Battery-Saving Tips for Your Laptop

Part of the Laptops For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your laptop is only as good as its battery life. Here are some suggestions to help your laptop battery last as long as possible:

  • Dim the monitor.

  • Mute the speaker.

  • Remove the disc from the optical drive.

  • 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.

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