Skip to main content

Turn Off Battery Usage By Apps

If you own a laptop and carry It around from one place to the next, obviously you'll need to maximize the duration of the battery. You may find that on some occasions, the battery dies quickly whilst It's just sitting there In Idle mode. That's because every program or app that's running In the background, consumes power- In this case, your "battery". Well, you can control exactly which apps can run In the background, and I'll show you how It's done.

Hidden In the PC Settings feature on Windows 10, Is the "Battery usage by app", which displays actively running apps and the amount of resources they're consuming. What we're Interested In here, Is to disable apps that are affecting the life of your laptop's battery. The process Is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse, so without further delay, let's see how It's done.

Step One:
Open the Search bar, enter "settings" (no quotes) and click on the "Settings App" at the top.

Step Two:
In the search bar at the top, enter "battery" (again without quotes), and select "See which apps are affecting your battery life".

Step Three:
You will now see a list of apps actively running, as well as their consumption of your system's resources.

Step Four:
For the purpose of this guide, I've decided not to allow "Cortana" to run In the background, by selecting the "Never allowed In background" radio button.

Last Step:
After simply clicking on any other app, as you can see, the change has taken effect as arrowed.

Final Thoughts:
You can pick and choose as many apps as you wish, and disable them from running In the background. The more you select, the better your battery life will be. If only Microsoft made this feature easily accessible (and noticeable), I wouldn't have the need to document this guide. That aside, you're now aware of this feature, so use It as needed to make the most out of your laptop's battery.


Popular posts from this blog

How To Decode The Windows 10 Product Key

Every Windows 10 operating system that's Installed and activated on the computer, has what's called a Product Key , that Is either pre-Installed by the manufacturer, or added by the end user when formatting their PC. In order to have a fully-functional OS, It must contain a valid Product Key. Whilst there are many tools that can extract It from the operating system, In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually decode the Product Key.

How To Check Faulty Drivers In Windows 10

For hardware devices to function properly, they must have device drivers  Installed, thus allow them to perform at their optimal state. It's all well and good when they're running without error, but they do tend to fail at the best of times, which can cause system Instability and/or loss of functionality. It can be a difficult task pinpointing the problematic driver(s), so In this tutorial, I will show you how to check faulty drivers , without the aid of third-party tools.

How To Create A Fake File Of Any File Size

Depending on your business environment or Individual requirements, sometimes there Is the need to test files of a given capacity. Such tests can Include Identifying how well your hard disks perform under heavy read/write operations, or to establish whether files can be securely deleted beyond recovery. Whatever the reason may be, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake file of any file size.