Laptop battery is a existence of laptop when there is no power source. Therefore, when you are traveling with your laptop, it is a good idea to save your laptop battery.
On this occasion, dimlog tips and tricks will share how to save laptop battery on Windows 8 operating system. Although the following battery saving tips using Windows 8, but these tips can also be used on other versions of Windows, especially for the latest Windows version.
Some tips and tricks How to save laptop battery
Take advantage of Sleep Screen Brightness features when not in use
When you are not using a laptop, for example, while resting in a short time. You can make settings on your monitor screen as follows:
- Make the monitor screen a bit dim and then automatically turn off the screen after some time is set. The steps are as follows: Control Panel> System and Security> Power Options> Change battery settings> Power saver
- Make the monitor screen turn off automatically after several minutes of inactivity. The steps are as follows: Control Panel> System and Security> Power Options> change when computer sleeps
Both of the above, can save your laptop battery power, so the laptop can live longer.
Reduces the brightness on the monitor screen
The brightness of the monitor screen or often called the brightness. The screen display of your laptop monitor is one of the most consuming parts of laptop battery power. The brighter the screen display will consume more battery power. You can adjust or change the monitor screen according to your needs.
To change the brightness or brightness of the screen in Windows 8 the steps are as follows:
- Move the mouse to the top or bottom corner of your monitor
- Select settings
- Select the Brightness menu
- Setting brightness to your liking.
Or with simple steps as follows: Control Panel> System and Security> Power Options> Change battery settings> screen brightness
Unplug Devices or Turn Off Unused Hardware
Some hardware that may be connected to the laptop and consuming laptop battery power such as USB flash drive, modem and etc. When these two devices connect with laptops, then they also use laptop battery power. Therefore, disconnect or turn off the device connected to the laptop when not in use.
Make the right Power Plan
By default in Windows 8 has 2 settings on Power Plan that is Power Saver and Balanced. And sometimes using Windows 8 OEM, there is the possibility of having a power plan extension based on existing devices on the laptop.
To save your laptop battery, it is recommended when you are on the way should use power plan with power saver mode. So it will automatically save more battery.
To do that’s, you can perform this steps: Control Panel> System and Security> Power Options> Change battery settings> Power saver
Note: Unlike the condition when your battery is not able to save power, then the above tips will not be much useful. Happy to work on the trip by saving laptop battery.
By saving your laptop battery, then you can use your laptop with longer, more efficient in battery usage, do not run out of battery power in the middle of journey.