Your Laptop Battery
Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you’re constantly looking for the nearest power outlet to charge up. How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible? Here are 15 easy ways to do so.
- Defrag regularly
The faster your hard drive does its work – less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery.
- Lower the brightness
Your screen backlight uses a lot of battery juice,so turn it down to the lowest level you can handle.
- Turn off programs running in the background
All these add to the CPU load and cut down battery life. Turn off programs running in the background not use when you’re on battery.
- Cut down external apps and processes
It’s not just the hardware that’s stealing your battery juice. The apps and processes running on your system will also chew through battery life more quickly.USB devices (including your mouse) & Wi-Fi ,Bluetooth drain down your laptop battery. Shut them down when not in use.
Clean your battery’s metal contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps the transfer of power from your battery more efficient.
6.Hibernate instead of standby
If you plan on not using it for a while. Standby continues to drain energy to keep your laptop ready to go when you open the cover.