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10 Tips to prolong your battery life

While laptops are very convenient to carry around and complete various tasks on the go be it for professional or individual purposes, it might be very annoying when your device's battery dies out right in the middle of it.

So, we will share top 10 tips with you that you can implement and prolong your laptop's battery for much longer.

1.Lower your screen's brightness. Simple as that. One of the most important steps is to dim the screen as the brightness eats up the energy very easily. The screen brightness button is usually located as a second function of one of the F keys, and is represented by a little sun symbol with up and down icons.

2.Adjust power settings. You can switch to Best Performance when plugged in which will make your experience more efficient and pleasant. If you are on the move, then turn on Saver Mode as it will optimise the energy saving settings for you.

3.Wi-Fi off! Even if your device is not connected to Wi-Fi, it will suck the power out as it constantly looks for networks. All new laptops have a special button to switch off Wi-Fi, but some older ones might not. Just go to Control Panel, access the Network Connections menu and disable your wireless connection manually.

4.Turn off external devices. USB stick, mouse, webcam, speaker take up a lot of power because your motherboard has to power them and it will eventually drain out all the power very quickly.

5.Eject disk drives. Having spinning disks inside your laptop is also a big liability for your laptop's performance. Simply eject the disk to save some valuable minutes.

6.Upgrade to 8 or 12 cell battery. Most laptops come with a 6-cell battery which is enough if you are mediocre user. But if you use your laptop throughout the day, then you should upgrade to a much more advanced battery which can double the battery life.

7.Disable unnecessary features. Simply get rid off the functionalities that you do not need at the time of using your device. If you are a Windows user, then you can simply turn off Windows Aero.

8.Lithium-Ion batteries. Lithium-Ion batteries don't need a complete discharge but also you should use a battery once you've charged it. If you have a spare one you keep topped up, use that instead of your main regularly.

9.Increase your RAM's capability. You should think about getting more virtual memory as your laptop is trying to run all memory-intensive apps and software. Although, we should note that having more memory will require more power.

10.Avoid installing software from disks. Try to use disks as less as possible. Installing apps and software directly from disks will require a lot of battery power and can diminish the power in a very short time, especially if you are not plugged in.

If your laptop is still draining out all the battery power after using the tips above, we recommend you bring your device to our experts here at Computer Being. We will take a closer look and advise you on how to improve your laptop's battery performance at a reasonable price. 

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