Modern laptops are more efficient than ever before, because of advances in new technologies, they are also more intelligent, allowing them to last longer. Here are some ways to increase your laptop battery life.

They do, however, need to be plugged in and charged during the day. While laptop battery life is a major source of mobile complaints, good practices and a few software changes may help significantly.

Here are some simple techniques to help achieve a longer laptop battery life.

1. Dim Your Screen

The screen is one of the laptops most power-hungry components. To keep a display appearing clean and bright, a lot of battery power is required. It’s as simple as turning down the light to save energy.

The screen brightness button is generally found as a secondary function of one of the F keys and is shown as a little sun symbol with up and down icons. To utilize it, just hold down the appropriate function key while selecting up or down.

2. Change Power Settings

Windows 10 has some fantastic power features that let users get the most of their computer while it’s plugged in and save battery life when on the go.

In the Start Search box, type ‘Power Options’ and select ‘Power Saver’ from the results. There are even more battery-saving options in Windows 10. These include options for rapidly turning off the monitor and entering sleep mode.

3. Switch Off Wi-Fi

Wireless networking features integrated into most laptops are one the largest battery drainers. Wi-Fi depletes the battery by continually taking power from it and searching for networks when it is not connected.

If a user is using a laptop off the grid, they’re probably not connected to any wireless networks, so they can turn it off. Many laptops include a function button that allows them to manually tur off the wireless adapter to save energy but older laptops sometimes lack this feature.

If this is the case, open the ‘Notification Center’ by clicking the speech bubble icon on the far-right side of the taskbar, then disable Wi-Fi by clicking the ‘Wi-Fi’ button.

4. Turn Off Peripherals

Because the motherboard must power USB peripherals, they might drain the system’s battery, thus disconnecting everything saves power. USB sticks, mice, and cameras are typical offenders, so users will need to transfer all of the data and eject these gadgets as quickly as possible, and accept laptop track pads in place of a USB mouse.

Many laptops include function buttons that may be used to switch off the built-in webcam, which if left on, would deplete the battery. Switch the speakers to mute if sound is not needed – having a laptop beep every time it receives an email or launches Windows is a waste of time.

5. Eject Your Disk Drives

It takes a lot of energy to keep a disc spinning in a drive, and many apps do it all the time. Simply remove the CDs before switching to battery power to get valuable time back.

Most current laptops no longer include a disc drive, if a user’s does, they will need to make sure it’s empty when they are on the go.

6. Invest in Some Hardware

While good habits will help extend battery life if users need to use their laptop throughout the day, they’ll need some assistance.

Most laptops start with six-cell battery, but many manufactures offer aftermarket upgrades to eight- or even 12-cell batteries, doubling the capacity.

Portable laptop battery changes are an affordable alternative to costly laptop batteries, providing important extra hours for all devices. These are generally small battery packs with adapters for most computers and call phones that are small enough to fit in a bag and have enough capacity to quadruple charge time.

7. Disable Features

While Windows 10 offers several useful built-in capabilities, many of them place needless demands on machine when a user is on the go. To make a laptop more efficient, take the easy step of turning off graphical enhancements when on the go.

8. Battery Care

Lithium-Ion batteries do not require a full discharge (contrary to common perception), but they should be used after they have been charged.

If a user has a spare that can be kept topped up, they should use it on a regular basis. If they have an older non-Lithium-Ion battery, it will need to be discharged on a regular basis.

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