7 Simple Tips To Increase Laptop Battery Life: Efficient Computing Tips

May 16, 2009

in Tools & Extras

You might have experienced interruptions in your work due to low battery of your laptop. So here are some very simple tips to increase your laptop battery life.


1: Always put your computer in a stand-by mode when it has been idle for a specific amount of time.

2: Close down all those processes that are running unnecessarily. To do this press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” together to get to the Windows taskbar(in Windows), and then close all the unnecessary programs.

3: USB devices takes lot of battery power, therefore the battery power may drain much faster with attached USB devices. So its better to unplug all USB devices if you’re not using them.

4: Reduce the screen brightness to the lowest level that’s tolerable, by going into “Display Settings” in “Control Panel”. Switching off the screensavers would also add a bit to battery power savings.

5: Avoid partial Charging of the laptop battery because partial laptop charging lowers the battery life.

6: Disable your Wireless network cards if its not in use. Your computer is constantly searching for new networks and this takes a lot of battery power. Now for disabling your wireless network card, go to the Device manager by right clicking on “My Computer” and then clicking on “Properties”. Click on the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button. Next, click on the small black cross next to where it says Network Adapters. Locate your wireless network adapter, right click on it, and left click on Disable.

7: Trim down the list of programs that run at start-up. This will increase your laptop battery life and also it will make your Laptop boot faster. For monitoring start-up programs go to the “Start” menu, and then click on “Run”. Type in “msconfig” and click “OK.” Click on the “Startup” tab and choose which program you want to run at startup. Make sure you do not remove your antivrus program from start-up programs.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rahul May 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Nice tips, liked the point no.6 very much. Thanks!


2 KrisBelucci June 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site.


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