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The secrets to make your laptop battery live longer

The secrets to make your laptop battery live longer

Make your laptop battery live longer

Can you imagine what it was like doing business 30 years ago, before having a reliable laptop?

It’s a daunting thought. You only need to consider it when you have an hour’s worth of work to do but only 30 minutes left on your laptop battery. Nightmare.

No one wants to be caught in the dreaded low battery limbo during an important meeting or presentation. However, with a bit of know-how, you can extend your laptop battery’s lifespan and keep it running efficiently for years.

Understanding your battery is crucial. Most laptops today use lithium-ion batteries, which have a limited number of charge cycles. A charge cycle equals a full discharge from 0% to 100%, and each cycle reduces the battery’s capacity.

The golden rule? Avoid full discharges whenever possible. In other words, don’t let the battery run out completely.

Let’s dive into your laptop’s power settings to customize your battery preferences. Hibernation mode is your ally – it activates before your battery hits critical levels. Don’t forget to turn on Battery Saver mode, which is invaluable for conserving power when your battery is low.

Next, declutter your device. Close background apps and eliminate unnecessary power drains. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use, and lower screen brightness to save energy.

But what about charging habits? Contrary to popular belief, keeping your laptop plugged in won’t damage your battery – modern devices are smarter than you think. Just avoid extreme temperatures and try not to let your battery drop below 20%.

When storing your laptop for an extended period, put it away with around a 50% charge. If you’re ever unsure, some battery apps provide real-time insights into your battery’s health.

Lastly, stay on top of software updates. New patches and upgrades can optimize performance and reduce energy consumption, giving your battery a new lease on life.

We help businesses maximize the lifespan of their devices. If we can assist you in doing the same, feel free to get in touch.

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