17 December 2015 For Management
The average life cycle of a laptop battery has been around 4 to 5 hours lately, sometimes even longer on high-end laptops. Having a laptop that works for a considerable period of time makes life easier. Get your chores done, get the project done, and balance multiple tasks without carrying a charger.
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Traditionally, we have always and continue to rely on third party software to improve the performance of our computer. Whether it's cleaning background services, protecting our system from malware or viruses, changing the characteristics of our system, there is a tool to do it all. Extending battery life is no exception. Software like TuneUp improves battery life and helps you get more power out of your laptop.
Windows has always offered the functionality to customize power plan settings. This meant that you could tailor a power plan (the plan that customizes how you see your system i.e. screen brightness, how it should behave in different settings, etc.) for a specific need. And with that you could also change the battery preferences.
To eliminate them, Windows 10 now comes with its own battery saver feature which promises to extend the battery for a significant amount of time. The battery saving function is performed automatically when the battery drops below 20%. This feature can be disabled if desired from the setup menu. (Win + I). Battery saver serves this purpose by limiting background tasks and push notifications.
How can this function be used? The following steps will guide you through the process:
Step 1 : Open yours Configuration application (Win + I)
Step 2 : In the settings app, go to System and in the left panel you can find the Battery saver tab.
Alternatively, type Battery Saver into the Windows 10 search bar at the bottom left of the screen.
Step 3: Enable battery saver.
Step 4: By clicking or tapping the Battery Saver setting, you can adjust the setting so that Battery Saver turns on, at 20% battery or 30% or so on.
This feature is only available when control il Automatically activates battery saver when the charge drops below:option.
Aside from Battery Saver, you can also help extend your laptop's battery life by choosing the tasks that run in the background. You can access this feature from the Battery Saver menu directly from:
Battery saver -> Battery usage -> Change background app settings.
Disable apps you don't want to run in the background to minimize battery drain.
If you want to manually enable Energy Saver While working on the home screen, click or tap in the notification area and click the battery icon and choose to enable the battery saver feature.
The battery saving feature can also be adapted to the power plan settings. Here's how you can do it:
Step 1: Go to Power options menu by right-clicking the battery icon on the taskbar and selecting Power Options from the list.
Step 2: A list of your power plans appears. There are 2 floors by default. Whatever plan you want to change, click on it. Change your plan settings which takes you to the settings page.
Step 3: Click on the change advanced power settings and go to Power settings shows Battery value.
Bringing this to 0 disables battery saver and setting a value instructs the system to enable the battery saver feature when the system battery level drops to the chosen value.