Tips To Increasing Computer Battery Life
Laptops are expensive; you do not want to buy it today get back to the shop tomorrow. Many people find them useful for data storage and other uses. Data stored in the computer is always safe but accidents happen, and you end up losing everything. As you take care of the machine, the battery is equally important. This article will give you tips on how to increase your laptop’s battery life.
Taking care of your battery
Turn on battery saver mode
All laptops are equipped with a battery economy mode. It puts the computer in low power consumption mode. The hard disk, processer, and memory reduce their performance hence consuming less power. Battery time will be this way increased.
Reduce screen brightness
Just as any other electronic device, lower the screen brightness of your computer. If the battery is about to die, reduce it to the lowest setting. Modern laptops include LED for backlighting hence using less power.
Turn off unused devices
Always turn off Bluetooth and WI-Fi if not in use. They are radio devices and consume large amounts of power. Turn off unused peripherals, USB ports, and all underutilized optical devices.
High resolution draws a lot of battery power. To get more battery life, the resolution must be lowered. This should, however, be in such a way that it does not affect other computer functions.
Turn off keyboards backlight
If you have a computer that features backlighting, switch it off. It will help increase the battery length time. Some laptops, however, do not have that feature.
Close unnecessary processes and apps
Computers are made of hardware and software. It is not only the hardware that consumes power but software as well. Close all programs running in the background. Video players, sound, cloud services and music players can be closed down safely.
Do not let your laptop overheat
Avoid using your computer on your pillow, bed or blanket. Doing so risks damaging the battery and other internal components. Overheating damages and shortens the battery life. Place your laptop on a table, desk or use a lap desk. Debris and dust block fans, air vents and ports of laptops making it hard for heat to escape. Blow out the vents with compressed air to improve and extend the battery life.