How to Turn On or Off Mobile hotspot Power saving in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable Mobile hotspot power saving feature in Windows 11. When Mobile hotspot power saving feature is turned on, Windows 11 will automatically turn off the hotspot after five minutes when no devices are connected.

In our previous post, we showed you how to enable and disable Mobile hotspot in Windows 11. In that post, we said Windows has a built-in mobile hotspot feature that can be used to share internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi.

When you turn on Mobile hotspot in Windows, you may also want to enable the power saving feature to automatically turn off the hotspot when no devices are connected after 5 minutes. Using the feature will preserve your device battery and power usage.

Below is how to turn on Mobile hotspot power saving feature in Windows 11

How to enable Mobile hotspot power saving in Windows 11

As mentioned above, users can turn on Mobile hotspot on Windows devices that have two or more network adapters. In remote location, a Windows device with a cellular adapter can share its cellular network internet with other devices over Wi-Fi.

When you turn on Mobile hotspot, you may also want to use its power saving feature to automatically turn off the hotspot after 5 minutes when no devices are connected.

Doing this will save batter and power usage on the Windows device. Below is how to turn it on.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet, and select the Mobile hotspot tile on the right pane as shown in the image below.

windows 11 mobile hotspot select tile

On the Mobile hotspot settings pane, toggle the Power saving button to the On position to enable the power saving feature.

turn on mobile hotspot in windows 11 updated

You can exit the Settings app after that.

How to disable Mobile hotspot power saving feature in Windows 11

The Mobile hotspot power saving feature will automatically turn off the hotspot after 5 minutes when no devices are connected to save power.

If this is not what you want, you can turn it off by reversing the steps above and going to the Start menu ==> Settings ==> Network & internet ==> Mobile hotspot, then toggle the Power saving button to the Off position to disable.

turn off mobile hotspot in windows 11

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Mobile hotspot power saving feature in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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