Battery Life Improvements
Most of us know exactly how this situation feels. Your laptop is fully charged when you’re leaving the house. It has been charging all night. You then take your laptop out at a café, the office or a friend’s house. After watching just a few YouTube videos – your remaining battery level drops to 78%. This can be a very frustrating situation, especially if your battery or laptop is relatively new. However, there are a few strategies that we can pursue to take care of this issue. Battery life improvements are a necessary little trick that most people need to utilize.
First, you’ll need to monitor the programs that are running in the background of your desktop, laptop, Mac, smartphone or other electronic device. Sometimes, we don’t even realize that multiple programs are running at all times, and are draining our batteries. These programs may consist of anti-virus software, Skype, Adobe products, or your entire Microsoft Office suite. A range of products can be running in the background without you even knowing. Your goal should be to end the processes of any of these programs which you don’t want running, while they aren’t being used. You can simply exist most of these programs from your icon tray – or from the “Processes” list of your Task Manager. Alternatively, you can adjust the settings of these programs to ensure that they don’t boot upon startup. That way, you can choose exactly when you want to use these programs, and there won’t be any need for them to run in the background, and drain your battery.
Next, adjust your laptop screen’s level of brightness. Lowering your brightness will save a lot of battery life throughout the day.
Finally, it could actually be time for you to replace your battery, if your battery is one to two years old. Different brands of batteries have different life expectancies, but you can generally tell when your battery needs replacement. If your electronic device is losing its juice more rapidly each day that you use it – you’ll know that it’s time to replace the battery.
Following these three steps will ensure that your battery life improvements will be maxed out!
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