10 Tips To Extend Laptop Battery Life
Laptops are becoming more powerful and applications are becoming more resource hungry day by day. Unfortunately, laptop batteries are not improving that fast. As a result laptop battery life is reducing. Usually a laptop life is around 3-4 hours. But If you own a quad core laptop, then you might know how bad battery life is. There are some ways to increase the battery like. You can increase Laptop battery life by following these simple tips.
10 tips to extend laptop battery life:
1. Lower LCD screen brightness
LCD screens of laptops drains huge amount of power. To increase battery life dim the LCD screen brightness. Now a day every laptop allows to adjust screen brightness manually. So decrease the brightness to lowest level to maximize battery life.
2. Kill unnecessary tasks
When you are using batteries to kill all unnecessary background tasks. These background tasks increase CPU load and uses more RAM as a result battery life decreases.
3. Remove USB devices
USB devices take power from laptop battery. Remove all USB devices like mouse, USB flash drive etc to increase battery life.
4. Remove CD/DVD
Make sure that there are no CD/DVD inside your laptop. CD/DVD drives have moving mechanical parts which drains battery really fast.
5. Mute laptop volume
Mute or lower the volume on the laptop to increase battery life.
6. Turn off WI-Fi/Bluetooth
Wireless connections like WI-Fi and Bluetooth takes a huge amount of power. So turn off WI-Fi and Bluetooth when not needed to save battery power.
7. Add more RAM
When the system runs out of physical memory then it uses virtual memory. The hard disk is used as virtual memory .So more hard disk access is required as a result battery life will decrease.
8. Do not multitask
Don’t run multiple applications at the same time when the laptop is using battery power. Multitasking takes more resources and impact battery life.
9. Don’t shutdown laptop
Don’t shut down your laptop, use hibernate option. Hibernate is more power efficient than turning off the laptop.
10. Regularly Defragment Hard disk
Defragment your laptop’s hard disk on regular basis. Defragmentation helps to reduce hard disk access time. It helps to increase laptop battery life.
Finally keep laptop charger and replacement batteries handy when the laptop runs out of battery. Leave a comment if you want to share more battery life increasing tips.