Windows App Battery Usage

Windows 10 comes with many apps I don’t want and will uninstall them slowly.

However I was concerned about battery usage on my new Guild 8 machine, update with latest firmware and drivers etc.

I was surprised to find an otherwise innocuous app ‘You phone’ eating up the watts.

Needless to say I’m about to remove it.

What means do you intend to use to stop the energy consumption of this application?

The Your Phone app lets you see your phone’s notifications, messages, photos, etc. from your computer. It does this via an always-on Bluetooth connection, so it is fairly power-hungry.

You can remove it with this Powershell command:
Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage


Yes I did that first and then removed as above using PowerShell in admin mode.

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.YourPhone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

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