Improve Laptop Battery Life by taking Simple Steps

Improve Laptop Battery Life by taking Simple Steps

Optimizing laptop battery usage is very important to increase the battery life and performance.
 Following are the Top tips to optimize the laptop battery :

  • Buy smart: Look for notebooks with low power consuming processors like the Intel’s “CULV” “Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage” processors or AMD processors with “cool & Quiet” feature.

  • Dim screen brightness: Choose an environment with adequate lighting—less brightness means you’ll drain less power from your battery.Use the Function key (Fn) available in most of the laptops to dim the brightness.

  • Run your applications wisely: To get the most from your laptop, even when multitasking on the go, run resource intensive applications just when actively using them. Then make sure to close the applications you aren’t using.Running Video on the laptop will consume the battery very fast.Avoid to run video almost all time.

  • Close unused applications: Programs will still use power while sitting idle.Also some unrequired background processes can  be closed using the task manager.Stop such processes from starting at boot.

  • Have the right RAM for your needs: With appropriate RAM, instructions run off memory instead of disk. Less power is needed to refresh the RAM than to spin the hard drive.So increasing the RAM in in the laptop with high resource usage works will highly improve the battery life.

  • Clean your battery: Rub the battery’s metal contacts with rubbing alcohol every two months. Allow to dry before re-inserting.

  • Remove extra accessories: Unplug items like PC cards, USB and FireWire devices that are not being used.

  • Use built-in power management devices: Enable this feature and set your system to “Battery Optimized” mode or “Max Battery” mode. Put your computer to sleep earlier and turn off the screen backlight sooner.Start > Control Panel > Power Options (in Classic View).

  • Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if not being used: Wireless LAN and Bluetooth access uses power even when it is not in use. Transmitting and receiving data drains the battery.

  • Defragment your hard drive regularly: The built-in defrag utility included with Windows  will take your file fragments and put them closer together on your hard drive, which will decrease hard drive access times and save battery life.

  • Use Direct Power as much as possible : Keep your laptop connected to the direct power supply using the laptop power adapter as much as possible.


  1. Thanks for providing some nice tips to retain battery life.

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  3. thanks for such nice tips. we are really thankfull.. i will also like to add one thing hibernating your system is draining your battery life so always shut down laptop is safe thanks again

  4. This is excellent sharing . Very well explained.
    Fortunately, I also shared my personal experience in saving/improving laptop's batteries.

    Hope you'd find it useful:

  5. Take care of your laptop battery and ensure that it will be ready to work properly when you need it most. Some general tips for laptop care include: avoid extreme temperatures, don’t leave a laptop outside in cold weather or leave it in a hot car. Cold batteries can’t create very much power and hot batteries will discharge very quickly. Use electrical power when available to keep battery charged. Don’t let your laptop go for long periods of time without using the battery.

  6. The easiest way to give your battery an early death is to damage it. And the two most common causes of damage are from overheating and overloading. Here's how you prevent overheating:

    1. Use a cooling pad when using a notebook computer on your lap.
    2. Avoid propping your laptop on a pillow, blanket, or other soft surface that can heat up.
    3. Clean your desk. It sounds strange, but if you have a dusty, dirty desk, that dust will get into the vents and clog the cooling fan.
    4. Never store your laptop in a place where the air temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit, such as a hot car or an outdoor patio.

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  9. Actually, using a laptop's power adapter all the time will decrease your battery life. Try to use the battery normally, recharging when necessary, for longest battery life. Cycling it (letting it drain completely then charging it completely) every few months also helps.

  10. hcl laptops are the worst in battery but these tips can make battery life to long life, precaution is the best

  11. to "Air compressor manufacturer": hibernate takes whats in ram and puts it in a file on the hard drive and then turns off the computer. what you might be thinking of are the sleep and suspend modes, two levels of power saving depending on how quickly you will use the computer again.

    to "computer repair": we have to state such things because people need a "caution, hot coffee" label on their hot coffee.

    to "juan valera": while the laptop battery has a controller chip that generally manages that stuff, a full discharge is important every once in a while but not that often.

  12. I had to buy a new laptop after having after having a lot of issues with my previous HP laptop battery and the laptop itself. Will surely try and follow these tips. Thanks a lot for the post.

  13. It's funny that all of your tips to protect laptop battery life,unconsciously I was already doing it,but its nice to put it all into perspective,thanks...

  14. can i any one say me the best laptop with best battery backup in sony laptops