The 10 Most Effective Ways To Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

A laptop without a long lasting battery life can be a real nuisance. When you need to look for sockets to constantly charge your laptop it loses all of its charm. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your battery going.
Let’s have a look at them.

  1. Don’t leave a charged battery unused for extended periods. When the battery is charged, you should use it more than once every two weeks. Also try to make sure that you don’t discharge the battery completely.
  2. Don’t leave your laptop on standby mode but turn it off completely. Of course placing your laptop in standby mode instead of leaving it on completely will save some battery power, but turning the laptop off will save you a lot more power.
  3. Defragmentation of your laptop should be done on a regular basis. When you do this often, your hard drive will work a lot faster, which will be less demanding on your battery and the hard drive itself. It will make your hard drive a lot more efficient. 
  4. Optimise your power options. Your laptop will give you a few options on how you want to use it. You can go to the power options in the control panel and choose the option max battery for the most efficient power usage effect.
  5. Do not multitask when you use the battery as it will drain more quickly. Instead, stick to using one program at a time. If you want to make sure you get the most of the battery do not let programs run in the background.
  6. Don’t demand too much from your PC and chose the programs you use wisely. Activities like playing a DVD or gaming consume less power than programs such as word or email. If you want to use your battery for a long time, stick to the passive activities.
  7. When you lower the graphics you use, your battery will conserve energy. This can be done when you shut off graphic drivers and adjust the screen resolution.
  8. Devices like WiFi and USB drain your laptop battery. Also charging other devices is not advisable.            
  9. Buy a more efficient laptop. New laptops are very energy efficient and some of them even can be used all day long. If you replace an old device with a new one it will give you a quick fix. 
  10. Turn automatic saving options off. Programs like Excel and Word have these options but drain your battery.

Sticking to these simple rules is a sure way to make the most out of your battery. Good luck!

Author Bio:
Rens works for Intralinks, a leading virtual data room provider.

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