Increase Your Laptop’s Battery Life

  • Switch Off Unused Devices
    Unless you are using them, turn off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth because these are radio devices which consume quite a bit of battery power. Additionally, you can also turn off unused peripherals like a high performance graphic card (you obviously won’t need it to make a presentation), one or more USB ports (most laptops contain two to three ports, so you can turn off one), and any underutilized optical drives.
  • Lower the Resolution
    Modern laptops contain high resolution screens which draw a lot of battery power; reducing the resolution to a basic one when you wish to have more battery time is an efficient way to decrease the power consumption.
  • Turn Off the Keyboard’s Backlight
    Unless you don’t have a laptop with a keyboard that features a backlight, switching off the backlight helps to further increase the time before the battery runs out.
  • Close Any Unnecessary Apps and Processes
    Hardware is not the only component consuming your battery, it is the software too. So start by closing any programs running in the background; for example, processes related to sound, music players, video players, or cloud services can be safely closed.
  • Don’t Let Your Laptop Overheat
    Do you use your laptop on your bed, blanket, or pillow? If so, chances are you risk damaging the battery and the internal components; excessive heat will not only cause damage, but will shorten the battery life as well. Therefore, place your laptop on a hard surface like a desk or a table and if you are feeling lazy, use a portable table like a lapdesk.