How to Improve Your Windows 10 Laptop’s Battery Life

Windows 10 is the last windows that Microsoft promised to release, but it also noted that it would be releasing frequent updates to make sure devices keep up with computing challenges and demands facing them. For most people, an upgrade to Windows ten is excellent for the first few months, and then after a couple of updates, things start tanking. The battery life of the device is the first to take a hit. This article will show you how to improve your Windows 10 laptop or tablet’s battery life.

Choose the right power plan

improving laptop batteryThe Windows 10 operating system borrowed a few things from its predecessor for power management. On the battery icon, there is an option to go to the power management window. You can also access that when you go to system and then select power & sleep setting. The settings are useful for lowering the sleep times so that the computer saves more batter when it goes to idle mode. You could look further into the additional power setting where you can find the options to make your hardware and peripherals go to sleep to save battery power. Just write “additional power settings” on the start menu, and the settings will pop up.

Use Windows 10 battery saver

You might wonder whether Microsoft imagined the problems with battery life on devices. Perhaps it is because of the anticipated use of Windows 10 on tablets and mobile phones. Thankfully, they added a battery saver app that comes with a fresh installation of the OS. You can navigate to the system and then battery saver where you will find the tool, and you should then set it to start when your battery juice is running low. A typical setting is when the battery is hitting 20% and below. Some people prefer a manual setting for them to turn it whenever they want to save the batt.


Radios and other settings

Your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other radio settings affect the battery. Switching all radios off will lead to a significant boost in battery power. These settings are available under Network in your windows ten settings page or window.

Windows update

Windows update and other updates to software mostly take place in the background, and unless you are keen, you might miss them. The best way to deal with background updates and prevent them from messing your battery life is by leaving the computer on power overnight on a few days of the week so that it can soak up all the updates it wants. That way, you will have less to worry about regarding windows updates when you are using your computer on the move. You should also change settings so that windows informs you when uploads are available but does not download them battery

Metered connections

You can switch your internet into a metered connection to prevent windows from piling additional download tasks for the OS. The metered connection setting tells windows that you do not have enough bundles to spare. So, this can be a backdoor trick to prevent windows updates from taking all your battery juice. Of course, when you switch off the network, the update will not take place.

Reduce volume

Volume reduction can affect battery juice because there is less need to drive the speaker to produce thumping bass for excellent user experiences.

Rhonda Wright