You may have already read our Laptop Battery Usage & Optimization Guide. If you are looking for a free laptop optimization utility that will that uses advanced diagnostics and testing to guide you to get better battery life, you may want to check out Battery Optimizer.
Batter Optimizer has been designed to help laptop users circumvent a problem that bothers many and that is – short laptop battery life. This tool will run advanced diagnostics and testing and offer recommendations on how you could make better use of your battery. It will also tell you the health or state of your battery.
Features in a nutshell:
- Accurate estimates on how much battery life can be gained/lost by changing laptop settings
- Advanced monitoring of battery usage over time
- Shows time left on your battery when your operating system doesn’t
- Easy battery usage management.
How to use Battery Optimizer
Once you have downloaded and installed the freeware, disconnect your laptop from the Mains and run a diagnostic which will tests your laptops Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, brightness and other settings.
I repeat, to run the program you need to unplug the laptop battery from the power source and then hit the Diagnostic tab and run the Scan.
The diagnosis may take some time, depending upon your set up. The program will perform a number of tests as highlighted above. Once the scan is completed, a table is displayed which highlights how much battery life you may gain when you run the program’s optimizations. It tells you how much battery life you can save by turning off un-needed features of your laptop. The calculations are made using program’s own mechanism rather than Windows’ estimates.
Once you are sure that you want to run the optimizations, click on the Optimize Battery Life button.
Batter Optimizer however does not reveal the kind of optimizations that it will carry out on the laptop.
Battery Optimizer was earlier a shareware but now it has been made available as freeware. Create a system restore point first and try it out - who knows it may provide you those extra valuable minutes that you may require for taking the game to the next round.