How can laptops improve battery life? 4 easy ways to increase laptop battery life

The laptop’s battery life inevitably decreases after being used for a long time. Sometimes during office hours, the laptop automatically shuts down due to low lighting, which can inadvertently lead to despair. So, how can laptops improve battery life? Below are four practical ways to improve laptop battery life, hoping to be helpful to everyone.

Laptop computer

Method 1: Adjust the power mode to energy-saving

  1. Open the Control Panel and select “Category” as the viewing method, as shown in the following figure.
  2. Open [System and Security], select [Power Options], and change the power plan to “Energy saving”.

Windows power mode:

High performance mode: It can bring the processor and other hardware to work at full frequency, the maximum fan speed, etc., and run at all costs, suitable for long-term connection to power adapters.

Balanced mode: The system will preset based on whether the power adapter is connected, and perform partial energy-saving mode when using the battery to achieve the goal of saving power and extending battery life.

Power saving mode: In this mode, the system will make maximum energy-saving settings based on operational requirements to achieve the best power saving state.

Method 2: Enable power saving mode in Win10 settings

  1. Open Windows settings and select [System].
  2. Turn on power-saving mode (the opening time can be adjusted as needed)

Windows power-saving mode:

Power saving mode is a feature introduced with the Windows 10 operating system, which can only be used on models with the Windows 10 operating system.

In this mode, Windows will extend the battery life by restricting background activities and pushing notifications. After enabling this function, the screen brightness will decrease twice, that is, regardless of the power mode, as long as the power-saving mode is turned on, the screen brightness will decrease again, forcing the hardware specifications to save power.

In addition, the power-saving mode and power-saving mode can be turned on simultaneously, which can achieve the optimal power-saving solution by combining them.

Method 3: Use battery inspection for battery detection and correction

Taking the HP Support Assistant laptop battery detection and calibration tool provided by HP as an example.

  1. Open the HP Support Assistant software, select [My Device] – [Troubleshooting and Repair] – [HP Battery Check].
  2. Click to perform battery testing.
  3. Search for battery details.

HP Support Assistant

HP Support Assistant is a utility provided by HP that allows for simple and accurate battery testing on Windows devices. If you have not installed HP Support Assistant, you can log in to the HP official website to search and download HP Support Assistant, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

If you have installed HP Support Assistant, please ensure that you are using the latest version. In Windows, open HP Support Assistant, click on About, and then click Check for the latest version.

Method 4: Replace the battery

If the battery life of a laptop significantly decreases after two to three years of use due to battery loss, optimization is already a drop in the bucket. In this case, a new battery needs to be replaced to solve the problem. It is recommended to replace the original battery as much as possible.

The above are four methods to improve the battery life of laptops, hoping to be helpful to laptop users who value battery life. The battery life of a laptop mainly depends on its configuration and battery capacity, and system optimization only serves as a better auxiliary enhancement. For example, powerful standalone gaming laptops generally only have a battery life of two to three hours, and their battery life is not very good. And some low-power and lightweight laptops often achieve a range of 5 hours or even higher. Therefore, if you don’t have high performance requirements and pay more attention to portable office work, lightweight and long endurance laptops are undoubtedly a better choice.

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