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How to Check your Laptop’s Battery Health in Windows 10?

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  • Last Updated : 12 Mar, 2021
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When we are talking about laptops, along with other technical specifications, Battery is one of the most crucial factors. Laptops are known for their portability but if there is no sufficient battery backup for laptops then it can cause issues. At each charging cycle, laptops battery health reduce partially.

You can’t just avoid charging your battery to reduce the charging cycles, but you can check your battery’s health instead. It will give you a good idea of how much more abuse your battery can take, recent usage, battery life estimates, etc., and help prompt you to make some changes to preserve the battery’s health if you can.

How to check Laptop’s Battery Health?

Checking your laptop’s battery health in Windows machine is much simpler, you can generate your battery report by using the command-line tool. You have to just follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Open a Windows PowerShell (Admin) by Right-clicking on the Start icon and selecting the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option.

Open a Windows PowerShell (Admin)

Step 2: Type the given command in the PowerShell and press Enter to run the command.

Command to be run : powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery_report.html”

Type or Paste the command in PowerShell

This will generate an HTML file in a specified location with the given name in double-quotes. (Here we have created a battery report in C drive with the name “battery_report.html”.)

Step 3: As you run the command, it gives output showing the path where the battery report is saved. In our case, it is saved in a c drive. Now we can terminate the PowerShell.

It is showing the path where the report is saved

Step 4: Open a battery report. To open the report go to the path specified in PowerShell. In our case, it is in C Drive as an HTML file. Double-click to open it.

Battery report saved in C drive.

After opening the report, You will see all information about your battery health and various factors about the battery like battery type, serial number, manufacturer, the capacity of the battery, etc.

Battery report

As you scroll down, you will see the stats of battery usage in the recent 3 days, along with the graphical representation of usage, all details of power usage like when used with AC supply & when on battery. It also tells battery backup duration when a laptop was new and now how much it is lasting.  

Recent battery usage in the report

Battery drain over 3 days

Here in the battery estimation (refer below figure) section, they have given long battery was lasting at design capacity, and now it is how much, from this user can definitely understand how much loss in their battery health is happening since OS install.

Battery life estimates

There is a lot much information in the report from which you can understand properly how is your laptop’s battery is working.

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