The battery icon is integrated into the Windows operating system as well as other operating systems to help users understand the status of their laptop battery level, battery status is being plugged in or not. Also, when you move the mouse pointer over the battery icon, you can quickly access the Power Options, Windows Mobility Center and Adjust screen brightness functions.

By default, the battery icon will appear under the Taskbar on your computer, laptop. However, for some reason the battery icon disappears, then you can apply some of the following solutions to fix the error and restore the battery icon back to the Taskbar.

Also, if you want to check the status of your laptop battery is at what level, you can refer to the steps done here .

 battery icon

1. Check if the behavior of the battery icon has changed

1.1. On Windows 10

Step 1:

Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows + I key combination or click the Settingsicon on the Start Menu.

Open the Settings application

Step 2:

On the Settings window, click System (display, notifications, apps, power) .

select System (display, notifications, apps, power)

Step 3:

Next click Notifications and actions, then look at the right frame and click on the link Select which icons appear on the taskbar.

select link Select which icons appear on the taskbar

Step 4:

Next switch Power status to ON.

Switch Power status to ON

1.2. On Windows 8/7

Step 1:

Click the arrow on the Taskbar, then click the Customize option to open the Notification Area Icons window.

select Customize

Step 2:

On the Notification Area Icons window, check to see if Power is set to Hide icon and notifications.

Step 3:

Reset Power Show icon and notifications by clicking on Dropdows Menu, then click OKto restore the Pin icon.

Reset Power as Show icon and notifications

2. Scan for hardware changes

Step 1:

First open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button (on Windows 8.1) then clicking Device Manager.

If you're using Windows 10/8/7, open the Run command window by pressing Windows + R key combination , then enter Devmgmt.msc in the Run command window and press Enter to open Device Manager.

Open the Run command window

Step 2:

In the Device Manager window, expand the Batteries section , then right-click Microsoft AC Adapter , then click Uninstall .

select Uninstall

Click OK if you see a warning message to continue the driver uninstallation process.

select OK

Step 3:

Next select Menu Action , then click the Scan for hardware changes option to restore the lost battery icon.

Select Scan for hardware changes

3. Fix system files

Step 1:

Open Command Prompt under Admin. To do this, enter CMD into Search box on Start Screen or Start Menu, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt under Admin.

Step 2:

On the Command Prompt window, enter sfc / scannow then press Enter to open System File Checker.

Command Prompt

This process will take some time to scan all system files and automatically repair corrupted files on the operating system.

After the System File Checker process has finished, you must restart your computer.

4. Use the Refresh PC feature (on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1)

Refresh PC on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 features allows you to reinstall Windows without removing any files, settings and applications installed on the Store.

To use the Refresh PC feature, follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Move the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the screen to see the Charm bar, then click or click Settings on the Charm bar to open the Settings Charm window.

Click or click Settings

Step 2:

On the Settings Charm window, click Change PC Settings to open the computer settings (PC settings).

 Select Change PC Settings

Step 3:

In the PC Settings window, looking at the left pane, click General to see the settings available in the right pane.

Step 4:

Here, under Refresh your PC settings without downloading files , click on Get Started. At this time, the screen will display a notification window indicating the changes that will occur during the Refresh PC.

select Get Started

As mentioned earlier, your personal files and settings will not be changed, the settings on your computer will be changed to their original defaults, applications from the Windows Store. will remain the same, applications installed from the drive or from the website will be removed, and the list of uninstalled applications will be saved on the Desktop screen.

Click Next to continue, if asked to insert the media installation drive, insert the drive.

Click Next to continue

Step 5:

After the system is ready, you will see as shown below:

Click Refresh

Click on Refresh to restart your computer and begin the process of Refesh your Windows computer.

select Refresh

select Refresh

select Refresh

select Refresh

select Refresh

select Refresh

Step 6:

After the Refresh process ends, you will see the Lock Screen lock screen or the Start Screen screen.

Lock Screen lock screen or Start Screen screen

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Good luck!