Caring for your battery in windows


Whether you're still running Windows 10 or just upgraded lớn Windows 11, you can check the health of your laptop's battery by generating a Windows battery report.

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For this task, you will need Windows PowerShell, a built-in command line tool you may have never used before. The easiest way lớn access it is to lớn right-click on the Start icon & select Windows PowerShell (Admin)from the menu that appears. A pop-up window may ask for permission khổng lồ make changes to lớn your device; say yes.


The blue PowerShell command window will appear, allowing you to enter commands khổng lồ automate certain tasks within Windows 10. Enterpowercfg /batteryreport /output "C:attery-report.html"into the window and press Enter to run the command.


PowerShell will then tell you the name of the generated battery life report HTML file và where it has been saved on your computer. In this case, it is called battery-report.html & it has been saved lớn the C drive. You can now safely close PowerShell.


Open tệp tin Explorer & access the C drive. There you should find the battery life report saved as an HTML file. Double-click the tệp tin to xuất hiện it in your default web browser.

Generate Battery Report in Windows 11


The process works similarly in Windows 11. Right-click on the Start icon, but now you will select Windows Terminal (Admin) instead. Click Yes when the pop-up window asks for permission khổng lồ make changes khổng lồ your device.


This will mở cửa Windows Terminal, a tabbed terminal emulator that can run PowerShell, Command Prompt, & other command-line programs. PowerShell will be xuất hiện by default, so enterpowercfg /batteryreport /output "C:attery-report.html"into the window and press Enter to run the command.


Once the command is entered, PowerShell will tell you the name of the generated battery life report and where it has been saved on your computer. You can see here that it is named battery-report.html and is saved khổng lồ the C drive. You can now close Windows Terminal.


Open tệp tin Explorer and click the OS (C:) entry under This PC. The battery report will be saved in this folder as an HTML file. Double-click to mở cửa the file in your default web browser.

View the Battery Report

The report will outline the health of your máy vi tính battery, how well it has been doing, và how much longer it might last. At the đứng top of the battery report, you will see basic information about your computer, followed by the battery"s specs.

UnderRecent Usage, take note of each time the máy tính ran on battery power or was attached to AC power. Every drain over the last three days is tracked in theBattery Usagesection. You can also get a full history of the battery"s usage under theUsage Historysection.

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TheBattery Capacity Historysection shows how the capacity has changed over time. On the right is kiến thiết Capacity, or how much the battery was designed khổng lồ handle. On the left, you can see the current full-charge capacity of your laptop"s battery, which will likely decline over time the more you use your device.


This leads us lớn theBattery Life Estimatessection. On the right, you"ll see how long it should last based on kiến thiết capacity; on the left, you"ll see how long it"s actually lasting. A current, final battery-life estimation is at the bottom of the report. In this case, my PC would last 6:02:03 at thiết kế capacity, but will currently hold out for 4:52:44.


If you don"t lượt thích what your battery report has lớn say, these easy tips can help you squeeze longer battery life out of your current laptop.

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