Every day comes the news of a new device that will revolutionize X market o a powerful device which will supplant the above, but rarely or almost none do we find any news of which improves the autonomy of the devices, As a better battery or a battery that frees us from the connection to the socket. Perhaps the problem is more traumatic when it comes to laptops or smartphones, devices that literally devour batteries. Before this problem Ubuntu has a pretty good system to inform us when the battery life of our laptop will run out or we just have too many applications running and therefore they deplete the life of our battery.
How to check the status of our battery
Canonical incorporated a program that measured the performance of the battery, at its start and after the current charge, this means that when the difference between the two is greater, the battery is more damaged and therefore has a shorter life. . To see it we go to ‘ Control Panel, In the latest versions of Ubuntu is called System Configuration, here we look for the icon of “Energy” and the following image will appear.
Now we look in this list for the line you put “Energy when full” i “Energy.” Normally there is a difference between the figure of the first line and the second, if there is no difference and we have the laptop from a few months ago and even a few years ago, the thing is wrong.
Yes the difference is so huge that some of the figures are closer to zero than the other figure, the battery needs to be changed or depend on the outlet, if the difference is not so great, the more it is advisable to download the classic items that they drain the battery faster.
- brilliance. The brightness of a screen is a great enemy of a battery, both mobile and laptop. In the own System Configuration you can set the brightness and even increase it when the laptop is plugged in.
- Bluetooth. If it comes standard, the bluetooth is another of the big battery eaters, disabling will give you more time for your battery.
- wifi. Who buys a laptop and doesn’t use the internet? Well, the answer is simple, many. Many of us often use the laptop to write or watch movies, if not via streaming, disabling connections is another good method to extend the autonomy of the laptop.
- connections. Another way to work is to use the internet and have several devices connected via usb that what they do is shorten the life of our battery. It is best to use only the necessary connections, that is, avoid using a mouse if you have touch mouse, Try not to connect your smartphone as in addition to passing data to your smartphone try to charge your own battery which decreases that of our laptop.
- Change of components. An alternative to device autonomy is to use modern and more efficient components in energy management. SSDs are an example of this. If we can and have occasion, replacing an HD drive with an SSD will improve the autonomy, weight and noise of our laptop.
Here are some tips to improve the battery life of our batteries. Can you think of any more? We are open to suggestions.
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