Saturday, November 18, 2017

Extend Laptop Battery Life Tips and Tricks

How long is an ideal laptop battery life? Everyone's answers can vary, although many laptop vendors equip their laptops with high-end batteries. That is, some types of laptops are really designed to be able to live in a longer period of time (for example: ThinkPad X260 is touted to survive for 17 hours of use). So, why bother with the effort to extend the battery life of the laptop?

There are many things you can do to extend battery life, especially when you are facing a situation where your laptop battery is almost dead and you must face a work deadline that comes in two hours. Up to this point we intend to show instructions on how to extend the battery life of your laptop so you do not panic when faced with a battery emergency.

Here are some ways to extend the life of your laptop:

1. Enable Battery Saver or eco mode feature on laptop

Most Eco Mode and Battery Saver features will present automatic changes to extend laptop battery life. This feature basically assists your laptop settings and changes the settings of some components until they are in low-power state. This will help your laptop maintain every remaining drop of battery power, so that it can live longer.

However, turning on this feature is not enough, because there are still some other things you need to do to raise the efficiency value of laptop battery. For example: you can turn off some non-essential laptop functions, or change certain settings to reduce power consumption. Then you can also turn off some kinds of applications and processes that are not needed, so that your laptop activity works only by using a little power.

2. Turn off unused ports and hardware

This is the easiest way to reduce power usage. Every component in your laptop needs power so they can work, but this does not mean you need all the hardware at one time. Begin by removing the external hard drive attached to the laptop (external USB and HD, for example) and turn off the power-consuming functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, extra unused mouse, and additional graphics cards that are much lower than the cards your laptop's default graphics.

But before doing so you need to make sure that the device to be removed is completely unused, or not essential for use. In other words, make sure that the device to be released does not affect the performance of the laptop as a whole. It would be very silly if you disconnect the internal SSD or HD, for example, which you use to make sure the OS in the laptop works.

To shut down hardware functionality on a Windows system is actually easy. Open the Control Panel OS and locate the Device Manager menu. In it you will find individual components grouped into several categories. For example: Network adapters usually consist of several categories such as LAN adapters, which provide Wi-Fi connectivity, Wi-Fi network settings, and so on.

There are at least some hardware candidates that can be turned off, including graphics cards (usually found under Display Adapters), Wi-Fi adapters (under Network Adapters option), and optical drives (under DVD / CD-ROM Drives option). Select the device you want to turn off by right clicking on device name and select "Disable" from the menu that appears.

That's the two main ways to save battery usage. And I think we are sufficient in two ways first. We will keep the same tips to serve later.


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