443-992-7394

How to Conserve Your Laptop Battery

laptop battery

Conserving your laptop battery can be a bit of an art. Here’s everything you need to know about how to improve your laptop battery life.

We’ve all been there: trying to finish an assignment for school or work, praying to the heavens that our laptop battery will last long enough to hit send, and being dealt a crushing blow when our battery dies. Conserving your laptop battery can be a bit of an art. Here’s everything you need to know about how to improve your laptop battery life.

Reduce the Brightness of Your Screen

Whether or not you realize it, the single biggest drain on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet is the display. By reducing the screen brightness on your laptop, you can often add a surprising amount of time to the battery life. As a rule of thumb, the lower that the brightness level is, the longer that you’ll be able to use your laptop.

Auto-Off Your Display

Another creative way to save battery life is by setting your display to automatically turn off after a few seconds or minutes. Every time you walk away with the display on, you’re wasting valuable power and not even using your laptop. Work with the settings to figure out which is best for the type of task you’re doing and enjoy a much longer battery life.

Turn Off Bluetooth and Add-Ons

Most laptops come with Bluetooth radio and various add-ons. If they are enabled, they are using power and draining your laptop. Disable all add-ons when you aren’t using them to give your battery a break.

Make Your Laptop Do Less

If there are any small ways that you can reduce your laptop’s workload, it will dramatically improve the battery life. Turn off screensavers (since they don’t really do anything) and don’t run background programs when your laptop is unplugged. Try to reduce your CPU usage and definitely avoid using all of your RAM.   

Working Nets Can Help You With Your IT & Security Needs

Working Nets is IT without the ego. We offer technological help and top-notch service without making you feel out of the loop or left behind. Even today’s top technology professionals still have issues with their gadgets and software sometimes, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if and when you need it! Our specialty is helping you understand the pieces of technology you use in simple ways. By outsourcing your information technology to us (and letting us do the network design planning), we will make sure that your company is up to date and safe, because technology never sleeps. Interested in finding out more about our services? Give us a call at (443) 992-7394 or visit us online. For more technology tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.