FIX: Battery icon not visible in Windows 10

Why is my battery icon not visible in the taskbar?

To get a little more clarification whether this tutorial applies to you.
When you go to settings and search for Turn system icons on or off and you click on Turn on Power. You can not make changes because it’s grayed out, and there is no Battery icon in your taskbar.

Battery icon missing in Windows 10.
Battery icon missing in Windows 10.

I can not tell you exactly why, but I do have the solution for you.


How do I get my battery icon back in the taskbar?

In short: We’re going to the device manager and we’ll disable the AC Adapter and ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery driver. After re-enabling the drivers the icon should be visible again.

Battery icon missing in Windows 10.
Battery icon missing in Windows 10.

The longer version.

Go to Start and search for Device Manager.
Open the Device Manager and search for Batteries.

Battery icon missing in Windows 10.
Battery icon missing in Windows 10.

Right click Microsoft AC Adapter and disable the device.
Do the same for Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

Battery icon missing in Windows 10.
Battery icon missing in Windows 10.

Wait 20 seconds and then re-enable them again.
The icon should be visible in the taskbar and you should be able to make adjustments to the Power options again.


This is from Microsoft Answers.

This post is from answers.microsoft.com.
I have expanded the existing tutorial with screenshots.

If you have questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work as a Senior Services Engineer @ Wortell. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. I am currently occupied with Azure infrastructure and automating with PowerShell.

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