Battery life

Battery life

Tips and tricks to extend your battery performance.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO
  1. This tutorial shows how to prolong the battery life to the device through various features and device usage tips. To begin, tap on the PC Settings Tile.
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  2. From the "PC settings" screen, tap PC and devices.
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  3. Tap Power and sleep.
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  4. Turn on auto-brightness, swipe the toggle under Adjust my screen brightness automatically.
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  5. To change the sleep time duration when in battery mode, under 'On battery power, turn off after,' tap on the Time dropdown field.
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  6. Tap the Desired interval before device goes to sleep.
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  7. To change the sleep time duration when the device is charging, under ?When plugged in, turn off after? tap the Time dropdown field.
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  8. Tap the Desired interval before device goes to sleep
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  9. When not in use, turning off Bluetooth saves battery power. To turn off Bluetooth, tap Bluetooth in the sidebar.
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  10. Swipe off the Bluetooth toggle.
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  11. Turning off WiFi also saves battery power. In the charm bar, swipe off the WiFi toggle.
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  12. While travelling and having no access to mobile or WiFi networks, the airplane mode also saves battery power. In the charm bar, swipe on Airplane Mode.
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  13. Another way to save battery life is to turn off auto-updates, to turn off auto-updates in the Windows Marketplace, swipe the toggle off.
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  14. For additional information about charging your battery, please see the 'Charge the battery' tutorial.
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