Maximize battery life in Windows 10

Either you upgraded to windows 10 from previous OS or you got Windows 10 with a Brand new one. You must have had scratched your head once in a while looking at the battery life.

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Here are some methods and tricks you can do to maximize the battery life of your Windows 10 device.

Windows 10 battery saver mode

Windows comes with an inbuilt battery saving mode that limits background processes and gives you better battery life without compromising the performance of your device. You can just click inside on the battery icon and turn on the battery saver.

Uninstall or close unnecessary apps and software

Due to many nifty and handy features in windows sometimes it can lead to high battery drain. you can either close the battery hungry apps or turn the live tiles as it performs background tasks or simply by uninstalling the apps that you don’t use. There are a lot of alternatives to battery hungry apps in the internet. For example you can use Movies and TV app instead of VLC or other players to maximize battery output.

Disable apps on StartUp

The software you install on your computer creates entries in the startup. You can disable such applications from the loading when Windows boots. The startup option in Windows 10 is present as a tab in the Task Manager.

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Throttle the processor

Most of the daily users don’t the full potential of the processor. You can reduce the maximum performance capacity of the processor. You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Open Power Options on Windows 10.
  2. Click Change plan settings for any of the power plans. I would suggest you choose the power saver plan.
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  3.  Now click Change advanced power settings.
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  4. Under the Advanced Settings tab, scroll down to find Processor power management.
  5. Now, expand (click on +) Processor power management.
  6. Expand Maximum processor state.
  7. Click the On-battery option and reduce the processor value. The default is at 20%
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  8. Click Ok. The settings are saved, you can close the Power Options window.

Since this throttles the processor this can lead to performance degradation in various resource intensive apps so you should increase the percentage if you are experiencing lags or issues.

Activate Airplane mode

When you aren’t using any WiFi or Bluetooth networks you can just simply turn on the airplane mode. This closes every networking option like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and results in a great battery life.

Unplug unnecessary devices when not in use

Every device connected to our windows 10 laptops uses a little bit of power from the laptop’s battery. You can unplug those devices when you aren’t using them.You can turn off USB cables, external displays, Bluetooth mouse and keyboards when not in use.

Disable Windows services

Useless services are also running inside windows. You can turn off the services that you don’t need from the services manager.

To access the service manager type WIN + R and type Services.msc and hit enter.

NOTE: Always set a service’s startup type to MANUAL and never set it to DISABLED. We suggest this because if a service is set to MANUAL start and Windows needs the service, it’ll be able to start the service and there will be no effect on OS functionality. Some of the service that can be disabled are:

  • Connected User Experiences and Telemetry (To turn off Telemetry and Data Collection) .
  • Diagnostic Policy Service
  • Diagnostic Tracking Service (To turn off Telemetry and Data Collection)
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client (If your computer is not connected to any network)
  • dmwappushsvc (To turn off Telemetry and Data Collection)
  • Downloaded Maps Manager (If you don’t use Maps app)
  • IP Helper (If you don’t use IPv6 connection)
  • Program Compatibility Assistant Service
  • Print Spooler (If you don’t have a printer)
  • Remote Registry (You can set it to DISABLED for Security purposes)
  • Secondary Logon
  • Superfetch
  • Security Center .
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper (If you are not in a workgroup network)
  • Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service (If you don’t want to use touch keyboard and handwriting features)
  • Windows Defender Service (If you don’t use Windows Defender program)
  • Windows Error Reporting Service
  • Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) (If you don’t have a scanner)
  • Windows Search (If you don’t use Windows Search feature frequently).

I am sure these tips and tricks will help improve your Laptops battery life.

 

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