Saturday, June 25, 2011

11 Ways to Increase Laptop Battery Life

I would like to share with you few tips which will help in improving your laptops battery life time. Normally laptops battery should last for 2 to 3 hours before you need to recharge it. Usualy this duration decreases as the battery gets older. There are few simple ways which can help in improving the battery life time and stand by time.

  1. Lower Screen Resolution: Graphics cards of new generation uses power just like hard disk. You can lower the screen resolution from display cards settings screen
  2. Shut Off the WIFI: When not using the wireless connection it should be turned off.
  3. Power Options: Set your power option to Balanced. This will balance between the performance and power consumption.
  4. First Discharge and then Charge: Condition your battery by letting it run down, and then charge it up all the way. Partially charging your battery lowers battery life.
  5. Close Programs: Close down unnecessary programs. You can do this by clicking on the programs in the task bar, by right clicking on the program, and selecting "Close".
  6. Standby When not in use: Set your computer to stand by when it has been idle for a specific amount of time. To set the computer to stand by, go to the "Start" menu and select "Control Panel." Select "Power Options" and click on the "Power Schemes" tab. Select the amount of time you want your computer to wait before going on standby.
  7. Screen Brightness: Lower you screen brightness to save power.
  8. Stop/Disable unnecessary Services.
  9. Charge and discharge the battery one time for two month at least. Discharge the battery to 3% first then charge full.
  10. Remove the battery from Laptop if you are not going to use it for long time.
  11. Do not use your laptop if battery capacity is 3% or lower. This can damage the battery life.

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Sanjay Ruparel