Add More Life to Your Laptop Battery

Imagine doing business 30 years ago, before the convenience of a decent laptop. 

It’s a daunting thought, especially when you have an hour of work to finish but only 30 minutes of battery left. No one wants to be caught in low battery limbo during a crucial meeting or presentation. With a few tips, though, you can extend your laptop battery’s lifespan and keep it running smoothly for years. 

Understanding your battery is key. Most modern laptops use lithium-ion batteries, which have a limited number of charge cycles. A charge cycle is a full discharge from 0% to 100%, and each cycle slightly reduces the battery’s capacity. 

The golden rule? Avoid full discharges whenever possible. Don’t let the battery run out completely. 

Let’s dive into your laptop’s power settings to customize your battery preferences. Hibernation mode kicks in before your battery hits rock bottom. Activate Battery Saver mode to conserve power when your battery is running low. 

Next, declutter. Close background apps, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use, and dim the screen brightness to save energy. 

As for charging etiquette, keeping your laptop plugged in won’t harm the battery – modern devices are smarter than you think. Avoid extreme temperatures and try not to let your battery dip below 20%. 

When storing your laptop for longer periods, put it away with around 50% charge. Some battery apps offer real-time insights into your battery’s health if you’re ever in doubt. 

Lastly, stay on top of software updates. New patches and upgrades can optimize performance and reduce energy consumption, giving your battery a longer life. 

We help businesses get the most from their devices. If we can do the same for you, get in touch.