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How to Improve Your Gaming Laptop’s Battery Life

How to Improve Your Gaming Laptop's Battery Life

Have you experienced leaving behind the charger for your gaming laptop? It can be annoying, especially if you want to play your favorite games but don’t want them to end up being a waste of time because your laptop runs out of battery life before you finish playing for the day. Fortunately, there are several tips that will help keep your gaming laptop’s battery healthy and running longer than ever before.

1 – Lower the screen brightness.

The brightness setting is the most power-hungry setting. It’s also the one that you may have never even thought about changing on your laptop, but it can make a big difference to your battery life.

To lower the screen brightness:

  • Use the lowest brightness setting that is still comfortable for your eyes (or use a stand if possible). For example, if you have to sit in front of a desk for work or school, installing an external monitor will allow you to raise up from that desk and use both hands while still seeing what’s going on onscreen. This way, there are no distractions from having an eye at all times looking at something other than what we’re doing right now!

2 – Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help you save battery life. To turn them off, follow these steps:

  • Press the “F2” key at the start of your computer’s boot process or hold down Shift + F2 if Windows is already running. When prompted, choose “Troubleshoot” from the menu that appears on the screen.

3 – Disable the keyboard backlight.

If you’re playing a game that requires lots of keyboard and mouse usage, it’s possible to get plugged into your computer for hours. If this is the case, then it’s important to turn off the keyboard backlight in order to save energy when not in use. To do so:

  • Press Windows + I (or Apple + Command) simultaneously on your laptop or desktop PC’s keyboard.
  • Select “Power Options” from the resulting menu.
  • Toggle off “Turn on Laptop display.”

4 – Change the battery mode and tweak the performance settings.

If you’re experiencing low battery life, it’s important to change the power settings on your laptop to high performance. This will ensure that all of the energy-hungry components are running at full speed and won’t be bogged down by other tasks.

The next thing you’ll want to do is tweak your performance settings, so they’re set up for optimal gaming performance instead of standard use. You can do this by opening Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings… Then select the High-Performance plan from “Set your preferred power plan.” If those options aren’t available on your computer, then try setting it manually instead by following these steps:

5 – Avoid the battery from draining out too much.

When you’re not using your laptop, it’s best to keep it plugged in. Leave the power cord unplugged when possible, and avoid leaving your laptop on overnight or longer than necessary. If you have to leave the house for a while and are going to be away from an outlet, make sure that at least one of your devices is plugged into an electrical socket with enough voltage for its needs (e.g., a cell phone charger).

6 – Unplug the laptop for a while.

If you have a laptop that is plugged in, make sure it’s not being used. This can be done by unplugging the charger or cable from your computer and letting it sit for a while. You may need to do this when you’re not using your gaming laptop as well—some people just leave them on all the time and forget they’re not being charged!

If you have an external battery pack that plugs into one of two USB ports on either side of your laptop (or if there are two separate outputs), then unplugging one output will stop power flowing through both ports at once. This helps prevent draining down batteries faster than normal due to overuse–and also means less stress on internal components like memory modules because they aren’t constantly getting used up by charging devices like phones too frequently.”

7 – Do not overcharge your laptop or leave it plugged in for long hours.

If this is your first time playing a game on a laptop, you’ll likely be tempted to keep it plugged in. But try not to do that—the battery will last longer if you only charge it when needed.

If possible, set up your gaming laptop with its own power supply so that it doesn’t need an outlet nearby at all times. This helps conserve energy and extend the life of both batteries and chargers, which are often made from plastic or other materials that can degrade over time if they’re exposed too often (or even just left dormant).

Don’t leave laptops plugged in overnight: Leaving them plugged into AC power overnight may cause damage if there isn’t enough ventilation around the device; don’t forget about this one! Also, avoid leaving them overnight if possible because this can drain valuable charge from the battery—and we all know how important having enough juice for those long gaming sessions is!

Don’t leave them charging unattended either; this could lead down another path toward premature failure due to overheating caused by excessive heat buildup from constant use, even during short periods. You should always make sure someone else knows where exactly each piece belongs when traveling home after work/school, so no damage occurs either way.”


These tips should help you get the most out of your gaming laptop’s battery life. If you want to read more tips, check out our article on how to save power while using your laptop.

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