Top 5 Tips - How to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

Laptops are the pinnacle of mobility computing. When you have power. Battery life in laptops slowly deteriorates over time, because of the way laptop batteries store and use power. No matter if you buy your laptop online, off-line and no matter what sales person tells you otherwise. Even if you left the battery out of your laptop, you'll notice a difference in usage times over a period of years, check Battery University for more information on battery storage. But following a few simple tips can save your battery life. Note: This also works for phone batteries as well.

Charge the battery early and often. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries will lose charge from age, but recharging it early and often makes sure that the charge is kept throughout the cells.

Don't Frequently Discharge and Recharge the battery. This is called a "Deep Cycle" and should be only be done every 30 - 40 charges to re-calibrate the battery meters in the electronic device.

Take out the Battery when using the laptop plugged in for an extended period of time. Batteries are more affected by heat than any other factor. The heat produced by a laptop is designed to keep it away from the battery, but if you don't need the battery in, it's better to take it out and store it somewhere away form the heat produced by the laptop. Preferably in the fridge or freezer*

*The battery should never be frozen. Although the freezing point of Li-ion batteries is around -40 degrees C, (way below what most conventional freezers), when storing the battery just make sure it'll never reach those sort of extreme temperatures.

Never deplete the battery to below their minimum voltage (2.4 - 3.0V per cell)

With these few tips, you should be able to keep your laptop, no matter what brand, continually performing well.