How to Restore a Missing Battery Icon on Windows 10’s Taskbar

Windows 10 normally displays a battery icon in the notification area, also known as the notification area, when you use a laptop or tablet. This icon indicates the current percentage of the battery. Here is how to recover it disappears.

Your battery icon may still be in the notification area, but "hidden." To find it, click the up arrow to the left of your notification icons on the taskbar.

If you see the battery icon here (an area that Microsoft calls the "notification area overflow pane"), drag and drop it into the notification area of ​​your taskbar.

Showing hidden notification icons on the Windows 10 taskbar

If you do not see the battery icon in the hidden icon panel, right-click on the taskbar and select "Taskbar Settings."

You can also go to Settings> Personalization> Task Bar.

Windows 10 Taskbar Settings pop-up menu option

Scroll down the Settings window and click "Enable or Disable System Icons" under Notification Area.

Enable or disable system icons in the Windows 10 Settings application

Locate the "Power" icon in the list here and toggle it to "On" by clicking on it. It will reappear on your taskbar.

You can also enable or disable other system icons from there, including Clock, Volume, Network, Input Indicator, Location, Center of Action, Touch Pad, Windows Ink Workspace and TouchPad.

Option to display the battery icon in the Windows 10 taskbar in the Settings application

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If the Power option is dimmed, Windows 10 thinks you are using a desktop computer without a battery. The power icon on the taskbar will not appear on computers without a battery.

Power icon option dimmed on a desktop computer with Windows 10

Even after you restore the battery icon, the remaining battery time estimate display is not displayed. Microsoft has disabled this feature, probably because it's usually inaccurate. You can still reactivate the estimate of the life of the battery with a registry hack.

RELATED: How to enable the remaining battery time in Windows 10

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