How to Turn Off or On Game Mode on Windows 11

Microsoft released its new desktop operating system, Windows 11, a few months ago. The new operating system is still being tested, and regularly numerous flaws are coming into consideration. However, Windows 11 has more functionality and a more sophisticated style than previous versions. If you’re using Windows 11, you may have noticed a new setting called “Game Mode.”

However, it is not specially made for Windows 11 as it is available in the previous version of Windows as well. So, then, what’s new in this, and how does it work? In this article, we will learn about it along with how to enable it on your Windows 11 PC. So, let’s get started. 

How to Turn Off or On Game Mode on Windows 11

What is a Game Mode?

Gaming Mode is a unique setting that prioritizes heavy processes as they run, allowing them to operate faster and with fewer performance issues. It also disables Windows Update from installing drivers (which could interfere with your gameplay) or from prompting you to restart your computer. The functionality debuted with the Creators Update for Windows 10 in 2017.

When used infrequently, it can cause performance issues. If this is the case, you can easily turn it off under Settings. Otherwise, because it only activates when Windows 11 recognizes that you’re playing a game, you can safely leave it turned on.

Steps to Turn Off or On Game Mode on Windows 11

A dedicated Gaming area is included in the new Windows Settings app. It has a toggle for enabling or disabling Gaming Mode and a shortcut for configuring the GPU for each program on the device.

The instructions for enabling and disabling this are listed below.

  • To begin, press Windows+I to launch Windows Settings. Alternatively, you can also right-click your taskbar’s Start button and choose “Settings” from the menu that opens.
  • Click “Gaming” in the sidebar under Settings followed by “Game Mode.”
  • Toggle the switch located in front of “Game Mode” to “Off.” 
  • That’s it. Now, if you want to enable Game Mode again, go to Settings > Game Mode and toggle “Game Mode” to “On.”

Also Read: How to Fix Google Chrome Not Responding Issue in Windows 11

So, you learn how to enable this mode in Windows 11 from this tutorial. We hope the steps mentioned in this guide helped you. But, if you have any questions or recommendations, please leave them in the comment box below.



Divyanshi Jaiswal
  • Divyanshi Jaiswal
  • Divyanshi has been an Android fan ever since she got her hands on her first Android smartphone. She is interested in all things technology, especially emerging technologies -- AI-based technologies in particular. Well, she is perfect in all spheres of her life!

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