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Battery-Saving Tips for Your Laptop

By Dan Gookin

Part of Laptops For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Perhaps the most vital tips that will be of help with your laptop concern your battery. Here are some suggestions to make your laptop battery last as long as possible:

  • Dim the screen.

  • Mute the speaker.

  • Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

  • Run only necessary programs.

  • Set a solid-color desktop.

  • Enable low-battery warnings.

  • Use a spare battery.

  • Close unused programs.

  • Customize the power management scheme.