How to: Add battery power icon to the task bar in Windows


1) Open the Control Panel.

2) Click the Power Management icon.

3) On the "Power Schemes" tab, make certain the "Portable/Laptop" option is selected.

4) Once selected, click Apply.

5) Click the "APM" tab (Advanced Power Management).

6) Enable APM. This will allow a battery life icon to be created on the task bar.


A battery life icon will be created on the Windows task bar.