The Windows 10 OS was announced last year and it was just released on July 29, 2015. The new operating system comes with many new features such as the new Microsoft Edge web browser, which replaces the old Internet Explorer. At the same time, the new operating system brings back the Start Menu button, which was missing the entire time in Windows 8 and many people have asked Microsoft to bring it back.
In case you’ve just installed the new Windows 10 on your laptop and you have some battery issues with it, here are some tips that can help you solve them.
Battery Saver is a new feature that Microsoft has built in its new operating system. They’ve replaced the battery profile and the power management tools that users have used for years. To access the new battery saver, look for the battery icon in the right corner of your taskbar and you will be able to toggle on the left and change how bright your screen is.
The battery saver will try to help you to save the battery life by preventing some application from running in the background and by lowering the brightness of your screen.
We usually connect our smart phones and gadgets to the computer, in order to charge them or to transfer some information. The smartphones, mobile internet modems and other devices will usually waste your battery very fast without you even noticing it. Instead of plugging your mobile devices to your laptop, we suggest you to leave them unplugged if you want to save your laptop’s battery.
Manually lower the brightness on your screen
There are two things that usually eat a lot of battery and those are the processor and the display. The Battery Saver will look after the applications that run in the background, turns them off and it takes care of the brightness of the display.
So, in case you want a better battery life while running Windows 10, you should start by dimming the display on your laptop.
Turn Off Wi-Fi
Another good way to conserve battery is to turn off the Wi-Fi when you are not using it. This way, you will be able to save a lot of battery, as the Wi-Fi connection is usually one of the features that eat a lot of battery. You can turn off the Wi-Fi on your laptop by tapping on the Wi-Fi icon from the taskbar and toggle it from ON to OFF.
Turning off unnecessary programs
Windows Store applications are made in a way to limit the battery use. However, applications such as Photoshop or iTunes are not designed with battery concerns in mind and they are usually using a lot of battery. So, when you are done using an application, close it to save as much battery as you can.