Whether you have upgraded With Windows 11 on an existing laptop or you have Windows 11 pre-installed, Microsoft promises that its latest operating system will give you more time to charge than ever before.
However, each software update brings its own initial issues and bugs and you can get less than stellar battery life on your Windows 11 laptop right now. The good news is that you can make some changes to get more life out of your laptop battery. Some of these are new to Windows 11 and some are carried from Windows 10, but there is a difference between them.
Keep your laptop updated
It’s hard to overstate the importance of keeping your operating system up to date, especially when it comes to a new-fang like Windows 11. Updates will patch security loopholes, improve performance, add new features, and – importantly for our purposes – make the software run more efficiently, reducing how much energy it uses.
From Windows 11 Settings, click Windows Update Windows 11 will automatically take care of updates for you to see if any updates are available (and if any, to install them), and you can manage how it works by clicking Advanced options (Allows you to set when Windows allows updates and more to be installed.)
Use battery saver
Windows 11 has its own battery saver mode, which you can find by opening the Windows 11 settings screen and selecting Method And Power and battery. This dialog is a must if you want to see the current state of your laptop’s battery and how fast it is depleting over time.
Click Battery saver To turn it on manually and set when it automatically kicks (when your battery is at 10 percent or 20 percent, for example.) In this mode, Windows 11 slows syncing for items like email and calendar and limits how busy the application is. Maybe when you are not actively using them.
Reduce the power draw of the display
Your laptop’s screen is responsible for draining a lot of built-in batteries, and there are several ways you can reduce this drain. From Windows 11 Settings, click Method Then Display: Under Brightness You can dim the screen as well as enable a battery saving mode that automatically optimizes the brightness of the screen.
Another way to reduce the power draw of the display is to turn it off often. From Settings, select Method, Power and battery, And Curtains and sleep: You can choose how long the operating system will wait idle before the display is turned off, when it is out of battery power and when it is connected to the mains.
Make Windows 11 darker
There is some controversy about how dark visuals make a difference to overall battery life, but Microsoft has listed it as a battery-saving tip, so we’re going to include it here. Again, this time the idea is to limit the amount of energy the display is using by using dark shades instead of bright and vibrant colors.
Open Windows 11 settings and select Personalization: You can click Background To change the wallpaper to something darker; You can click Color To switch between light and dark modes for Windows; And you can click Theme To change almost every part of the Windows 11 interface (you will notice that some themes are darker than others.)