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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.

Battery settings

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.01.2019
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,...
Smartphone battery

What is and how to disable Peak Performance Capability on iPhones

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.01.2019
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 during various tasks....
Power plans

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.07.2018
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...
Power slider

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.07.2018
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...
Power plans

9 ways to access the power plans in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.07.2018
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...
iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

The iPhone gets its first Apple-made battery case. Would you buy it?

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 10.12.2015
Apple has released a battery case that fits both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The move is unprecedented for Apple, which has been sticking firmly to the thin design for its smartphones. Producing a battery case means that they admit a legitimate need to...
Baterie smartphone

How to give more juice to your smartphone's battery

  • misc
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 04.12.2015
Considering how much smartphones have changed our lives, it is amazing how feeble they are when it comes to battery life. Most people are ready to accept that a smartphone is barely able to make it through one day. As we have all experienced at...
Power Plans

13 Ways To Save Power By Tweaking Power Plans In Windows

  • tutorial
  • Mihai-Emilian Blaga
  • 10.09.2015
When you use a mobile device, spending energy as efficiently as possible is a must, so that you can use it as long as possible. This is why in modern versions of Windows, you can configure lots of advanced settings to get the best balance...
Power Plans

How To Create Or Delete Your Own Custom Power Plans In Windows

  • tutorial
  • Mihai-Emilian Blaga
  • 08.09.2015
All modern Windows operating systems allow users to create their own custom power plans and use one of the default plans as the starting point. The procedure for creating them is not very complex and it allows you to configure in detail all the settings...
Lumia

Simple Questions: What Is The Clearblack Technology And Why Is It Great?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.05.2015
Recently, some of our friends asked what ClearBlack is and why we always say it's so great. Unfortunately, we couldn't tell them anything else except that the ClearBlack screens available on our Lumias look really good. The "black is black" and you can see what's...
Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger

Reviewing The Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.11.2014
We have reviewed all kinds of devices here at 7 Tutorials, but never a portable USB charger. I recently had to go on a trip from Europe to the United States and I knew I would need one with me. Microsoft was kind enough to...
Controller

How to Check the Remaining Battery Of Your Xbox One Controller

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.06.2014
After using your Xbox One controller for some time, you might want to know how much battery it has left. If you go through Xbox One's settings you won't find anything related to the battery of its controllers. However, this piece of information can be...
Shut Down

7 Ways to Shut Down or Restart a Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 PC or Device

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.04.2014
When you first use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you will have a hard time figuring out how to shut down or restart your computer. Only Windows 8.1 Update improves the situation and offers an intuitive and "in your face" menu for shutting down your...
Shut Down

How to Stop the Shut Down Procedure from Completing

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.03.2012
Does it happen that sometimes, you remember that you need to do one more thing, just as soon as you hit the shut down button? Would you like to find a way to stop the shutdown procedure from completing? Luckily, we have some solutions that...