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How to Restore a Missing Battery Icon on Windows 10’s Taskbar (2020)

Ever since computers, laptops, and tabs have become part of our lives, even a small problem with your device may hinder in performing your jobs.

Slow booting, failure to connect with the internet, failure to open a file, and even missing icons may test your patience. Keeping calm and looking for solutions is the only option left for you in such situations.

If you are using Windows 10, you might have come across missing icons in the taskbar. Whether it is sound, explorer, start, Wi-Fi, or any icon, losing it would make performing a function on your computer hard.

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Missing the battery icon would add to your problems since you might never know how long you can use your device. Hence, restoring it becomes the most important task to continue with the work unabatedly.

If you are looking for a solution to restore the battery icon on the taskbar, you have come to the right page. You might not be seeing the battery icon for several reasons. Let us look into the reasons first, and then we will move to discuss how to restore the battery icon.

Reasons for Missing Battery Icon

Most of us never go into the details of the problem we are facing with our devices. We are just happy to take the help of a professional who charges us on their own accord. Knowing the reason for a problem would certainly save you money and time.

Below are a few reasons why you may not see the battery icon on the Windows 10’s taskbar.

  • Hiding Icon – Of all the reasons, this is a common reason since sometimes you might accidentally end up clicking the hide button and forget what you have done.
  • Disabled Icon – There are chances that you may not see some icons on the taskbar since they have been disabled.  
  • Hardware Response – Most of the problems arise when hardware stops responding even after trying hard to restore lost functions.
  • Update – We all know that every device and operating system needs updates from time to time. Not updating your device may sometimes disable icons, slow down the device, and stop some of the functions from working.

You can go through these reasons and zero in on the exact reason to bring back the taskbar’s battery icon. Below are the ways to activate the battery icon.

Activating the Hiding Icon

Most of the time, the solution to a problem can be obtained by performing simple steps. Bringing back a hiding battery icon on the Windows 10’s taskbar requires following a few steps.

  1. 1
    Click on the up arrow button on the right side of the taskbar. The arrow opens hidden system tray icons. If you see the battery icon in the group of icons, then follow the next steps.
  2. 2
    Select the battery icon holding the left pad button, and drag the icon on to the taskbar. The battery icon sits on the taskbar.

You can also bring the battery icon by following another method.

  1. 1
    Right-click on the space of the taskbar to bring up the menu.
  2. 2
    From the list of commands, click on the ‘Taskbar Settings.’
  3. 3
    In the taskbar settings menu, go to the ‘Notification Area’ and select ‘Which Icons Appear on the Taskbar.’
  4. 4
    A list of commands appears. Scroll down the commands until you see the ‘Power’ command. Look at the toggle beside it and turn it on.
  5. 5
    Now, look at the taskbar to see the battery icon.

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

Bringing Back the Missing Icon

When you don’t see the battery icon on the taskbar and also in the group of system tray icons, then the battery icon on your device is just missing. You just have to enable the icon to see it on the taskbar. Follow the below steps to enable the battery icon.

  1. 1
    Click on the empty space of the taskbar to bring up the menu.
  2. 2
    Click on the ‘Taskbar Settings.’
  3. 3
    Once the taskbar setting menu comes up, scroll down and select the ‘Turn System Icon on or off’ command.
  4. 4
    Look for the ‘Power’ button in the popped-up menu and turn the toggle switch to ‘On.’
  5. 5
    . You will now see the battery icon on the taskbar. If you don’t see, it means it is just hidden. Follow the previous steps to activate the hiding icon.

Performing Disabling and Enabling Function to Bring Back the Battery Icon

Usually, the above two methods are enough to see the battery icon on the taskbar. If you don’t see the icon even after completing the above methods, you should go for the next best method, i.e., disable and re-enable the battery hardware.

One crucial instruction is that your device should be connected to an external power source before performing this task.

Follow the below steps:

  1. 1
    Press’ Windows+X’ at once to bring up the ‘Quick Access Menu’ on your computer screen.
  2. 2
    From the menu, select ‘Device Manager.’
  3. 3
    When the device manager window opens on the screen, look for the ‘Batteries’ category. Select the battery category to expand it.
  4. 4
    You will see two more subcategories
  • Microsoft AC Adapter
  • Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
  1. 5
    Right-click on the ‘Microsoft AC Adapter’ and select ‘Disable device’ from the rolled down menu.
  2. 6
    A warning command will ask you whether you want to disable the device for sure. Click on the ‘Yes’ button.
  3. 7
    Repeat steps 5 and 6 to disable the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
  4. 8
    Right-click on both the Microsoft AC and ACPI categories and select the ‘Enable’ command.
  5. 9
    Now, restart your computer.
  6. 10
    Once your device turns on, you will see the battery icon on the taskbar.

Updating Your Operating System

Updating the operating system solves most of the problems. If the battery icon doesn’t show up on the tasks bar, follow the below steps to update your OS. Before performing this step, make sure your device is connected to the internet.

  1. 1
    Click on the ‘Start’ button on the taskbar.
  2. 2
    Select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. 3
    Click on the ‘Update and Security’ button
  4. 4
    Choose the ‘Check for Updates’ option from the ‘Windows Update’ tab.
  5. 5
    If you find any new update, click on the ‘Install’ button.
  6. 6
    Once all the updates are installed, you will see the battery icon back on the taskbar.


We hope that these steps will help you in solving and restoring your missing battery icon. Do not panic and follow these methods. Most of the time, the issue can be easily solved by following a few necessary steps.

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