Laptops tend to become dearer to the users who often fail to ensure a longer battery life for their priceless device. Battery life is crucial as people nowadays carry a laptop with themselves wherever they go. On a positive note, laptop users can run their machines for longer periods by careful practical application of certain measures. Given below are five simple steps to improve the laptop battery performance and life:
Keeping the device fully charged
If the laptop battery is charged regularly, it is more likely to spring into action whenever required. Having an alternate AC adapter would facilitate greatly. The wear and tear with the power source is into constant check whenever the battery receives proper charge.
Checking the brightness of the screen
The screen backlight should be kept low as per the environmental setting. Users may also go to the Control Panel and proceed to Power Options via Hardware and Sound option. Setting up an aggressive timeout ranging from 1 to 3mins under ‘Dim the display’ and ‘Switch off the display’ options whenever the laptop is operating on battery strength will do the needful.
Getting rid of unnecessary apps
Often unutilized softwares or mismanaged utilities running randomly on the background, drains the battery life ahead of time. Web browsers are also vulnerable to trigger additional plug-ins. The problem can be sorted out by pressing Alt+Delete +Control and monitor Windows Task Manager to keep a check on processes rendering uninformed utilization.
Disabling intense background applications
Applications making large scale unnecessary use of processor or networking should be disabled when the laptop isn’t plugged in. It is also important to ensure massive software patches aren’t downloaded by windows and other software updaters.
Disconnect the unnecessary hardware devices
Disabling the hardware devices like DVD, pen drives and wireless connections such as in-built data modems, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth when not in use can also save the battery from unnecessary drain out.