If your laptop battery discharges quickly, then you can make it last longer by following the Laptop Saving tips mentioned here.
When you arrive at a meeting, airport terminal, or meeting, the first thing you need to look for is an outlet so that you can charge your laptop at any time. But when you do not have such an option then the biggest concern for you is how long the laptop battery can last.
Sometimes our small mistakes reduce the life of the battery and when we need to keep the laptop on without charging for a long time, and then it does not last long. In this article, let’s learn from AllIndiaevent Software’s Tech Expert Sweta Mehra, how you can keep your laptop battery charged for a long time and also increase the battery life.
Recharge the laptop battery before it is fully discharged
In order for the laptop’s batteries to last longer, it must be fully charged before it is turned off. Most batteries made of lithium-ion or lithium polymer do not require active propensity. Even so, they have a limited lifespan that supports a specified number of charge cycles – and they run out as quickly as they can. One charge cycle represents a full 100-to-0-percent discharge, followed by recharge back to 100 percent. A discharge up to 50 percent and back to 100 percent equates to half a cycle. Throughout the lifetime of your laptop, each charge cycle depletes the battery’s capacity. So the less you let the battery go to zero, the longer it will last.
Use hibernate mode
On Windows, there is a difference between step and hibernate mode. If you’re leaving your computer on for a few hours instead of just a few minutes, it’s a good idea to turn off hibernate to save battery life. In sleep mode, battery resources are still powering RAM, loading the system into memory for immediate resumption of work – such as saving settings, applications, and open documents. In contrast, Hibernate shuts down the system while saving the current data to disk. You can also power off the system during hibernation, because when you restart, it reads data from the disk and sends it to RAM. Windows 10 offers a distinctive and direct Hibernate mode. This is the best option if you are running off your laptop battery.
Turn on battery saver mode
If you ever feel that you need to use the laptop battery for a long time, then turning on the battery saver mode is a good solution. Once turned on, your Windows laptop automatically closes items like email and calendar sync, apps that aren’t currently in use, and other background processes. You can use the automatic slide to decide how little you want to charge before the system starts. In the Control Panel, under Settings, turn on the Battery Saving Mode by accessing the Start button. This will help keep your battery charged for a long time.
Keep your laptop cool
Lithium-ion batteries do not handle heat well. Anything above 86 degrees Fahrenheit is considered an elevated temperature, which can cause it to dissipate sooner. The optimum temperature range for a laptop is 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C). Optimal storage temperatures range from -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C). So if the laptop is kept in a cool place instead of a hot place, then it can last for a long time.
Keep these things in mind
- You can do some simple things to extend the battery life of your laptop –
- Unplug unused items, such as hard drives, webcams, or anything that uses battery power. Activate battery saver mode.
- Make sure you have enough RAM.
- Reduce screen resolution.
- Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth when you don’t need to connect.
By following the simple tips mentioned here, you can keep your laptop battery charged for a long time.