The autonomy plays a key role in any computer running wirelessly. It is important for mobiles. But it is also, and a lot, for laptops. Those who regularly work with these devices often control this feature when they decide to purchase one.
But the resources are what they are. And the truth is that many times there is no other option than to be careful and cautious when using the laptop, charging the battery and doing the most accurate maintenance possible. This can help us to maximize and improve the autonomy of our team .
If you have a Lenovo-brand computer, you can follow these tips to enjoy more autonomy. And maximize the useful life of your laptop battery.
1. Control screen brightness and connections
The brightness of the screen is one of the factors that most affects battery consumption. Thus, it is important that you try to regulate the panel lighting if you do not want the autonomy to last very little. Plus, you'll be doing your sight a favor. You can change this in the Settings> Display section .
Wireless connections also work against you. If you want to have more autonomy in your Lenovo laptop, it would be convenient for you to disconnect everything you do not need . Thus, if you plan to work offline, it would be interesting to turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth. If you are not going to use them, you will save a lot of time and energy.
2. Charge the laptop when it is off
To maximize the life of your battery, it is convenient to improve the charging conditions. Whenever you can, try to charge your Lenovo battery when it's off . And to do it with an optimal temperature.
It is advisable to do it in temperate environments, never in environments with temperatures below zero. At the same time, you must remember that the battery should never be completely drained to charge it. Unless you are carrying out a calibration process (we explain it below).
3. Unplug the laptop when the battery is charged
It is a widely held belief. And there are still many users who have doubts in this regard. Is it convenient to unplug the laptop when the battery is already charged? The answer is yes. If a battery is 100% charged, it is recommended to disconnect it.
The problem with the charging process going on is that the lithium battery can keep charging and overheat. If you want to take better advantage of the autonomy of your Lenovo and also want it to last longer, it will be necessary to pay attention to this recommendation.
4. Don't use your Lenovo laptop fully loaded
Studies have shown that a laptop can perform better with a medium load. In other words, for its performance and battery to flourish, it is convenient to maintain it with a charge level between 40 and 60 percent of its capacity. Lithium-ion batteries don't have to work 100 percent, so keeping your equipment charged at that level will be enough.
5. Calibrate the battery often
Have you ever calibrated your Lenovo laptop battery? Well, you should know that it is a procedure that you should do often. But, what does it consist of and why should it be done? There is a problem with battery meters, which cannot recognize the exact amount of charge they have. This happens when we have never made the battery go from 100% to 0%.
You will see that your Lenovo laptop battery is not calibrated if it suddenly goes from 100% to 80% for no apparent reason. Calibrate the battery every two to three months. To do so, it is necessary to fully recharge the battery . Keep your Lenovo connected for two more hours. Then we will use the equipment until it runs out of power completely.
It is convenient to leave the device off for about five more hours , without plugging it in. After this time, it will be necessary to charge it again to 100%.