Battery Icon Missing in Windows 10? Here's How to Restore It

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You log on to Windows 10 with your laptop and notice that the battery icon is conspicuously absent from your taskbar. You click the arrow which shows all your hidden icons, and there's no power indicator there either. It's hard to say why this little white symbol goes AWOL -- it happened to me after a recent Windows update -- but fortunately, it's easy to fix.  Here's how to restore a missing battery icon in Windows 10.

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How to Restore a Battery Icon Missing from Windows 10

  1.  Right click on the taskbar and select Settings.

    select settings

  2. Click "Turn system icons on or off."
    Click turn system icons on or off
  3. Toggle Power to on.Toggle power to on

Your battery icon should appear in the system tray again.battery icon returns

 

 

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch,
The current editor-in-chief of our sister site, Tom's Hardware, Avram served as editorial director of Laptop from 2007 to 2018. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of our real-world benchmarks, including the Laptop Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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