Ten Tips To Make Your Notebook Battery With Windows 10 Last Longer

Windows 10 offers tools to help with the notebook's battery life. The measures seek to increase the productivity of Microsoft's operating system and enable more independent use of the computer. You can customize power usage per application, reduce email synchronization, and optimize video playback. Other, lesser known tips are also indicated: darker screen backgrounds and the laptop lid closed, to suspend use.

Here are ten tips to make the notebook battery running Windows 10 last longer and ensure your notebook runs all day long without having to stay connected to the power.

Seven tips to free up space on your Windows PC

Windows 10 offers tweaks to make notebook battery last longer

1. Screen suspension

By staying for a while without touching the notebook, it is best to automatically switch to standby mode. In this case, the shorter the time to activate the mode, the longer the battery should last. So, set how many minutes the screen should turn off and the computer to be suspended. The recommendation is for both when plugged in and using battery power independently.

To set, go to "Settings"> "System"> "Power and standby". There are four options to choose from, with intervals between 1 minute and 5 hours.

Under Settings> System choose how long you want to adjust the suspension in Windows 10

2. Power modes

One of the new features in Windows 10 is the option to switch between power modes. Through a line to slide to the ideal point, it is possible to configure the notebook to work between "better battery life" and "higher performance."

To make the adjustment, click the taskbar or battery icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Slide the bookmark to the setting you want. The further to the left, the less brightness will be activated to avoid the expense of the load.

Use the battery icon to adjust the notebook power mode with Windows 10

3. Battery Saving Mode

A very useful feature, activated by default in Windows 10 and that can also be adjusted, is the "Battery Saving" mode. The feature turns off email synchronization, push notifications, and places applications in the background. In addition, it reduces screen brightness automatically if you prefer.

To change the percentage of battery in which the mode should be enabled or disabled, go to "Settings"> "System"> "Battery". Once the load reaches the set point, the functions will be turned off to optimize the time until the notebook runs out of power.

Choose how many percent of the battery you want to save in Windows 10

4. Battery usage per application

Just like in the previous tip, under "Settings"> "System"> "Battery" you can also define the battery usage per application. When you make the adjustment, Windows reduces the work of each app as soon as the system automatically sets when to put the program in the background.

To customize by software, click on "Battery usage per application" below the notebook charge indication number. Set whether you want to see the amount of power used by the apps in the last hours or week and with the data, choose which program you want to keep Windows running on.

Battery usage can be customized per application in Windows 10

5. Decrease screen brightness

Although it sounds simple, many users may forget how much the screen brightness can help with the battery, as well as avoid weariness after long hours on the computer. To change you can use three paths, the simplest are the keys of the notebook pre-configured to increase or decrease the brightness. Usually the buttons are between F1 and F12 and are indicated by the symbol of a sun.

If you do not find the keys, you can make the adjustment in "Settings"> "System"> "Video"> "Change brightness". In the battery icon, in the lower right corner of the screen, you can also set the intensity between 0 and 100%, indicated in the image below.

You can change the brightness using the Setup> System menu or the battery icon in the Windows 10 taskbar

6. Notebook cover closed

Normally used only during transport or by staying too long away from the notebook to maintain privacy, the laptop lid can also help in battery saving. To do this, go to "Settings"> "System"> "Power and standby"> "Additional power settings".

On the page that opens, click on the left side of the menu under "Choosing the lid closure function". That way, always when the part goes down, the system will go into sleep mode automatically.

Closed notebook lid can also be used to save battery in Windows 10

7. Video Optimization

Another detail that can drain the notebook battery is the playback of videos. To do this, Windows 10 allows you to adjust the power usage for this function when the computer is not plugged in.

Go to "Settings"> "Applications"> "Video Playback". Slide the screen to "Battery options" and under "When watching movies and videos with battery power", select "Optimization for battery life". It is also possible, in the same flap, to allow the movie to be reproduced at a lower resolution to save the load.

Choose to optimize battery life when playing videos in Windows 10 in the Setup> Applications

8. Email Synchronization

An application that usually spends a lot of battery power when the notebook is not connected is the email because it searches for new information at all times. If you do not need this uninterrupted update, you can change the frequency or check the messages only when you want.

Under "Settings"> "Accounts"> "Email accounts and application" choose which account to configure and click "Manage" to change the mail synchronization setting. You can determine the mailbox check every 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. Also available is the option to download new emails manually - best suited to save the battery.

Manage each email account to download messages as long as you prefer in Windows 10

9. Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or use Airplane Mode

When you do not need to connect to any network, the best option is to activate "Airplane Mode" or turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi individually. To do this, open the Windows 10 taskbar by clicking the icon in the lower right corner of the screen and selecting "Airplane Mode". If you want to turn off Bluetooth only, go to "Settings"> "Devices"> "Bluetooth and others".

Some notebooks also offer physical keys to disable and activate networks. Normally they are installed between the F1 and F12 buttons and bring drawings according to the function.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be disabled in Settings or through Airplane Mode in Windows 10

10. Use dark screens

Perhaps the least known hint for making the notebook battery last longer is the use of dark screens. When choosing shades with less brightness, the pixels do not need to light up as much as the lighter, near-white images, and thus save energy.

To change the background screen in Windows 10 go to "Settings"> "Customization"> "Background Screen". The Microsoft system offers some solid image or color alternatives. The photo can also be defined through the computer files.

Dark screens can also make the battery last longer in Windows 10

Extra: Turn off keyboard backlighting

On some notebooks, keyboards come with backlights to aid in nighttime or dark environments. Despite typing assistance, the function also uses a lot of battery power and can be turned off when it is not needed. To do this, look for a button between the buttons that turns off the light, or search through the Windows Mobility Center to customize the feature.

How to activate the admin user in Windows 10? Discover in the Forum.

- We tested Windows 10