If the Battery Icon is not showing up in the taskbar, you can find below the steps to restore the missing battery icon in Windows 11.
Battery Icon Missing in Windows 11
The default option in Windows is to make it easy for users to check the status of your battery life on your computer by taking a look at the taskbar battery icon, located at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
If the battery icon is missing from the taskbar, the problem is usually due to the battery icon being moved to the System Tray, the battery display in the Taskbar being accidentally disabled, and other reasons.
1. Check Overflow Pane (System Tray)
Start by checking the Overflow Pane (System Tray) to rule out the possibility of the battery icon being moved out to the Overflow Pane. This can happen, if the taskbar is crowded with multiple icons.
1. Click on the Up Arrow Icon located in the Taskbar and see if the Battery Icon is available.
2. If the Battery Icon is available, drag the Battery Icon from the Overflow Pane to the Taskbar.
2. Enable Battery Icon Display in the Taskbar
As mentioned above, the problem might be due to the battery icon display in the Taskbar being accidentally disabled or switched OFF during a Windows update.
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and click on Taskbar settings.
2. Scroll down in the right-pane and click on Taskbar Corner Overflow tab > On the next screen, move the toggle next to Power to ON position.
Note: Taskbar Corner Overflow Tab is not available in all versions of Windows 11.
After this, the battery icon should be available on the Taskbar or in the System Tray. If it becomes available in System Tray, you can drag it to the Taskbar.
3. Power Icon Greyed Out
If the power icon is greyed out, you can follow the steps below to Enable the power icon.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.
2. On Device Manager screen, expand Batteries section, right-click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and click on Disable Device option.
3. Next, right-click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and click on Enable Device option.
4. Restart the computer and see if the battery icon is now visible in the notification area of the Taskbar.
4. Restart Windows Explorer
Some users have reported fixing the problem of missing battery icon in Windows 11 by closing Windows Explorer service and restarting it back again.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Task Manager.
2. On the Task Manger screen, make sure you are on the Processes Tab > right-click on Windows Explorer and click on the Restart option.
Hopefully, one of these methods should help you restore the missing battery icon on your laptop.