Saturday, April 9, 2011

How to increase your Laptop's Battery's Life?

However you will get guarantee from the laptop manufacturer about the battery life, which varies from 12-18 months. But battery can stop working or reduce its run-time even before the guarantee period. We can increase the battery life of a laptop by taking some simple measurement while working with laptop.

Below are the few tips to increase the laptop battery life.

1. Avoid frequent discharge of battery because it puts strain on lithium-ion battery. Best practice is recharge your battery before it gets discharge to 40% level.

2. Avoid keeping fully charged battery at high temperature (specially for nickel-based batteries). For instance if you have kept your laptop inside hot car.

3. Voltage level to which batteries are charged plays important role in battery life. So use the appropriate adapter for your laptop while recharging.

4. If you have additional battery and want to use in later stage then Keep your battery at 40% charge level for prolong storage.

5. Screen of a laptop consumes significant amount of energy. If you do not want maximum brightness then decrease the screen brightness to save power. Adjust screen resolution. Check the OS for settings.
(Go to options > Display > Display properties > Settings)

6. WiFi and Bluetooth also use significant amount of power, so switch them off if not using.

7. Manage the optimum power scheme for your laptop. There are number of power saving plans in Window XP. These can be done by choosing right power options in control panel.

8. Laptop power scheme can be changed by choosing Control Panel > Power Options. Choose the option "Max. Battery". You can set the time to turn-off monitor, hard disk and system standby. After selecting a power scheme you click Ok button to finish the process.

9. Defragment your hard drive regularly. Defragmentation puts less strain on hard drive and so on the battery. Defragmention arrange the data more efficiently resulting hardrd drive works less.

10. Stop running unnecessary programs in background. Monitor them using ‘Ctrl-Alt-Del’  command which opens Window task manager and kill the unnecessary programs.

11. DVD/CD drives are more power consuming as compared to    hard drive, so avoid excessive use of DVD drive.

12. Avoid charging other device such as iPod, USB from your laptop     battery.
13. Regularly clean the battery’s metal contact. This makes the efficient power transfer from battery.

14. Avoid multitasking

15. Turn off auto save function in MS-word and Excell. Autosave  function makes hard drive work more and so the battery.

16. Manage the speaker sound.

17. Switch off screen saver

18. Change the desktop appearance to Window Classic. In vista Desktop>preferences>ViewColor>Appearance>Window classic. For XP Display>Theme> Window Classic.

19. Increasing RAM also decrease the dependency on virtual memory which is by default hard disk memory. Increasing RAM also consumes more power but overall shaves power.

Avoid the memory effect

  Older Ni-MH batteries have memory effect problem. Memory effects are actually the loss of battery charge when they are repeatedly charged after being only partially charged. This can be avoided by discharging the battery completely and then fully recharging it. On the other hand Li-Ion batteries have no such problems of memory effect. It means whether you partially discharge it or recharge, there is no issue with Li-Ion batteries.


  1. aside from opening it and replacing the batt's in it (VERY RISKY) AND DANGEROUS just get a new batt. NOT from dell they charge way to much , look on-line for your Dell Inspiron 1545 and put battery in the search and you will find may of them

  2. shame new batterys are soo expensive.

  3. Really good post but the most company launching the battery and warranty. So How to choosing a good laptop battery. 

  4. nice tips. and to add to your list, put your laptop to sleep when its idle.

  5. Not the right answer? Try Yahoo! Search

  6. 1. 2 hours is about the norm. Some laptops can get up to 5 hours. It
    depends on how much power saver settings you have enabled. Running the
    processor/monitor brightness at full capacity will easily cut down the
    battery life by half if not more.

  7. good information about laptop battery.i also suffered this problems.thanks.

  8. Ultra portable, small and light-weight (2-5 LB) laptops typically offer long battery life and are a great choice for frequent travelers.Usually screen savers consume more power.. better we can turn off it for better battery life.

  9. Don't use the computer for a too long time,then we can save the battery life.

  10. I live in karachi, i want to know what is the battery life for UPS
    batteries for house UPS, which operates fans, tubelights, energy savers,
    TV.. Some battery shops says it ran max 1.5 years. My
    uncle(switzerland) did not agree on this, he says a battery on can ran
    60 months.

  11. All the tips are very helpful for a laptop user.It will definitely save lot of energy and will help laptop to work longer.I really enjoyed it...

  12. I recently bought a Macbook and have never owned a laptop before. I'm not sure
    how long laptop batteries typically last...but mine seems to be dying fast; or
    maybe I'm just used to the PC.

  13. The post is very informative and useful for me...thanks

  14. I am totally enjoyed with the nice feedback here. Some of the
    outstanding and speechless stuff you have posted here. I must say
    thanks. Awesome work!

  15. All the tips are very helpful for a laptop user.It will definitely save lot of energy and will help laptop to work longer.I really enjoyed it...


  16. A better care of the battery can increase the life of that battery.Mostly the life of the  battery of a laptop gets decreased over time due to excess charging of battery..

  17. i have a laptop and every time i use i plug it n, because it saves the laptops'
    battery form having to be used everytime i want to get on. so your laptop
    battery will last longer if you plug it in while your using it.

  18. It doesn't hurt to unplug your laptop
    occasionally and let it run off batteries. It actually helps it. I had a laptop
    once that I ALWAYS left plugged in, when I finally did unplug it, the battery
    could only keep the computer on for 10-15 minutes.

  19. very use full post for me because i want to this information because i want to improve my battery life. thanks for sharing this information.

  20. currently i am using accer laptop and than i purchase my laptop than battery backup was 3.5 hours but now after one year backup is 1 hours than why is this low backup. 

  21. i will try your point for long battery backup because i have many problem for my battery i laptop battery is two year old and his backup is only one hours.

  22. This post is very useful for the laptop users because it has many tips to increase the laptop's battery life.

  23. it's my mean that every one one know these point points but these are not follow because some points are not in habit but points are very helpful for saving battery backup.

  24. Ilaptop battery is two year old and his backup is only one hours.

  25. I have a ThinkPad and unfortunately, I have kept in plugged in an
    electrical outlet all day. I have since learned that hurts my battery's
    life. If I allow the battery to discharge and

  26. this
    post is more use full for me because i want to increase my battery life
    currently my battery life is one hours so it will be so good for my
    laptop batery.

  27. great post because i have to improve my batery backup my battery backup is only one hours now i can improve it up to three hours and your post is so good for every laptop operator.

  28. these tips are more use full for all laptop users because every user has to face this problem and now he can use these tips of increasing your battery life.

  29. you have define 19 points about increase the life of battery but it's my mean that if only 9 points are use than we can also do it.

  30. You can save battery power by using the built-in battery saving modes
    and by following good notebook battery-saving practices. And regarding
    your problem, i woulld like you to check out the below site,

  31. Ultra mobile, little and light-weight (2-5 LB) laptops typically offer long battery life and are a exceedingly fantastic choice for frequent travelers.sometimes screen savers consume more power.. better we can turn off it for better battery life. 

  32. phoenix seo companyNovember 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    We should be charge carefully & also see the thing which could be no harmful for battery life.

  33. phoenix seo companyDecember 7, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    great tips for saving the battery life of the laptop the most of the lappi people suffer the problem related to this.


  35. You have shared some nice and valuable informaton about the laptop batteries.Some good points are added by you that is really informative and helpful for those person who charged whole day their laptop battery.That is the main reason by which batteries have down and have to purchase a new battery that is quite expensive.

  36. http://www.digitalwebinfotech.February 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    nice information about battery life shared by you.i want to use this technique for my laptop.Thanks again for such a nice blog..

  37. best web solution

  38. Yes this is the thought which I have need to make a long life of my laptop battery. Thanks for give such thought which I have need more !!

  39. Can I use these process with old dell company other like vista is not present in my lapi so which can I use same process with win3 also ?

  40. Happy Valentines Day 2015February 7, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Don't charge the battery frequently, instead charge it when the % become below 10. I will increase the battery life when practiced long time.
    But does Changing the desktop appearance to Window Classic will affect the battery backup?

    Waiting for your reply.


If you like,put a genuine comment.Its always appreciated.