Tips to Prolong Your Laptop Battery Life

Tips to Prolong Your Laptop Battery Life

It’s so frustrating to get work done on your laptop if it’s constantly alerting you that your battery is running low. If you’re not near an outlet, then it's even more frustrating because that means it will die soon and you won’t be able to get the work done that you wanted to. So, what can you do?

Did you know that leaving your battery drained can damage your battery in the long run? Always make sure to keep your laptop battery charged so that you can extend its life. Laptop batteries aren’t invincible. They start to deteriorate after just the first use. As time passes, the ions do not flow efficiently from the anode to the cathode, which reduces the life of the battery. If you continuously leave your battery plugged in all the time that can be bad for the life of your battery too. You can’t really overcharge a battery but it puts a strain on the battery when you never unplug it. So, find a healthy balance. Charge the battery to its fullest capacity and then turn off your laptop and store it for the next use. Just be sure to update your computer before you use it if you aren’t regularly using it because you may be missing important updates.

The best ways to prolong the life of your laptop battery are to never let it get completely drained and leave it that way for a period of time. Do not expose your battery to extremely low or high temperatures. If you can, charge your battery at a lower voltage than it suggests. If you are going to be using your battery for a longer period while it’s plugged in, remove the battery because if it’s plugged in it generates heat that can damage it. If you’re going to be putting your laptop in storage for more than a few days be sure that it’s charged to at least 50 percent and then remove the battery. These precautions will help you extend the life of your laptop's battery so that you don’t have to purchase a new one in a short time.