How to increase laptop battery life: simple and effective ways

By Daniil PiskunApr 30, 2024 19:29 PMTech
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How to increase laptop battery life. Source: www.pcexpertservices.com

Tired of your laptop battery draining quickly? SSPDaily has some simple tips that will extend the battery life of your gadget and keep it in working order for a long time.

Causes of rapid discharge

Laptop batteries gradually wear out over time, with manufacturers and service center experts claiming that the battery can usually withstand up to 500 charge/discharge cycles.

After this limit is reached, the battery capacity decreases by up to 80%. In addition, temperature fluctuations can affect battery performance, and excessive overheating can accelerate device failure.

It is important to understand that the battery life stated by manufacturers does not always correspond to the actual conditions of use. Optimal conditions, such as a stable temperature, low screen brightness, and minimal load, are often taken into account when calculating battery life. Additionally, battery life can be affected by software and notebook configuration.

Unplug your notebook when you are not using it

Leaving your notebook connected to a power source at all times prevents the battery from storing and delivering energy efficiently. To improve battery performance, follow charge and discharge cycles by periodically disconnecting and discharging the battery. However, avoid draining the battery completely. Instead, turn off the notebook and let it charge.

Prevent overheating

The normal operating temperature range for laptops is around 15-35 degrees. Because laptops are often used on the lap, they can easily overheat. Ensure adequate airflow to the device's ventilation system to prevent this, as excessive heat can accelerate battery drain.

It is recommended that you use a suitable laptop stand that allows for better airflow, which is available from specialized stores.

Close unused programs

Keep an eye on programs running in the background as they consume a lot of battery power. Close all unnecessary apps and limit the number of tabs in your browser to save battery power. Also, disconnect any peripherals, such as headphones or speakers, that consume excessive power.

Optimize your battery settings

Adjusting your laptop's battery settings can make a big difference in how long it lasts. You can select a power-saving mode that reduces power consumption by up to twenty percent.

To access the battery settings, click on the battery icon located in the lower right corner of the screen, or go through the Start menu to access Control Panel. From there, select the "Power Saving" option instead of the standard "Balanced" mode to activate the power-saving settings.

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