to the right side of the taskbar to reveal it. You can also do the same thing for any other icons that you need revealed. If you do not see the battery icon there, read on.
Here is what you need to do to activate the battery icon in Windows 10.
You should apply these steps if your battery icon suddenly disappeared and solution 1 didn’t bring it back, or if you want to show the icon for the first time and it isn’t among your hidden icons.
If this process doesn’t do the trick, proceed to the next steps.
In this method, all you have to do is restart your Windows Explorer. Starting Windows Explorer refreshes all your desktop icons. If your battery icon disappeared suddenly, this should bring it back. To restart your Windows Explorer, do this:
Sometimes the problem might arise because of a pending update. The update may not be properly installed on your windows 10 computer. To confirm this, the first thing you need to do is check if there are any updates needed for your device. Note that if there are no updates, you can skip this method.
If there are available updates, go ahead and install them.
If all other methods have not worked yet, your laptop’s problem could be with its drivers. These drivers are located in the device manager under the battery section.
Although these methods are specially tailored for Windows 10 computers, they also work on Windows 7 and 8. Also, if your computer still experiences the same issues even after applying all these methods, the problem could be more serious than you anticipated. If this is the case, you may need to seek the help of a professional. Good luck!
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