How to Add Missing Battery Icon on Windows 10 – Wisdomiser

How to Add Missing Battery Icon on Windows 10

If you are using a laptop or tablet device, Windows 10 displays a battery icon on the notification area on the Taskbar. The battery icon on the notification area shows the current battery percentage of your device. If you can’t see a battery icon on the notification area on Windows 10’s taskbar, then it may be hidden or disabled. To restore or to Add a missing Battery Icon on Windows 10 follow these methods or steps:

Check if the Battery Icon is hidden or not:

To check the battery icon in the notification area or system tray click on the up arrow button located on the left of your notification icons on the taskbar to reveal the hidden notification icons of your system.

If you see the battery icon in the hidden icons group, just hold and drag the battery icon on the notification area.

If you didn’t see the battery icon on the notification group, then follow the below methods to add a battery icon on the notification area.

How to Add a Missing battery Icon using Taskbar Settings:

To add battery icon using Taskbar Settings, then follow the below steps.

1. Right-click on an empty space in your Taskbar and then select Taskbar Settings.

2. A new settings window will be opened. Scroll down and click on “Turn System icons on or off” settings under notification settings.

3. Now, locate the Power toggle switch and turn it on.

That’s it. Now battery icon will reappear on your Taskbar.

If Power Toggle is grayed out, in this case, Windows 10 thinks that you are using a desktop or a PC without a battery. To fix this issue follow the below steps.

How to fix the grayed out battery icon:

The simple way to fix this issue is to make your laptop to recognize the battery by scanning for any hardware changes. By following this method Windows 10 will recognize the hardware part and re-enable the battery icon in the notification area.

Scan for Hardware Changes:

1. Right Click on the Windows Start button, and then select ‘Device Manager’.

2. In the Device Manager window, click on ‘Scan for Hardware Changes’ icon.

3. After scanning for hardware changes, Restart your computer.

That’s it. After booting up the device battery icon appears on the notification area.

After restarting your device, if you can’t find a battery icon on the Taskbar then follow the below method:

Disable and Re-enable Battery Hardware:

If the above steps didn’t work for you then try to disable and re-enable battery hardware in Device Manager.

WARNING: Before you start this process, CONNECT your device to External power.

Follow the below steps to disable and re-enable battery hardware.

1. Open Device Manager.

2. In Batteries Category, You’ll find two or three items.

> Microsoft AC Adapter.

> Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method Battery.

3. Right-click on ‘Microsoft AC Adapter’ and click on Disable device.

A window will appear asking you if you are sure you want to disable the selected device.

Select the ‘Yes’ option.

4. Again Right-click and disable ‘Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method Battery’ device.

5. After disabling both devices, Right-click on each device and enable.

6. Now restart your system.

After booting up your system, Battery Icon should appear on your Windows Taskbar.


These are the steps you need to follow to add or replace a missing Battery icon on Windows 10.

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