Tips and help with maximizing your laptop battery life

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Laptop batteryBelow are suggestions and tips that can be followed to help improve and maximize the overall life of your laptops battery.

Full initial charge

After purchasing a new laptop or battery for your laptop, we recommend that the battery be charged for no less than 24-hours. A 24-hour charge makes sure the battery is fully charged and helps with the batteries life expectancy. Once it is fully charged, you should not discharge it fully, if possible.

Remove battery if not in use for a long period

If you are mostly using the laptop while it is plugged into a wall outlet, keep the battery out of the computer.

If you do not plan on using your laptop for more than a month the battery should be removed from the computer, even if it is kept off.

After putting the battery back in after it has not been used we suggest fully charging it before letting it run off the battery again.

Fully discharge and recharge

If your battery is not a Li-ion battery, we recommend that you fully discharge and recharge your battery at least once every month.

Avoid extreme temperatures

Not only is it good for your battery but it is also for your laptop to keep it out of extreme hot or cold temperatures. For example, do not leave your laptop in your car during a hot summer day.

Clean the contacts

Clean your laptop battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol every few months.