How To Increase Laptop Battery Life
Is your laptop’s battery draining quickly? Your struggle ends here. Because in this article, I’ve explained the seven best ways to increase your laptop battery life.
Windows 11 has the most faulty battery issues compared to its ancestors. Microsoft has initiated various updates to fix this issue and succeeded to some extent. However, the problem continues to be there.
But don’t worry since we’re here to help you. Now let’s see the best methods you can use.
7 ways to increase your Windows laptop battery life
Follow the given tips and improve your laptop’s battery life. I’ve tested all of these methods and found the best results.
1. Turn on the “Battery Saver” mode
Batter saves is a great option to extend your laptop’s battery life. Enabling the Battery Saver mode is another way to extend the life of your computer’s battery. It helps block unnecessary notifications and power usage by apps running in the background.
Open the settings and select “System“. Then go “Power & battery” and scroll down to “Battery saver” option. Now turn on the battery saver. Your laptop will now consume less power while it’s on.
You can also use the battery-saver shortcut option in the notification panel on Windows 10 and 11.
2. Reduce the display brightness
Reduce the display’s brightness. The higher the brightness of your monitor, the more battery it will drain. However, do not dim the brightness, as it may strain your eyes.
3. Turn off screen savers
Disable the screen saver feature to avoid depleting your battery while the laptop is not in use. Screen savers don’t do anything to extend the battery life. Instead, they use up power to keep running on the screen while your computer is not in use.
4. Avoid multiple applications at the same time
While you may like working on several programs simultaneously to increase work efficiency and save time, this can severely burden your battery. Graphically intensive applications drain batteries far more quickly. Try to work on one or a maximum of two apps at a time to extend your life.
5. Analyze your battery health
Open the setting > System > Power & battery. This feature helps you analyze your battery’s health & usage. In addition, you can also download applications like Battery Care, Battery Mon, and Battery Info View to check the status of your battery.
6. Charge your laptop before it dies
If your laptop is powered by a lithium-ion battery (as most current laptops are), charge it before it depletes completely. Running your laptop until it runs out of battery and gets switched off might result in battery damage.
7. Prevent overheating
Excess heat might harm the battery in your laptop. The best way to avoid overheating your laptop’s battery is to keep your laptop on a flat surface (such as a table or lap desk). It will help your laptop for proper air circulation.
However, you need to monitor the temperature of your laptop when working on it. You may use your fingertips to notice a rise, or you can use apps like Core Temp.
So that’s how you can increase your laptop battery life. Most computers, as of now, have lithium-polymer batteries that need less maintenance than other batteries. However, taking proper care of your laptop, avoiding overheating, and avoiding extreme multitasking can help increase your battery’s life considerably.
Charge your laptop battery before it gets drained, and minimizing the use of high brightness and fancy screen savers also goes a long way in maintaining your battery’s health.