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How To Charge Your Phone Faster

We’ve all been there: You hail an Uber, only to notice you’re at 2 percent battery power. You applaud yourself for remembering to bring your charger but then realize you’ll be lucky to reach 3 percent before you have to unplug your phone and leave.

If your phone is a newer model and you don’t use it much, it may last the day anyway, but features such as voice navigation and video streaming will put a major dent in your battery life. If you’re nowhere near the end of your day, being left with a dead phone or having to wait while you charge up can be a drag.

Enter rapid chargers, which can charge a drained phone battery at least twice as fast as standard chargers.

Battery basics

Batteries work by holding a charge of electricity to power the phone. In theory, the larger the battery, the longer it should last, but battery life is strongly influenced by the power requirements of the phone. Bigger screens, for example, use more power.

A battery’s capacity, measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), indicates how much charge it can hold. The term amps refers to how much charge (or current) a charger can deliver, while voltage refers to how quickly it can be delivered. The device’s overall power — how quickly and how much charge is delivered — is measured in watts.

Standard chargers that come with iPhones and older Android phones carry 1 amp of current and put out 5 watts of power. New rapid chargers with technology such as Quick Charge support 2 amps and 12 watts or more, potentially charging your phone up to four times faster.

How Quick Charge works

Android phones such as the LG G8 and HTC U12+ that support Quick Charge 3.0 technology can be charged to 80 percent in 35 minutes. (Quick Charge 4+,  which will enable five hours of battery life from five minutes of charging, will be rolling out to devices this year.) Samsung says its fast-charging wall charger with Quick Charge 2.0 tech can deliver five hours of battery life in 10 minutes — still impressive, and a godsend on a night out or long day.

Quick Charge 3.0’s optimization feature charges your phone very quickly when the battery is close to empty and then slows down when it’s about half full. This helps prevent overheating the battery and damaging its long-term lifespan.

Find out if your phone supports Quick Charge, and check your manual to see what type of charger was included with your phone.

Fast charging without damage

Not every phone can support the full power of a rapid charger. For example, the iPhone 6 supports 1.6 amps and comes with a 1-amp charger. A 2.2-amp charger like the charger for your iPad will not charge your iPhone twice as fast; you’ll only charge as quickly as your phone can handle. Older iPhones that support only 1 amp can’t be charged faster at all.

To find out your phone’s amperage, search online for your model. If your phone’s battery can be removed, pry open the case and check the fine print.

To avoid battery damage from rapid charging, use only authentic chargers, says Joe Silverman, CEO and owner of New York Computer Help. Fast charging from certified chargers (from your manufacturer or a third party) will not damage your phone’s long-term battery life. What might hurt your battery are knock-offs or generic chargers made from cheaper materials that don’t ground electricity properly, which causes a leaking charge that can damage the battery — a problem for about 10 to 15 percent of customers who come in with battery issues, Silverman says.

Even if you use a higher-amperage charger on a lower-amperage phone, remember that certified and in-box chargers are designed for particular devices. They will not let through more power than the phone can support. 

How to charge your phone faster

Whether or not your phone supports fast charging, you can boost how fast your phone powers up.

1. Use the wall plug

Got a USB cable? Forget charging from a laptop. Stick your cable into the AC plug that came with your phone and plug that into the wall. Standard AC plugs deliver 1 amp of current, twice what’s possible via the USB 2.0 socket found on many computers. Third-party AC plugs may support higher amperage up to 2.4, although you’ll be limited by the amperages of your phone and your USB cable.

2. Use a faster-charging wireless charging pad

Popular phones, including the iPhone Xs and Samsung Galaxy S10, support wireless charging. Wireless charging is slower than wired charging, but if you want to go wireless, make sure the charging pad supports the Qi charging at 7.5 watts.

3. Use a higher amp car charger

Just like you’ll want a higher amperage wall charger, you’ll want a car charger with Quick Charge and/or the ability to deliver more than 1 amp. You’ll find car chargers that support Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 as well as regular chargers that deliver up to 2.4 amps

4. Use a quick charge portable battery charger

Like wall and car chargers, you can pick up a portable charger with Quick Charge and/or the ability to deliver a faster —charge wired or wireless. Look for the same standards: Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi 7.5-watt fast charging.

5. Upgrade to USB 3.0

The USB 3.0 standard supports up to 1.5 amps of current when charging without data transmission. Using a USB 3.0 cable in a USB 3.0 port charges your phone faster, assuming your phone supports 1.5 amps or more.

If you charge your phone from a USB 3.0 port on your computer, turn on Airplane Mode to ensure your phone won’t try to sync or interact with the computer. Otherwise, the allowable current is capped at 0.9 amps. Check online to find out if your computer model has USB 3.0 ports.

6. Use your iPad charger for your iPhone 6 or newer iPhone

The standard iPhone 6 1-amp charger can take the phone from zero to full in around three hours, and the 2.1-amp iPad charger can halve that, says Silverman. Or pick up an Apple-certified third-party wall charger.

7. Turn off your phone while it’s charging

Without Pokemon Go or email sucking up processing power, more juice goes where it’s needed sooner. The difference in charging speeds, though, is small. So weigh the inconvenience of turning off your phone with slightly faster charging.

8. Lock the screen   

If you can’t live with a turned-off phone, let your screen go black to get more power to the battery.  

9. Leave low power mode on

When you hit a certain battery level, this handy setting for iOS and Android devices automatically dials back screen resolution, animations, background app refreshing and other battery drainers. It’s an impressive extension of battery life, and Silverman says this feature doesn’t affect how fast your phone charges. 

Stokes, Natasha. “How to Charge Your Phone Faster” Techlicious.com July 2019

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5 Tips To Help You Identify A Phishing Attempt

With the number of spam emails sent daily expected to increase to almost 190 billion a day through 2023 [1], it’s increasingly important to be able to spot the tell-tale signs of a fraudulent email and protect your personal and business data, and your tech from malicious viruses and malware.

1. Confirming Personal Information

Often you will receive emails disguised to look authentic. They might mimic the style of your current company or an outside business such as a bank or credit card company. These emails may have requests for personal information that you would not usually provide, such as banking information or login credentials. It is important you don’t click on or respond to these emails. Before responding, determine the legitimacy of the email by contacting an organization directly or searching on the internet

2. Fraudulent Email and Web Addresses

Phishing emails often come from an address that appears to be legitimate, but at a closer glance can have some discrepancies. These emails may contain the names of genuine companies and might be made to replicate the company’s personal sites or email accounts. Brand logos and trademarks do not guarantee that an email is real. Hackers can use these images or download them from the internet to mimic an existing company. Even antivirus badges can be inserted into emails to persuade victims into thinking an email is from a legitimate source.

3. Grammar

Phishing emails can sometimes contain poor language in the body of the message. Grammatical errors and conflictive sentence structure are common in these fraudulent emails. A legitimate company would have constructed an outbound communication professionally and checked for spelling errors and other mistakes. While poor grammar is a giveaway, not 100% of phishing emails will have sloppy grammar, so it is important to keep on your toes.

4. Scenarios

Many phishing emails tempt to instill a sense of worry into the recipient. The emails may give a scenario that depends on you entering your credentials to solve it. For example, an email may state that your account will be closed if you don’t enter your personal information and act now. If ever unsure of what an email is asking of you and why, be sure to contact the company through other methods.

5. Attachments

If you receive an email from a seemingly random company you do not affiliate with, and the email references something unexpected, the attachment might include some malicious malware or virus. These attachments may contain a URL or trojan horse designed to compromise your system, if opened. Send these emails to your security team instead of attempting to open them yourself.

Because employees are the core of any business, they will be the main target for cyber-criminals. Making sure your people stay up-to-date with cyber-security knowledge, and teaching them to recognize threats is imperative to the security of your business. The threat landscape is constantly evolving and so should your approach to defense.

We offer security awareness training and phishing simulations to test employees on how they would respond to a real-life phishing attack. For the best measurement of all employees awareness, we send mock attacks at staggered times, to avoid the “prairie dog effect” where employees warn one another of the email.

Through these test campaigns we track and measure your employees strengths and weaknesses and once a learning gap is detected, we deliver interactive educational videos to the most susceptible users.

One of our most important roles as a technology service provider is to protect the assets of our clients. No matter how big or small your business is, a single compromised credential could put your entire business at risk. Give us a call to further discuss how we can help in protecting your business against cybersecurity threats and how we can make technology work for your business. Call us now at 732.780.8615

[1] https://www.statista.com/statistics/456500/daily-number-of-e-mails-worldwide/

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10 Hidden Tricks Inside of Windows 10

Windows is a vast operating system with plenty of features you might never stumble upon. Make the most of Windows 10 with these expert tips.

Microsoft’s Windows OS isn’t any one thing; it’s an interwoven patchwork of features built atop other features that trace all the way back to the beginning of the time-tested operating system. Each individual feature is, in turn, the result of a team of dedicated engineers who create the best (often customizable) experience possible.

With such a complex piece of software, it makes sense that there are little tricks and UI flourishes most people don’t even know about. We’ve compiled a list of useful tips that will help you get more out of your Microsoft Windows 10 experience. Or, at least, teach you some things you may not have known about.

Secret Start Menu

If you’re a fan of that old-school (i.e. non-tiled) Start menu experience, you can still (sort of) have it. If you right-click on the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner, it will prompt a textual jump menu with a number of familiar popular destinations (Apps and Features, Search, Run). All these options are available through the standard menu interface, but you’ll be able to access them quicker through this textual interface.

Show Desktop Button

This desktop button actually dates back to Windows 7, but is handy nontheless. On the bottom-right corner of the desktop is a secret button. Don’t see it? Look all the way to the bottom and right, beyond the date and time. There you’ll find a small little sliver of an invisible button. Click it to minimize all your open windows.

There’s also the option to have windows minimize when you hover over this button versus clicking. Select your preference in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Use peek to preview the desktop.

Shake

This feature actually debuted in Windows 7, but I’ve found a lot of people don’t know about it or use it (but they should—it’s cool!). If you have a display full of windows, clear the clutter by grabbing the top of the window you do like and “shaking” it to minimize all the other windows. Suddenly having shaker’s remorse? Shake again and the windows will come back.

Rotate Your Screen

This tip won’t be useful to most, but you can rotate your screen by simultaneously pressing Ctrl + Alt + D and any of the arrow buttons. The down arrow will flip it upside down, the left or right arrow buttons will turn it 90 degrees on its side, and the up arrow will bring you back to standard orientation. If you use multiple displays, this feature allows you to orient just that display in a particular way.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop background > Graphics Options > Rotation to turn your page around in all sorts of ways. This feature is available on Windows 7 and 10.

Enable Slide to Shutdown

This trick is complicated and probably not worth the effort for what you get out of it, but here you go: Right-click on the desktop > New > Shortcut. In the ensuing pop-up window, paste the following line of code:

%windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe

This creates a clickable icon on your desktop, which you can feel free to rename. To shut down via slide-down, double-click on the new icon to prompt a pull-down shade. Then use your mouse to drag it down to the bottom of the screen. Keep in mind, this isn’t sleep, this is a shutdown.

Enable ‘God Mode’

Are you a power user who wants access to your PC’s nitty gritty? “God mode” is for you. Right-click on the desktop > New > Folder. Re-name the new folder with this bit of code:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

To enter the “God Mode” window, double-click the folder and go nuts.

Right-Click on Tiles

Want to personalize those tiles quick? Just right-click on them to prompt a pop-up menu. This menu will give you various options like the ability to un-pin from the Start menu, resize the windows, or turn that live tile off.

Right-Click on the Taskbar

Here’s a handy menu that will allow you to quickly access a number of presets for the toolbars, Cortana, and window schemes. There’s a lot there, and it’s just a click away.

Drag to Pin Windows

This feature was available as far back as Windows 7, but has some extras in Windows 10.

Grab any window and drag it to the side, where it will “fit” to half the screen. In Windows 10, you have the option of dragging the window to any corner to have the window take over a quarter of the screen instead of half. If you’re using multiple screens, drag to a border corner and wait for a prompt signal to let you know if the window will open in that corner.

You can prompt similar behavior by using the Windows key plus any of the directional arrow buttons

Marvin, Rob. “25 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10″ PC Mag.com July 22, 2019

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Google Search Could Do Until Now

Google is way more powerful than most people realize. Regular searches are helpful, but they don’t even scratch the surface of Google’s abilities. Sometimes, your basic search inquiries may not be enough or you need a tip to get the best results.

There is a range of cool Google tricks you can use to narrow your results even further. It’s high time you learned what your search bar could do.

1. Get more options on your Google search results page

With rare exception, Google will spit up thousands of links for any search. This is great, in theory, but most relevant information shows up on the first couple of pages. So what happens if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the first few seconds? You get annoyed, and you wonder what the issue is – bad search, or Google being weird?

One way to mitigate this feeling is to expand the number of results on the first page, so you don’t have to click through as many individual pages to find what you’re looking for.

Simply click Settings underneath the right-hand side of the search bar on your results page and you’re taken to a page where you can adjust the number of results you see. Move the slider in the direction you want, but note that the more results you select per page, the slower Google will appear to run.

2. Search verbatim for more refined results

Sometimes Google doesn’t exactly “get it” when it comes to your search terms. The search engine tends to rely on context, after all. If you want more literal search results, all you’ll need to do is activate Verbatim searches.

This makes it that all search results must have your search terms included exactly as they appear. To activate Verbatim searches, click Tools on your results page, then hover over All results and click to select the Verbatim option. Alternatively, you can also type your search terms in quotation marks for the same effect (“like this”).

3. Remove old searches from your search history

To make the change, visit Google’s Delete activity page. When you follow Google’s instructions and click the Try it link, you’ll be able to search for specific topics and delete them by clicking the three dots symbol.

Now you’ll have cleaner results and more relevant ads when you browse.

4. Search for books, news, and movies

Most people know how to find images and videos, using the tabs at the top. But Google knows how much the internet loves different kinds of media, so the search engine has curated specific topics to bring you more relevant results about what you’re looking up.

Take Books and News, for example. Right under the search bar (if you don’t already see Books), you can click the menu item that says more to search among books and news articles specifically – much like you would with an image search. This prevents you from seeing results that aren’t related to what you’re looking for.

Take Books and News, for example. Right under the search bar (if you don’t already see Books), you can click the menu item that says more to search among books and news articles specifically – much like you would with an image search. This prevents you from seeing results that aren’t related to what you’re looking for.

As for movies, Google handles its searches without any extra work on your part. Simply type in the name of a movie, and you’ll be greeted with cast info, links to Wikipedia, and even showtimes and tickets if it’s a movie that’s still in theaters.

5. Plot directions right from your Google search bar

You’re probably already familiar with Google Maps, but did you know you can get directions without even needing to open Maps itself? All you need to do is type in “directions to (destination) from (location)” and the search engine results will take care of the rest.

You can switch between car, public transportation, and walking directions if you choose to.

6. Instantly translate in your search bar

Google is fluent in multiple languages, and its abilities improve every day. You can quickly convert text from one language to another – and with astonishing accuracy – by adding one word to your search: type Translate (phrase) into (language of choice).

This is extremely handy in case you come across an unfamiliar bit of language on social media, or want to send a greeting to a friend in a foreign language.

7. Search within specific websites

This is one of the handiest features that Google offers. Sometimes, you want to find something specific on a certain website – but let’s say it doesn’t have a search feature of its own. Wouldn’t it be convenient if every website had its own Google search bar?

add site:(website) to the beginning of the search, and you’ll quickly narrow down your results from the world wide web into just what you’re looking for. Happy hunting!

Most people know how to find images and videos, using the tabs at the top. But Google knows how much the internet loves different kinds of media, so the search engine has curated specific topics to bring you more relevant results about what you’re looking up.

Take Books and News, for example. Right under the search bar (if you don’t already see Books), you can click the menu item that says more to search among books and news articles specifically – much like you would with an image search. This prevents you from seeing results that aren’t related to what you’re looking for.

Komando, Kim. “7 things you didn’t know Google Search could do until now” USA Today July 25, 2019

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5 Helpful F Key Functions

By Anthony Farina

Have you ever noticed those F keys in the top row of your keyboard? Did you know that they can do some useful things? I’ll be explaining what some of the most useful features of these buttons are so that you can use your computer more efficiently!

  1. F1 – Help (Universal)
    Just about every program has a help program. F1 can be pressed to bring up a help window for the active program running. You can type in a question about the topic you need help with and it will be able to assist you.
  2. F2 – Rename (Windows)
    The F2 key will allow you to rename a file, folder, or shortcut. First, select the item you want to rename and then click F2. The item’s name should appear to be highlighted blue. Start typing the new name and then press enter when you are done.
  3. F3 – Find on page (Browser)
    The find feature of Internet browsers is very useful when trying to identify key words on a long webpage. F3 is a quick way of bringing up the find tool. Once pulled up, type in the keyword you want to search for and the word will be highlighted throughout the page.
  4. F5 – Find and Replace (Word)
    Find and replace is helpful for finding a word you’ve used over and over again in a document and replacing it with another word. You can use the F5 button, go to the “Replace” tab, type the word you want to replace into the “Find what:” tab, type in the replacing word in the “Replace with:” field, and click the “Replace all” button.
  5. F5 – Refresh page (Browser)
    Sometimes refreshing the page in a browser is important to update changing information displayed. Press F5 the next time you need to refresh a website. This is faster than manually clicking the refresh button on the toolbar of the browser.

Hopefully now you can fully appreciate the functionality of the function keys. They help keep your fingers on the keyboard so you don’t have to use your mouse and navigate the screen. This often takes longer to do; keeping your hands on the keyboard and knowing these shortcuts will help you be more efficient in using your computer!

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Ways to Protect Your PC Against Malware

By Zachary Longo

As the number of internet users continues to rise, so does the probability of hackers entering one’s computer to take advantage of their personal information. In today’s world of information technology, anti-virus software has become the best defense for personal users and companies alike. However, there are even greater ways to prevent viruses from destroying your PC even with this software. These are some of the useful tips to further protect yourself from malware:

Keep Your System Updated
One of the risks of being attacked by malware is cluttered outdated software that is no longer necessary for users and businesses to install. This is possible for malware to enter the system because the outdated software may not have the critical security measures to defend against malware. To prevent this, be sure that your software, which includes your OS, web browsers, anti-virus software, plugins, and more.

Avoid Suspicious Email
Another common cause for malware-infected software is emails containing harmful malware through links or images to unknown sources. In most cases, this would be spam, but there are times where these emails could contain malware. The best way to tackle this is by marking the unrecognized email address as spam using a spam filter, that way your email application can mark it as spam.

Be Wary of Pop-Up Windows
There are times when you surf the internet that you will see a pop-up window saying that your computer has been infected by a virus and you need to download software for that. This is actually a trap and should be ignored to prevent the possibility of malware.

Keep Your File Sharing Limited
Some sites or applications allow you to share files to other users you may already know. However, many of these sites have little protection against malware for the files the user sends. Make sure that you remain cautious of malware when sharing files or downloading them from other sites or applications.

Use Anti-Virus Software
Most PC users already know that one of the first things to download and install in their new computer is anti-virus software. This software actually come installed with the OS most of the time. Their main purpose is to scan and protect against any kind of malware, whether it’s on your personal PC or on the internet. It is highly recommended that you install anti-virus software provided by IT service provider for your personal protection.

Utilize Safe Browsing
There are times when malware often spoofs widely used websites. The best way to avoid this is by practicing safe browsing. One of the best methods of using safe browsing is by going onto a secure website, which can be distinguished in the URL as “https” rather than just “http”. Another good method is applying strong passwords for various websites along with a password manager. Passwords are a common method of personal information protection, but the same password is not often repeated for different websites. So, the password manager can help remember and encrypt some of those forgetful passwords to save the hassle. Lastly, do not forget to log out of a website after you’re done using it, especially on a public website.

It’s good to have anti-virus protection software to protect your computer and personal information from malware, but it is also more comprehensive to implement the suggestions above to further guard your PC before malware can even have a chance to try and access your hardware. Doing so can save you or your company a ton load of money worth of damage malware can cause. In short, try to be more proactive and more secure of your personal information by taking malware seriously.

If you have any questions regarding malware protection, feel free to email us at support@trinityww.com or call us at 732-780-8615 to get better information or even schedule an appointment for one of our trained professionals!

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Why You Should Take Advantage of Firefox Send

By Jonathan Heitz

What is Firefox Send?

Firefox send is a new service from Mozilla that allows anyone to share files with the click of a button. You can share files up to 1GB in size if you decide not to sign in to a Mozilla account. If you sign in, you can send files up to 2.5GB.

How do I access Firefox Send?

It’s easy! To access Firefox Send, simply go to send.firefox.com on your web browser. Once you’re there, you can upload a file, and then you’ll get a link which you can share to friends or coworkers.

There you go! We hope you take advantage of this convenient new free service from Mozilla. it’s perfect if you do not have access to your email or cloud storage service. Check it out!

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5 Efficient “Ctrl” Keyboard Commands

Do you ever feel like there should be a faster way to navigate on your computer?

Maybe you’re trying to find a certain word in a webpage, but it takes forever to skim through the whole thing. Or maybe you want to switch between tabs on your internet browser without using the mouse. This article will list 5 keyboard commands that can solve these problems and more!

1.Ctrl+F (Find) [Universal Command]

When you use the search command, a small text box will
appear. You can type any keyword you want to find in the document and it will
let you scroll through every instance where that keyword is within the
document.

2. Ctrl+S (Save) [Universal Command]

The save command automatically saves the document to the current directory the file is saved in. If the file you’re working in has not been saved yet, it will prompt you to select a destination. Once the destination is set, using the Ctrl+S command will automatically save all your work.

3.Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Y (Undo / Redo) [Universal Command]3

Use the undo keyboard command to quickly undo the last
action that was performed. Type Ctrl+Z to undo actions. Alternatively, if you
want to redo what you just undid, you can use the redo command by typing
Ctrl+Y.

4. Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, … (Switch tabs) [Web Browser Command]

When you have multiple tabs open in your internet browser, there are tabs that can be accessed from left to right. The left-most tab can be accessed by pressing Ctrl+1, the second with Ctrl+2, and so on. You can access up to the first 9 tabs using Ctrl+(1-9) on the keyboard.

5. Ctrl+D (Delete / Move to Recycle Bin) [Windows 10 Command]

If you want to quickly delete a file or folder, select what
you want to delete with your mouse and then type Ctrl+D. Don’t forget to empty
your recycling bin every so often to keep your hard drive space clear!

I hope you’ve found these tips useful and will keep them in mind when you’re on your computer. These commands will save lots of your time if used effectively by reducing your mouse strokes. If you’re interested to find out more useful commands for your day-to-day computing tasks, check out this Microsoft link that includes most of the commands that Windows 10 supports!

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445

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7 Steps to Prolong Battery Life in Windows 10

by Jonathan Heitz

There are many reasons why you may need to preserve your laptop’s battery.  Perhaps you will be on a trip where you will lack access to power; maybe you are going to a conference where you need to use your laptop for an extended time or, maybe your laptop’s battery drains faster than you would like. Whatever the case may be, taking advantage of these tips will significantly increase your laptop’s battery life if you are running Windows 10.

1. Take advantage of “Battery Saver”

Windows 10 includes a feature called “Battery Saver”, which adjusts various system settings and background tasks to greatly improve battery life until the next charge. To access this feature, click the battery icon as circled in the graphic below.

2. Adjust wireless communication settings.

Having things like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled, when you don’t need to, takes an unnecessary toll on your battery. You can disable them from the taskbar as shown below.

3. Disable background processes.

Background processes can also have a large influence on battery life. Applications like instant messaging programs, antivirus, and cloud storage software typically run in the background. It is ideal to not have too many of these applications installed on your computer in order to maintain optimal performance and battery life. Windows Update is another battery-hungry process. You can adjust your preferred update window in settings as shown below.

4.     Disconnect any unneeded peripherals

USB devices like keyboards, mice, and flash drives
require power. With no other place to draw power from, these devices will drain
your battery when plugged in, even if not in use. USB is not the only culprit,
however. Using any port on your laptop will drain battery, although other ports
might not drain it as much as USB.

5.     Lower speaker volume

Speakers also take a toll on your battery. Keeping
them at a low volume, or off, will drastically improve your battery life.

6.     Minimize multitasking

While it may be convenient to keep things like
your email or music open while you’re working on something else, it is also a
huge waste of battery. Windowed applications use more battery than background
applications, especially if you have your email sending/receiving every minute,
or your music player streaming music. Any application which you do not need to
be running at a given time should not be running while trying to maximize
battery life.

7.     Lower your brightness

As you may have heard more than anything else in this list, lowering your brightness is key to preserving battery life. Your laptop’s display draws a lot of power, and keeping it at full brightness will not help.

The number of these tips you decide to utilize is up to you. The more you take advantage of, the more battery you’ll save.

We’d love to hear from you. So, let us know by leaving a comment below if you find these helpful!

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