One of the most important aspects of mobile devices is the battery backup. The more the sophisticated devices are becoming the bigger the challenge of having a longer battery life is getting. Sometimes it gets very inconvenient when you have something important to finish on your laptop and you are not carrying the charger with you. At other times you may be carrying the charger but you may not have access to the power source. Keeping a spare battery could also be inconvenient as well as expensive. The solution to these problems is a longer battery life of your laptop or other computing devices. This is how you can optimize the battery backup of your laptops.
If You Are Not Using Internet, Turn Wireless Network Off
We have a habit of keeping the wireless network on all the time. In fact once we turn it on we forget that it is on and do not turn it off. Many times people prefer to keep it on because it is inconvenient to keep switching it on and off. Perhaps you did not know that when wireless network is on it is continuously looking for Wi-Fi or other wireless networks and eats up significant amount of power on your laptop. It will be a good idea to get into the habit of turning wireless network off whenever you have not connected internet wirelessly. Turn it off especially when the charger is not plugged in and you are running your laptop on battery power.
Keep Your Hard Drive Defragmented
Perhaps you did not know that a fragmented hard drive uses more power than a defragmented drive. This is because when the drive is fragmented your computer has to put in more efforts to locate the files and the processor has to do more work. Therefore, the power consumption is higher. If you defragment your hard drive the files will be arranged in an orderly manner. Defragmentation will not only improve the speed of your computer significantly, it will also reduce the power consumption.
Hibernate Or Shut Down Your Laptop Instead Of Standby
When your laptop is not connected to power and is running on battery it is better that you either shut it down or hibernate it instead of leaving it on the standby mode. The reason is very simple. When your laptop is in the standby mode it is still on and the power is still being consumed. If you leave your laptop on standby mode for a longer period of time power will get depleted.
Reduce The Brightness Of The Screen
While using the laptop reducing the brightness of the screen will save the battery power considerably. When the environmental brightness is high you will not be able to work with the reduced screen brightness. However in the normal room environment you can always work with reduced brightness. Less brightness will not only save the power it will also be good for your eyes.
There are many other ways to optimize the battery life of your laptop. Keep the Bluetooth turned off when you don’t need it. While working if you need to get off and come back to the laptop frequently you may not be able to shut it down all the time, but you can keep it on the standby mode.