Your laptop won’t always tell the truth. You might’ve already encountered such a situation where your laptop gave you false information. Let’s just say that your battery estimates showed 20% remaining and the system just shut down all of a sudden. Well, if you’re here, then chances are that something like this already happened to you.
This false estimate results due to your laptop not sure of how much battery it has at times. This mostly happens if you’re the kind of person that keeps the battery from moving anywhere lower than a specific percentage. Truth, you must let it drop down to 0% occasionally or situations like this will rise. In order to resolve the issue, we can calibrate our laptop’s battery. If you don’t know how this is done, then we’ll take you through how to Calibrate your laptop’s battery and regain battery life accuracy.
How to Calibrate Your Laptop’s Battery and Regain Battery Life Accuracy
- To start with, right-click on the battery icon on the taskbar and choose Power Options
- Go to Change when the computer sleeps
- Next, click on the two dropdown menus to the right of Turn off the display: and Put the computer to sleep: and choose Never from the dropdown. Once set, click the save changes button
- Then, go into Change advanced power settings
- Click on the + button to the left of Battery
- Click on the + button to the left of Critical battery action
- From there, make sure you have On batter: and Plugged in: set to Hibernate
- Next, click on the + button to the left of Critical battery level
- From there, change the On battery % to 5. Once set, click on the apply button at the bottom and then on OK
- After setting up everything, connect your charger and charge your laptop to a 100% battery level
- After reaching 100%, leave your charger plugged in for another 2 hours. This allows your battery to cool down. Although you can use your laptop while it’s charging, we suggest not to as making it hot will ruin the process
- After 2 hours, remove the charger and wait for your laptop’s battery to drain and hibernate automatically. This will take some time so you can either run other errands or use your laptop normally
- After the laptop automatically hibernates and shut down, start charging it again. Keep charging until the battery is 100% and you can use your laptop normally while it is charging this time
- When the battery is full to 100%, the calibration process will complete.
The process of calibrating Mac is also the same, in case that’s what you’re wondering. However, you may only have to do this if you’re using an older device and see situations where your battery estimates weren’t accurate. That said, we hope reading the guide above has brought some valuable information and help to you. Please let us know by commenting down below if you have any further queries regarding the same.