How to Save Battery on Chromebook: Top 7 Tips:
Although the Chromebook has incredible battery lifeChrome operating system lacks built-in mechanisms (such as battery saver, low power mode, etc.) that help prolong battery life. Still, there are ways to change your Chromebook features and settings to reduce battery usage.
In this article, we’ll cover 7 ways to save battery on your Chromebook. You’ll also learn how to check your Chromebook’s battery status and other useful battery care tips.
1. Lower display brightness and keyboard backlight
Extremely high screen brightness is one of the major causes of battery drain and overheating in gadgets and other battery powered devices. To extend your Chromebook’s battery life, keep the display brightness at the lowest level where the contents of the screen are visible.
Squeeze shine down The key to dimming your Chromebook’s display light. Or, click the notification area and move the brightness slider to the left.
Turning off the keyboard backlight, especially outside or in lit rooms, will also reduce battery consumption. press Alt + shine down Keys to decrease the brightness of the keyboard backlight.
2. Close Unused Browser Tabs
The websites you visit on Chrome and other browsers use up your Chromebook’s CPU resources, memory footprint, and battery life—even when tabs aren’t open. Launch your browser and close web pages or tabs you no longer need. If you don’t want to lose the tab, you can simply bookmark the web page.
To bookmark a webpage on Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, press Ctrl + d or choose star icon Select More in the address bar done.
3. Close Unnecessary Apps
Having too many apps open at once will drain your Chromebook’s battery faster than usual. Close apps you no longer use or no longer need; By doing this the battery consumption will be reduced to a great extent. Tap and hold (or right-click) an app on your Chromebook’s shelf and select close on the context menu.
Alternatively, press show windows Swipe or click the key and app X icon. You can also force-close the app from the Android Preferences menu. Open the Settings app and go to Apps > google play store and click Manage Android Preferences.
Chrome OS will launch a new interface of the Settings app; Choose Apps & Notifications, Choose see all apps And choose the app you want to close.
Choose force stop button and select Okay At the confirmation prompt to close the app.
4. Disable Bluetooth
When you leave Bluetooth enabled at all times, your Chromebook will actively scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. This will take a (negative) toll on your device’s battery life—though its impact is minimal. So, always try to keep Bluetooth disabled unless you need it.
tap battery icon Tap More in the lower-left corner of the screen bluetooth icon to turn it off. Alternatively, head to Adjustment > Bluetooth and toggle Bluetooth.
5. Turn off Wi-Fi when not in use
When you’re not connected to a wireless network, leaving Wi-Fi enabled will cause your Chromebook to continuously roam for available networks. This endless activity also drains your device’s battery. To save battery on your Chromebook, make it a habit to turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not connected to a wireless network.
open to Adjustment app, select Network, And toggle Wi-Fi. Better yet, tap the notification area and tap the Wi-Fi icon.
6. Unplug USB Accessories
Some external devices (such as smartphones, keyboards, mouse, etc.) draw power from your Chromebook’s USB port. To save battery, unplug USB-powered accessories or devices that you are not using.
7. Check Lid Management Settings
Go to Chrome OS Settings and make sure your Chromebook is configured for sleep when you close the lid. Otherwise, the screen will stay on and your Chromebook’s battery will drain in the background.
Go to your Chromebook’s power management menu (Adjustment > device > Power) and toggle on the option “Sleep when cover is off”. Additionally, make sure the idle options for “while charging” and “when the battery is on” are set to either sleep or turn off display.
While both options help reduce battery usage, setting your Chromebook to sleep when inactive Save more battery life Instead of just turning off the display.
How Strong Is Your Chromebook Battery?
If your Chromebook’s battery continues to experience unusual activity even after performing the battery-saving tips mentioned above, it could be a sign of a damaged (or malfunctioning) battery. Follow the steps below to use Crosh—Chrome OS’s command shell environment—to check your Chromebook’s battery status, discharge rate, and other battery-related metrics.
1. Press Control + Alt + t To launch Crosh from the Chromebook desktop or within any app. This will open a new Chrome tab where you can access the Chrome OS shell.
2. Type or Paste battery_test press more in terminal recorded.
3. Pay attention to the figure “Battery health”.
Generally, an 80% rating (or above) indicates a healthy battery. If the battery status is below 80%, you may need to replace the Chromebook’s battery. Contact your Chromebook manufacturer To check the battery of your device.
Another way to confirm whether your Chromebook’s battery is in good condition is to check its cycle count—the number of times you empty your Chromebook’s battery before it’s fully charged. type or paste battery_firmware information Press More in Chrome OS Shell recorded.
Note the figure in the “Bicycle count” row.
Typical lithium-based batteries take about 300-500 charge cycles to complete their lifespan, that is, before their capacity decreases.
Chromebook Battery Care Tips
A healthy battery is a healthy Chromebook. In addition to the above recommendations, the following exercises will help you make the best use of your Chromebook’s battery.
1. Use Authentic Charging Accessories
Charging your Chromebook with off-brand or counterfeit accessories will drain the battery faster. Even worse, knockoff charging accessories can damage your Chromebook’s battery and other hardware components in the long run.
Make sure you’re using only those charging accessories (adapters, cables, etc.) that are out-of-the-box with your Chromebook. If you lose your charger, purchase a compatible replacement from an authorized outlet. Likewise, make sure you don’t plug your Chromebook into a faulty power outlet. This can damage your charging accessories and batteries; use surge protector, if you have a.
2. Keep your Chromebook in a quiet environment
research shows that Overheat devices lose battery charge quickly Compared to devices stored in cool atmospheric conditions. Avoid leaving your Chromebook in a hot environment for long periods of time—such as direct sunlight, a hot car, or near heating vents. Doing so quickly drains the battery, even when you’re not using your Chromebook.
Save your Chromebook battery
Generally, saving battery on Chromebooks revolves around throwing away the things (apps, external accessories, keyboard backlight, browser tabs, etc.) that you can do without. If you still experience battery drain issues, restart your Chromebook or update it to the latest Chrome OS (go here Adjustment > About Chrome OS > check for updates)
Additionally, locking your Chromebook when it’s not in use is a great way to save battery. Close the lid or hold down the power button and select lock. Better yet, turn it off if you won’t use it for very long.
If all troubleshooting techniques fail and battery drain problems persist, Power-Washing (Read: Factory-Resetting) Your Chromebook Can fix the problem. However, before doing so, contact your Chromebook manufacturer or visit the nearest service center.