How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life

Laptop How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life

Laptop batteries are improving in performance every year, however there are still a few things you can do to ensure you get the best from your battery and help extend its life.

 

Adjust your Screen Brightness – One of the biggest drains on battery power is the screen display. The screen backlight uses a lot of power so by adjusting this and turning it down you can extend your battery time.

Check your Power Settings – Adjusting your power settings can also increase your battery life. There are a number of standard options available in Windows to select or you can choose to set your own custom plan. MacOS use a feature called ‘Energy Saver’ to control settings.

 

Windows Power Options

Updates and Scheduled Tasks – Set your scheduled tasks and updates to only run when your laptop is plugged into a power source.

Unplug Unneeded Devices – USB Devices can use battery power even when idle so unplug any that are not needed liked USB flash drives and headphones when not in use.

MacBook Pro

 

Turn Off Bluetooth – Whilst Bluetooth is a powerful technology this will use power so get into the habit of switching it off when not in use.

Lastly – Close any applications and browser tabs when you have finished using them. Switch off WIFI if it is not in use and if you have a backlit keyboard consider switching this off.

With these few simple steps you should find that you can get more from your laptop battery and extend your battery life.

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