Buying and using a laptop is relatively easy task. However, maintaining it properly for long run is daunting task. With so many applications and games available for to work and play around, you need to be careful in daily usage in order to protect the battery. Windows 10 allows the users to view the battery usage report and understand which apps are draining the battery more. Based on the report you can take necessary action to reduce the usage of that app on your computer.
How to Find Apps Draining Battery Power in Windows 10?
Follow the below steps to monitor which apps are consuming high battery.
Click on the ‘Start’ menu and then go to ‘Settings’.
Alternatively, press ‘Win + I’ keys to open Windows Settings app and then go to ‘System’ settings.
Navigate to ‘Battery’ section from left sidebar. You will see the current battery percentage under overview. Click on the ‘Battery usage by app’ link showing below the progress bar.
You can see the ‘Battery usage by app’ report showing all the apps you have used on your computer along with percentage of battery consumption.
You can filter the time period to get the list for past 6 hours, 24 hours and 1 week. In addition, you can use ‘Show’ filter to see the apps with usage, all apps and always allowed apps. Click on the app to see more details like the usage percentage when in use and in the background.
What Can you Do With Battery Consuming Apps?
The report is useful to understand two things – app usage pattern and battery consumption. In the above example, you can see that Microsoft Outlook consumed 44% of the battery power in past 24 hours. This is an indication that probably Outlook has add-on installed that consumes more battery or you are using it full time. If you are really using the app for purposeful work then nothing to worry about it.
If you notice some unknown app consumed battery then you can uninstall the app or try to reduce the usage. Remember you cannot kill the app from battery settings screen since it is a historical report data. You need to close the app and control the usage manually or kill the app by going to task manager.
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