Your Windows 10 Battery Report: What It Is and How to Use It
There are plenty of things that you can do to extend the life of your laptop’s battery, but it can still be tough to know how much time you have left when your battery is low. Many laptops come with apps like BatteryBar or BatteryDoctor that give you more detailed information about battery usage, but the Windows 10 Battery Report provides some additional information in the form of a report. How does it work? What can you do with the report? Find out all of this and more in this guide to the Windows 10 Battery Report and how to use it.
Understanding the basics
The new battery report in the latest version of Windows helps you get a better idea of how long your battery is lasting. The report has three main sections: Battery usage by app, Battery usage by type, and Battery full charge capacity. You can see which apps are using up the most battery power, what type of device you’re using (tablet, laptop, or desktop), and which apps have the biggest impact on your battery life. You’ll also see how long your full battery will last if you continue using it at this rate before it needs charging again.
Overview of the report
The battery report in Windows 10 is a new tool that lets you see how your battery is performing on any given day. You can also use it to see the past seven days of battery performance, or compare different batteries. If you’re getting an unexpected low battery warning, the report will tell you which process was using power at the time.
Details of Battery Report components
The battery report provides you with detailed information about the health of your device’s battery, as well as any problems that might need to be addressed. The report is divided into two sections: Usage History and Battery Usage.
The Usage History section displays a timeline of when your device was used, how long it was charged, what percentage of battery power was left at the end of each usage session, and how much time it took for your device’s battery to fully charge.
Using options to customize the report
You can customize this report by clicking the battery icon in the system tray, or searching for Power in the Start menu. The report will show you how much time your device has been on, what percentage of charge it currently has, what percentage of its original capacity is available, and how many times it has run completely out of power (or shut down). You can also see if any apps have been identified as draining your battery.
You can also use this information to help calibrate your battery gauge, which might be off if your laptop isn’t calibrated correctly. To do so, go into Settings > System > About > Battery Usage.
Where did all my power go?!
What’s happening is that you have the brightness turned up too high. In order to fix this, go into your display settings and turn it down. This will conserve battery life in a few different ways. First of all, the screen brightness has a big impact on power consumption. Secondly, the more time you spend with your display off, the less battery juice is wasted lighting up pixels that you aren’t even looking at!