Battery

6 tips to improve your laptop’s battery life

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Working on the go and your laptop has run out of juice? This problem plagues most laptops as they tend to lose their battery capacity over time. But worry not, as there are several ways to improve laptops’ battery life without too much trouble.

So, here are 6 ways to improve your laptop’s battery life.

Display
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Similar to phones, laptop screen is also a power guzzler. Keep the brightness as low as possible. Also, If you also have keyboard backlighting, turn it off.
External devices
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Any external device plugged in the USB port constantly draws power from your laptop. Removing them after use conserves battery.
Overheating
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Overheating leads to the internal fans to run faster – which in turn consume more battery. Use a laptop cooler to keep the temperature at bay.
Hibernate
Instead of putting your computer on standby, choose to hibernate – it saves the state of your computer and shuts down the computer and saves battery.
Windows power plans

Laptops running windows have built-in power plan settings. You can choose various items such as display brightness, when to turn off the display/hard-drives and USB power. Use these to improve your laptop battery life.
Battery Case

This application records the battery discharge cycle and also shows a detailed battery status including consumption, manufacturer, wear level etc. It also shows CPU and hard drive temperature to indicate any overheating.

Go slow on battery.

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Simple ways to save your laptop’s battery life.

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Working on the go and your laptop has run out of juice? This problem plagues most laptops as they tend to lose their battery capacity over time. But worry not, as there are several ways to improve laptops’ battery life without too much trouble.

So, here are 6 ways to improve your laptop’s battery life.

Display

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Similar to phones, laptop screen is also a power guzzler. Keep the brightness as low as possible. Also, If you also have keyboard backlighting, turn it off.

External devices
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Any external device plugged in the USB port constantly draws power from your laptop. Removing them after use conserves battery.
Overheating
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Overheating leads to the internal fans to run faster – which in turn consume more battery. Use a laptop cooler to keep the temperature at bay.
Hibernate
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Instead of putting your computer on standby, choose to hibernate – it saves the state of your computer and shuts down the computer and saves battery.
Windows power plans
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Laptops running windows have built-in power plan settings. You can choose various items such as display brightness, when to turn off the display/hard-drives and USB power. Use these to improve your laptop battery life.
Battery Case
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This application records the battery discharge cycle and also shows a detailed battery status including consumption, manufacturer, wear level etc. It also shows CPU and hard drive temperature to indicate any overheating.

Smart: Apple to teach management skills to its batteries

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Apple wants to improve your battery life with GPS tracking

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Your iPhone battery probably never gets you through the day on a single charge. Apple’s trying to change that through more efficient battery use.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an Apple patent application today, AppleInsider reports. The application is for “Power Management of Electronic Devices,” and it reveals a method for a device that self-adjusts its settings to preserve battery life based on user habits.

It does this by analyzing the device’s current location and determining a known charging location. For instance, the iPhone learns that you charge it at home every night. It uses this information to determine (or estimate) how long it will be before you charge it again. Based on this, it will adjust by changing settings that eat up more battery power. The iPhone may turn off certain apps that aren’t in use or adjust the brightness to save power. It’s all based on your typical pattern use.

The patent application also describes that the device will charge faster in an unknown location. Travelers with only enough time for a quick charge before boarding a plane or bus will benefit because the device optimizes “to charge at a maximum rate.”

At this point, it’s only a patent application. Apple may choose to pursue the idea, or it may simply want to grab the patent to sit on it before anyone else gets it. Either way, I need more battery life out of my iPhone.