Thursday

How to Ensure Your Laptop Battery Last Longer


Are you fed up with the battery Drainage on your laptop? Do you feel like you’re always charging your laptop?  Well, 

there are certain steps you can take to ensure your laptop lasts more longer. The 

most obvious one is to lower the brightness of your screen. It’s a quick fix and works quite well. 

 Apart from that, keep reading for some more helpful hints to get the most from your battery.

To change the display settings on Mac OS X:  First, open System Preferences and click Display.  

From there you see a slider that controls the brightness. Now click on the brightness bar to lower the brightness 


Not only will this help preserve your battery life, it will also be less straining for your eyes. 

Underneath the Brightness slider, there’s a check box for Automatically adjust brightness. If you are 

more often than not in a brightly lit room, keep this setting off, you’ll be better adjusting it manually.

 The Energy Saver feature can also be found in System Preferences and is quite a handy little feature

that helps save your battery life. Check the box for Slightly dim the display while on battery power. 

On the Energy Saver page, you can adjust your settings to best suit you. For example, you can set 

certain times for Computer Sleep and Display Sleep, which will both kick in if your MacBook is idle

 for a set period of time. Choose a time that you’re comfortable with for the Battery tab and the 

Power Adapter tab and away you go.

To save battery life for Windows 10 users:  Firstly, go to the Control Panel, then Hardware and 

 Sound, then Power Options, then select either a Balanced or Power Saver plan. Only ever use the 

High-Performance plan for gaming or high-end graphics apps.  Extra power and display options can 

be found on the start screen by tapping the Settings button, then tap System. On the left menu, simply 

tap Display and a slider for Adjust brightness level will appear.

 The next thing for you to do is tap Battery Saver from the left menu then turn the toggle to on.  This 

is a new feature that will limit background activity and push notifications in order to preserve your 

device’s battery life. One more thing you can do is from the left menu, tap Power & Sleep. From here 

you can choose times for Windows 10 to turn the screen off and put your PC in sleep mode.

 Keyboard backlighting is another feature that drains your battery unnecessarily, so turn them off 

when you don’t need them. And lastly, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you don’t need them and 

unplug any peripherals when not in use as both with drain your battery without you getting any benefit.