How to View App Power Consumption with Task Manager on Windows 10

Along with the slew of improvements and new features, Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) also comes with an improved version of Task Manager, which adds two additional columns to the “Processes” tab that you can use to analyze power consumption for apps and services running on your device.

The new feature uses CPU, graphics, and disk power information to calculate power impact, and it will help you understand which apps and services are using the most power versus which are using less. less. So if you’re using a laptop or tablet on the go, you know which apps to avoid to maximize battery life. Or if you notice that your battery is draining faster than usual, this information can give you an idea of ​​which app is causing the problem.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to understanding the energy impact of running apps and services on your computer.

How to View Apps Power Consumption on Task Manager

To quickly view power consumption information for apps and services, do the following:

  1. Right click on the taskbar.
  2. Select the Task Manager option.
  3. Click on the Process tongue.

In the Processes tab, you’ll notice two new columns, including “Power Consumption” and “Power Consumption Trend.”

Using the “Power Consumption” column, you can see the power consumption of an application or service in real time.

Then, using the “Power Consumption Trend” column, you can also see the power consumption of apps and services, but as a two-minute trend. (When you first start the app, it takes two minutes to fill in the information.)

How to Add Energy Usage Views for Applications to Task Manager

If you don’t see the two new power consumption columns, follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the taskbar.
  2. Select the Task Manager option.
  3. Click on the Process tongue.
  4. Right-click on one of the available column headers and select the Energy consumption option.

  5. Right-click one of the available column headers again and select the Power consumption trend option.

If the options aren’t available, you’re probably not running the latest version of Windows 10. This feature is available from October 2018 Update and later.

More Windows 10 Resources

For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common Windows 10 questions, visit the following resources:

Comments are closed.