How to turn off Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle on Windows 10

Mobile Hotspot is another great feature that came with Windows 10. However, if your device runs on battery, keeping the Mobile Hotspot running will result in it draining even faster. And a flaw in the implementation of this feature is that it stays activated even when the connection is idle without any devices being connected.

Create Mobile Hotspot via Windows 10 Settings

This directly affects the battery life and sometimes even the performance of the network connection is compromised. A good idea would for Microsoft here be to bring a background timeout. But one can do it now by just running a PowerShell command. We will be discussing that in this article.

Turn Off Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle

In order to turn Off Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle on Windows 10, you need to follow a fairly simple method.

Copy the following command:

powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\icssvc\Settings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"

Now, open Notepad and paste the command you just copied into this blank Notepad file and save it.

You have select Save as and for the File type select All files and set the name as TurnOnTimer.bat

Turn Off Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle

Save that file on your Desktop.

Run the file and for the UAC or User Account Control prompt, select Yes.

It will run a series of scripts in a command line and will Turn Off Mobile Hotspot automatically when idle.

In case you want to revert back any changes made by the script we created, follow these steps.

Copy the following command:

powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\icssvc\Settings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"

Open Notepad and paste the command you just copied into this blank Notepad file and save it.

You have select Save as and for the File type select All files and set the name as TurnOffTimer.bat

Save that file on your Desktop.

Run the file and for the UAC or User Account Control prompt, select Yes.

After a series of commands being run on a command line, the changes will revert back to the defaults.

Let us know if this worked for you.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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