Whatever is the configuration of the laptop, the main concern which is most important than any other factor is battery backup. One should know how to increase the battery life time for efficient use of a system. Here are the best ways to boost your battery life time and increase your laptop battery backup.
After installing any software, most of them goes to startup and starts when windows is switched on. By disabling these unwanted programs on startup we can save 12% of the battery life. So how to disable these programs that start automatically at windows startup.
Press Win+R key ( run command) and type msconfig
Which looks like this:
Now, from the given list disable all the programs that you don’t wish to start automatically. (make note that these start up programs reduce system booting time too. So enable only the programs that are very important for you.
If you’re using Windows OS you can change your Power management settings from Balanced to Power saver, which saves your battery energy by reducing the computers performance where ever possible.
You should unplug external devices like external hard drives,USB, mouse, hubs, keyboard,joystick,IR receiver , etc because external devices plugged in to the USB port constantly draws power from the machine.
If a laptop is in sleep mode and then battery goes completely flat and RAM cannot be refreshed and we may lose all state.That’s why hibernating is better. You will certainly save more energy by shutting it down,it’s possible that shutting down and restarting every day can add to wear and tear on the disk which intern leads to a good battery life.
You can save battery Life by turning down the brightness of the screen.Also if you have keyboard backlighting, turn it off.
In windows: search for Adjust screen brightness in start menu as shown below
Overheating also leads to battery degradation.Most laptop batteries have lithium-ion batteries that can be harmed by heat . This heat reduces the battery life and with this prolonged exposure of heat the battery may even become unusable. So, to get rid of this heat use Non-USB powered Cooling Pads.
Close unused applications :You can save the battery life by disabling the services like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,muting the system volume when not in use and closing all unwanted windows and applications which usally puts an additional drain on the laptops battery.
Cleaning the battery terminals also helps you to have a better battery life. Clean the battery metal contacts or terminals with cloth dipped in alcohol in every two months and allow to dry before re –inserting.
However there are many ways to improve laptop battery backup and system battery lifetime. If you have any tips and tricks feel free to share with everyone.