A few small changes to the way you use your laptop can prevent you from reaching for your power cord too often and will keep your laptop battery running more efficiently. Follow these tips to make your laptop battery last longer.
1. Activate Battery Saver Mode
When using laptop on battery power, windows will shows the battery level in the taskbar. Click on the laptop battery level indicator or battery settings and activated any power-saving features. While you may experience a noticeable performance loss, if you are not gaming, editing photos or videos, or completing tasks that require a lot of battery power, you will not notice much of a difference.
2. Unplugged Unused Peripherals
You can unplug any peripherals such as speaker, webcam, headphones or external hard drive while using battery power. In addition to transferring data between your device and your laptop, that cable is also drawing power to the peripheral itself even when you are not using it. That also will drain your laptop battery.
3. Plug It In Before The Laptop Dies
Most of people like to wait until their laptops are all dead before plug in the laptop with the power cord which is bad for the laptop’s battery. If possible, never drain your laptop battery under a 20%charge. This extends the life of your battery because use with a low charge puts pressure on the battery itself and ultimately reduces its charging capacity.
4. Keep Your Laptop Out Of Hot And Cold
Use your laptop in situations where the ambient temperature is neither hot nor cold. Extreme temperatures cause your computer to work harder which will drains the laptop battery faster. Too much exposure to these extremes can also damage the battery itself, shortening its useful life.
5. Have Enough RAM
Make sure your laptop has enough RAM to do your tasks. In that case, your computer can store information in your RAM rather than on the hard drive. This is a faster way to retrieve data and also keeps your hard drive from operating much that will significantly drains laptop’s battery.
6. Do Not Keep Your Laptop Plugged In
Do not keep our laptops plugged in all the time. When laptop plugged in constantly actually have a lesser number of cycles (the battery drained then plugged in to recharge) than those who kept their laptop’s battery between 20% and 80%. In that case, do not feel that the laptop always need to be charged until battery full because it is not necessary.
7. Turn Down Screen Brightness
Most of time, you does not need your screen to be super bright. Lower the screen brightness settings can helps on saving laptop’s battery power as the screen display is a major drain on most devices.
8. Turn Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth
When you does not need connectivity, turn those features off. Even if you are connected to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, your device may still searching for other connections. Just turn on the connectivity when you need and want to use it.
9. Buy An SSD
Recommend to replace your hard drive with solid state drive if you do not have one. These drives operate on flash memory that requires less power to operate than mechanical hard drives. Besides, SSD also can give other benefits where your computer will run more faster as it will able to access files quickly. You might actually be saving laptop battery power just because you can also get things done faster.
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