A standard laptop battery easily lasts a couple of months if you use it to the extreme or even upto 4-5years if taken care of properly.
Today I'm going to share with you all a few tips that I've learned over the years through personal experiences and implementations.
How to increase Laptop battery lifeUse External Power source– Connecting your laptop to a wall power outlet is the easiest and safest way by which you can preserve the much valuable battery life. Put your laptop on charge whenever and wherever possible. This puts your machine on the AC current rather than the battery pack, if you use heavy applications like Maya, Auto Cad, After effects or even gaming its adviced that you avoid using the battery for your power needs.
Keep it Cool – Heat is the gravest enemy of any computing device especially if its a laptop whose components are closely packed. Use a cooling pad / laptop cooler or keep your laptop in a position that all the air vents are perfectly opened and there is no obstruction to block them. Keeping it on a hard surface is advisable and keep cleaning the vents of any dust at regular intervals. You may visit here for a few tips on how to keep your laptop cool.
Optimize the Power Profile – Every Operating System has a power management option, for instance in Windows you can go to Control Panel\System and Security\Power Options and choose the power profile of your choice. Choosing the 'Balanced' mode is preferable.
Nowadays laptops come with discrete GPUs or Graphic Cards that have their own graphic drivers like the AMD engine vision control for AMD and repectively for Nvidia as well. Optimize their power options from the respective drivers.
Remove Battery when not needed –Many times we don't carry our laptop with us for a while especially while going on a vacation or something like that. Before you do that make sure that you have discharged your laptop battery to a 50% level and below the 70% mark.
Now remove the battery pack and store it separately in a cool dry place, its a myth that you can store a 100% charged battery without causing any harm to it.
This way you'll increase the laptop battery life as well make you laptop safe from any spillage or leakage that might have accidentally occurred.
These are a few simple points that if kept in mind will definitely increase your Laptop's battery life. If you have any queries or suggestions for improvement then do leave a comment below.