Look after you laptop battery and it’ll live longer.

Battery health: How do you keep it in optimal shape?

Modern work life without a laptop is a thought that you only need to consider now and then when you have an hour’s worth of work to do… but only 30 mins left on your laptop battery. Nightmare.

Don’t get stuck with a low battery during a crucial meeting or presentation. With some know-how, you can extend your laptop battery’s lifespan and keep it running optimally for years.

Understanding your battery is critical. Most laptops today rely on lithium-ion batteries with finite charge cycles. A charge cycle equals a full discharge from 0% to 100%, and each cycle diminishes the battery’s capacity.

The main rule is to avoid fully discharging it whenever possible, not letting the battery run out entirely.

Optimal Power Settings

Hibernation mode is your friend – it kicks in before your battery hits rock bottom. And don’tdon’t forget to activate Battery Saver mode, a godsend for preserving power when your battery is running on fumes.

Next, it’s time to declutter. Close background apps and say goodbye to unnecessary power drains. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use and dim screen brightness to conserve energy.

But what about charging etiquette? Contrary to popular belief, plugging your laptop won’twon’t harm your battery – modern devices are more intelligent than you think. Just steer clear of extreme temperatures and don’tdon’t let your battery dip below 20% where possible.

When you go on holiday, put your laptop away with around a 50% charge. 

Stay on top of software updates. New patches and upgrades can optimise performance and minimise energy consumption, giving your battery a new lease of life.

We help businesses in Staffordshire and Cheshire get the most from their devices for as long as possible. If we can do the same for you, get in touch.