How to Create Custom Power Plan in Windows 11

Power Mode Settings on Windows 11 could be great use, especially if you have a laptop. The Power Mode settings page provides you access to the settings that let you control your PC/Laptop’s power consumption. Thus, if you have a laptop and are looking for ways to maximize the battery life, you need to change the Power Mode options.

Windows 11 provides three different power plans – Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. It also has another power plan, ‘Ultimate Performance,’ kept hidden from the user. However, you can enable the Ultimate Performance power plan in easy steps on your Windows 11 PC.

Apart from the default plans, Windows 11 also provides you with an option to create your custom power plan. So, if you are not satisfied with the default power plans of Windows 11, you can create your custom power plan with specific settings to achieve the results you want.

Steps to Create Custom Power Plan in Windows 11

Hence, this guide will walk you through the steps to create a custom power plan with specific settings in Windows 11. Let’s get started.

Create a Custom Power Plan on Windows 11

You need to access the Power options page of Windows 11 to create your custom power plan. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. First, open the Windows 11 search and type in Control Panel.

Control Panel

2. On the Control Panel, click on the Hardware and Sound option.

Hardware and Sound

3. On the Hardware and Sound page, click on the Power Options.

Power Options

4. In the right pane, click on the Create a power plan link.

Create a power plan

5. Now, you need to select a base power plan. Once done, enter the plan name in the ‘Plan name’ section. Once done, click on the Next button.

enter the plan name

6. On the Custom Power plan settings, select when to turn off the display for both On battery & Plugged in. Once done, click on the Create button.

click on the Create button

This will create your custom power plan on Windows 11. By following the same method, you can make as many power plans as you want.

Customize the Power Plan on Windows 11

After creating a custom power plan, you are likely to customize its settings to improve your PC’s performance. Here’s how you can customize the power plan you have just created.

1. First, open the Windows 11 search and type in Control Panel.

Control Panel

2. On the Control Panel, click on the Hardware and Sound option.

Hardware and Sound

3. Next, click on the Power Options.

Power Options

4. Now click on the Change plan settings link beside the Power Plan you want to customize.

Change plan settings

5. Click on the Change advanced power settings link on the next screen.

Change advanced power settings

6. This will open the Power Options window. You need to customize various settings depending on your need.

customize various settings depending on your need

7. Once done with the customization, click on the Ok button.

This is how you can customize the newly created power plan in Windows 11. You will find various options in the Advanced Settings tab; you need to go through each setting and set the one that suits best for you.

How to Delete a Power Plan on Windows 11

If you are not satisfied with the Power Plan or don’t want to use it in the future, you can delete the Power Plan in easy steps. Here’s how you can delete a Power Plan on Windows 11.

1. First, navigate to the Control Panel > Hardware and sound > Power options.

Power Options

2. Now, you need to select a different plan. You can’t delete a Power Plan which is in use.

3. Click on the Change plan settings link behind the custom power plan on the Power Options.

Change plan settings

4. On the next page, click on the Delete this plan option.

Delete this plan

5. On the Confirmation prompt, click on the Ok button.

click on the Ok button

You can’t delete the Power Saver, Balanced, or High-Performance power plan on Windows 11. This would delete the Custom Power Plan that you have created. You can only delete the power plan that you have created manually.

So, that’s all about creating a custom power plan on Windows 11. There are no restrictions on creating power plans on Windows 11, and you can have different wireless adapter settings, sleep options, USB settings, etc., on each plan. If you are not satisfied with the power plan or are facing problems, you can quickly delete them.