The upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will be available on both PCs and smartphones, will bring a plethora of improvements on these devices, and according to a new report, one of the changes will be aimed at the way battery saver kicks in to preserve battery power.
As you already know, all Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices come with a feature called battery saver, which is automatically enabled when the battery drops below a defined limit in order to save power and make sure that you reach a charger before the phone shuts down.
In case users haven’t yet configured battery saver, they are prompted to go to Settings and set it up, so they can enable it at a later time should it be needed.
But with the Anniversary Update, Microsoft is changing this behavior to make it easy for users to turn on battery saver when battery drops below a specified threshold. According to MSPU, Windows 10 Mobile will display an alert box when this threshold is reached and will allow users to directly enable battery saver, without the need to go over to Settings or any other configuration options.
This saves time and more importantly, another battery loss, as going to Settings and configuring the feature obviously implies keeping the screen on for a couple more minutes, which in turns leads to continuous power consumption.
The Anniversary Update will arrive in July for PCs and smartphones and will be available for devices that are already running Windows 10. In the case of mobile devices, only those that have been upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile or shipped with this OS version will get the Anniversary Update, so if your model is on the list of unsupported Windows 10 phones, then you’re out of luck.
There are some ways to install Windows 10 Mobile even if your phone isn’t supported, but this involves several risks, including bricking the device in case anything goes wrong.