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Find what drains the battery in Windows 10

If you feel that your Windows 10 PC's battery is discharging too quickly, it can be caused by several reasons. The most probably causes are a dying battery or some app which causes a big load on the CPU and other hardware. If you would like to make sure that it is not a software issue, here is how you can see the battery usage per app in Windows 10!
Windows 10 battery saver fiTo find what drains the battery in Windows 10, you can use the built-in Battery Saver utility. Using this tool, you can diagnose the battery usage by apps and even prevent them from being active in the background. Here is how.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to System -> Battery saver.Windows 10 settings systemWindows 10 system battery saver
  3. Select Battery use to see how your battery charge level was affected by each app.battery use
  4. To reduce the activity of all apps in the background, you need to turn the Battery saver switch to the On position.
  5. Select any app. At the top of this screen, you can see how your battery usage is split between System, Display and Wi-Fi. If Display has an especially large percentage, it is a good idea to lower your brightness setting to regain battery life.select any app
  6. Once you select an app, the Details button will appear on the right. Click it.details button
  7. Turn the "Allow this app to run in the background" switch to the off position so it will eat less of your battery life.Allow this app to run in the background

Using these simple steps, you can get information about which apps drain your battery the most, and how to control them. That's it. (via laptopmag).

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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