Have you ever been in this situation? When you plug in the AC adapter to your Lenovo laptop, the battery charge stops at 55%-60% and shows a “plugged in, not charging” message. If you have, try the fixes in this post to sort it out.

  1. Change Lenovo Power Management settings
  2. Update your battery driver
  3. Update BIOS for your Lenovo laptop
  4. Perform a power reset
  5. Check for hardware issues

Before we start troubleshooting, please make sure the battery is properly attached if you have a removable one. After doing so, proceed with the steps below.

1. Change Lenovo Power settings

Many power management programs preloaded with the Lenovo laptop can either extend the run time of the battery or extend the battery life. The “plugged in, not charging” message indicates that this kind of feature may be enabled to preserve the battery’s life. In this case, you’ll have to change the power settings.

For models with Lenovo Energy Management preloaded

  1. Lenovo Energy Management 8.0
    1. Open Lenovo Energy Management.
    2. Change the setting under Battery.
  2. Lenovo Energy Management (version lower than 8.0)
    1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the Windows taskbar and look for Lenovo Energy Management software.
       Lenovo Energy Management
    2. Look for the gear icon as circled in red below.
    3. Choose the Optimize for Battery Runtime option.

For models with Lenovo Power Manager preloaded

  1. Open Lenovo Power Manager.
  2. Switch to Basic. Click the Battery tab, then open Battery Maintenance.