Energy saving

How to save power on your laptop with Windows. How to increase the autonomy of your Android smartphone or iPhone. How to charge your devices.

How to show the battery percentage on Android

Showing the battery percentage on Android, in addition to the default icon, is essential if you want to keep a close eye on your device's battery life. If you, like us, depend on your smartphone or tablet to get through the day, turn on battery percentage to check exactly how...

Windows 10’s Airplane mode: 3 ways to turn it Off or On!

If you are a mobile user who travels a lot, you need a way to work or have fun while flying. Luckily, like a smartphone, Windows 10 has a feature called Airplane mode. You can turn it on to use your laptop or tablet while flying, and disable it when you no longer need...

What does TDP mean? How should you interpret this term?

You may have come across the term TDP when looking to buy a computer processor, a new laptop, or even a new motherboard. If you read reviews on the internet, you've probably seen some writers mention TDP values as either good or bad. Did you think that TDP is how...

How to activate the Hibernate option in Windows 10

When you open the Power menu in Windows 10, you see the options for Sleep, Shut Down, and Restart. What if you want to add the Hibernate option to this menu? To use this feature, you have to activate it manually. That's why, in this guide, we...

How to turn on and off the battery saver in Windows 10

We all want to use our mobile devices without worrying about the battery life. But, because this is impossible, we need to use the power conservation technologies provided by our operating systems. If you are using a laptop or tablet with Windows 10, and you don't...

How to show the battery percentage on an iPhone or iPad

If you own an iPhone or an iPad, you can always tell whether it has enough battery power by looking at the battery icon from the top-right corner of the screen. However, you do not know exactly how much battery is left, because the iOS operating system does not show the battery...

Fast charging standards: How many are there? How are they different?

Many smartphones offer support for fast charging technologies. By using them, our smartphones can charge a lot quicker than older smartphones could. That can only be a good thing considering how fast modern processors have become and how much energy our smartphones need....

Sony CP-AD2M4 charger review: charge multiple devices safely

Charging your mobile devices has become a difficult task at home, at the office and even more so on the road. The Sony CP-AD2M4 charger gives you the ability to charge multiple devices safely. Finding an electrical outlet for every charger that comes with every device you have...

2 ways to see which Windows 10 apps drain the most battery

Most smartphones and tablets offer ways of finding out which apps drain their batteries. However, Windows devices did not have this feature in the past, and there was no easy way to discover which apps consumed the most power on our laptops or tablets. However, newer versions of...

What is and how to disable Peak Performance Capability on iPhones

The iPhones that are running new versions of iOS include a power management feature that protects them from shutting down unexpectedly. It is called Peak Performance Capability, and it is automatically enabled if the battery cannot deliver the required amount of power...

How to shut down or restart Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and PCs (10 methods)

When you finish your Windows 10 session, and you need to either close your device or restart it because of a software update, Windows 10 offers many options to do so. No matter the reason, we'll show you ten different ways you can shut down or restart your Windows 10 device. The...

10 ways to open the Windows Mobility Center in Windows (all versions)

The Windows Mobility Center is a lesser known tool that exists in all modern Windows versions. The app is designed with laptop users in mind. However, it works just as well on Windows tablets and hybrid devices, and it gives access to features and settings for controlling...

What are power plans and how to switch between them in Windows

Using a mobile device is handy, especially when you travel a lot, but these devices are limited by the amount of energy their batteries can provide. For this reason, paying attention to the power plan that you are using and its settings can make a huge difference in how much...

Use the Windows 10 power slider to save battery or increase performance

Microsoft designed a new way to approach battery savings in Windows 10, starting with Fall Creators Update (build 1709), which was released in October 2017. It adds new power saving algorithms and technologies, on top of the classic power plans that most people do not change....

9 ways to access the power plans in Windows

Windows operating systems have a useful feature called power plans. They are collections of settings that change the way your hardware and software uses system resources. Thus, power plans can make your PC work faster but use more energy, or they can make your PC work slower but...