How to boost battery on Laptop and Maximize Backup Time Without Charging
Setting Screen Brightness
Display light take up most of the battery power unless working up outside at sunlight, brightness to be extreme low 0%. This is said to be lowered from Power option at Control panel or in laptops come up with function key to do.
Try to Turn off Laptop LCD Screen when listening songs or when away from Notebook.
Kill Useless Windows Processes
Some programs are said to start with Computer processor and windows. They are often used but not always. Example. On my laptop i always notice a programs such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Skype without need.
Disable Wireless Network Connection
When testing many software tools inorder to optimize laptop battery then notice that they are stress on Wifi connection, its recommemended to turn off Wifi when you are not in network and will save useless efforts by laptop inorder to search for network. It can be disabled while at network for watching movie or working up on documents offline.
Disable CD/DVD Drives and USB Ports
People are comfortable with touch pad but not to use external USB mouse with laptop then disable USB ports. Bet that you dont use optical CD/DVD Drives more and more often and some it might be never enabled uselessly
Type “device manager” in start menu and press Enter where device manager will be displayed then find the optical drive and right click on it to disable it. This is applicable for many other peripheral device attached in your laptop.
Setup Power Plans
Use Power Saving Plans at Power options available under Windows Control Panel.
From Advance Power settings you can customize the time as per required for various processes and devices. Try to keep in minimum
If battery backup has reduced then you must recalibrate laptop battery. Calibration process invovles the first turning off your screensaver and many other power management settings to put computer to sleep. Fully charge laptop before letting it up run all way down until its computer is shut off automatically.
If the battery is fully drained then charge it for back up again and restore your power and screensaver.
Use Battery Optimizer Windows Software
Battery Optimizer is the best diagnostic and optimization tool for laptop’s battery that analyze the optimization and capabilities options which take some time to analyze for 10 minutes.
After diagnostic run a chart is displayed that highlights how much battery life is said to gain when you run on to the program’s optimizations. If you have optimized up your laptop before for mobile use then you may not gain enough. If you are running up your program on factory default laptop then more unncessary features are said to be enabled to gain more from the optimizations.
If battery heath is about50-80% (Good) then you can recalibrate it but if its below 25%, then its time to buy new battery.
There are some useful software like Battery Care that can suggest to calibrate laptop battery, BatteryInfoView fetches to gives all detailed information battery from manufacturer name to charging cycles and time duration.
Should Laptop Be Always Plugged in AC Charging?
Laptop batteries must last a little longer then you let them fully discharge as suggested.
There are no point in leaving at charger plugged when you are not using the computer as even this will consume small amount of power. Lithium Ion laptop batteries validity last 3 or 4 years as you use them or not or whether its little longer to allow them in fully discharge once or twice a month.
Laptop Battery Backup Improvement Tips
- Hard Drive– More your laptop’s hard disk has to work, more power will use to it. Defragging hard disk reduces the time taken to find out the files. If possible upgrade to SSD,
- Operating System–Many experience says that Windows 7 is till now offers maximizes battery backup. On Ubuntu and other Linux Distros, backup time reduces half.
- Cleaning– Just clean up the metal contacts on battery and your laptop with cotton swab and rubbing alcohol.