Tips to increase laptop battery life in Windows 10
In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up Windows power saving functions to maximize battery life.
Reduce screen brightness
Powering all the pixels in the display is the biggest drain on battery power. The first item to check when you’re experiencing troublesome short battery life is your screen brightness. If you’ve got it turned up all the way or near maximum, then lower the brightness; You may also feel more comfortable in using the computer.
Your laptop may have two mapped function keys for rendering brightness. If not, you can find the brightness slider by going to Settings> System> Display . You will also find a slider for displaying the brightness in Windows Mobile Center , located in Control Panel; The easiest way to find it is just to search for it.
Click the arrow on the top left to go back to ‘Battery Use’ and select ‘Change background settings app’‘. From here, choose which apps can get info, send notifications, and stay up to date in the background when you’re not using them.
Turn off any unnecessary items to save energy. (These settings can also be accessed from ‘Settings> Security> Background Apps’.)
Turn off the keyboard backlight
Like the display, the keyboard backlight also consumes your laptop battery. Turn them off when not needed. Your laptop may have a Function key that allows you to enable / disable the keyboard backlight. If not, you will see a control over it in the Windows Mobile Center .
Introducing the new battery slider
OK, here is the new battery tool. Reduced Creator Info has made it easy to switch between power modes. Instead of digging into the battery page in settings to switch from high performance to battery saver mode or vice versa, you can now just click or tap the battery icon in the taskbar. You’ll be able to move the slider from Best Battery Life to best performance or mid-balance mode.
Power & sleep test
Learn about Power & sleep by clicking the link in the battery menu from the taskbar (or by going to Settings> System> Power & sleep ) and you can shorten the time before the screen turns off or the laptop Your hand goes to sleep it runs on battery power. The shorter you set the time, the longer the battery will be.
Using Battery Saver
Windows 10’s built-in Battery Saver mode activates when your remaining battery drops below 20 percent. Turn off email and calendar sync, push notifications, and apps running in the background. Should be enabled by default but check to make sure it is by going to Settings> System> Battery . If you find that Battery Saver is not interrupting your normal Windows routine, then you can increase the threshold on activation by over 20 percent.
Check battery usage by app
You can see which apps are using the most battery resources using Settings> System> Battery and click Use the battery according to the application. This list will show you the percentage of battery your application has used in the last 6 or 24 hours or the past week. If you find an application that you think it uses more than fair sharing, click it and toggle the Managed by Windows switch on and off and make sure the checkbox remains unchecked to Allows the application to run background. tasks .
Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not needed
These wireless networking technologies consume battery power. You can disable both by using Airplane mode. Click the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar and click the Airplane Mode button. You can also disable Wi-Fi only by clicking the Wi-Fi button on the menu on the Wi-Fi toolbar. To turn off Bluetooth, go to Settings> Device> Bluetooth and other devices and toggle the Bluetooth switch on and off.
Always checking for new emails can drain your battery. So ask Windows to check less to prolong battery life. Go to Settings> Accounts> Email and App Accounts . Click your account, click the Manage button and then download new content, convert it from item to every 30 minutes , hourly or manually and then click Finish .
Microsoft says the Edge browser allows your battery to run 36% to 54% longer than Chrome, Firefox or Opera.