Whether you have just updated to the latest Microsoft’s OS or purchased a new Windows 10 device, you must be looking for ways to maximize the device’s battery life. Windows 10 comes with an inbuilt battery saver mode. Along with this, there are a few other ways to help you maximize the battery life.
Let’s go through the different methods for extending the Windows 10 battery life.
Turn on the battery saver mode
The Windows 10 Battery Saver feature is created to maximize the battery life of the device. Whenever the battery is less, this mode will turn on automatically. It stops the OS from consuming a lot of power when the device is not hooked to any power source. This mode gets enabled by default when the battery level is less than twenty percent.
Quit all unwanted applications and programs
Windows 10 includes an array of applications. Several users do not even need or use several of those preset apps. Owing to the animated live tiles feature in the Windows 10 Start Menu, a couple of these applications may connect to the internet and show up-to-date details in the tiles.
For this reason, it is more convenient to remove these applications as they tend to eat up a lot of battery.
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Many programs are created to keep an eye on the real-time activity on the device. While you cannot uninstall such programs, just quit them when they are not being used.
Manage power throttling
- Launch Power Options on your device.
- Now, select any power plan and go to Change plan settings. It is recommended to go for the Power saver plan.
- After that, go to the Change advanced power settings link.
- Below the Advanced Settings option, navigate and locate Processor Power Management.
- Click on the plus button.
- Now, click on Maximum processor state drop-down.
- Select On-battery from the list.
- Now the processor state will decrease to twenty percent.
- You may select a different value.
- Click on the OK button.
Install updates when the device is charging
Users do not have much control over the updates in Windows 10. However, there are some methods to prevent Windows 10 automatic updates. But the OS does keep cropping out useless alerts and notifications, nagging the users to install updates. While updating Windows is crucial, it also is a time-consuming process. For this reason, when you are upgrading the OS, plug the device to the power source.
Adjust the display brightness
The display consumes significant battery. If the brightness levels are high, then your device’s battery will drain quickly. Just tone down the brightness and it will not only be much more relaxing to your eyes, but it will also extend the Windows 10 device’s battery life. Just open the Settings app and click on System. Now, select Display. You will be able to adjust the display brightness.