The battery is one of the most important parts in a laptop, and when it’s performance kicks off poorly, even the new Windows laptops will struggle to maintain good battery life. Eventually, it will close completely. Therefore, it is important to occasionally check the health of the laptop’s battery to see the warning signs of a faulty battery that can be detected early and replaced quickly as soon as possible.
Luckily, checking your laptop’s battery status has never been easier thanks to some cool features in Windows 10.
This Windows 10 guide will help you how to test your laptop battery health.
How to check your laptop’s battery health
Here’s how you can view your device’s battery health on Windows 10:
- Right-click the Start button.
- Select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
- When the blue PowerShell window appears, type or paste powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery-report.html” into it.
- Press Enter.
- PowerShell will generate a battery report and save it to your computer.
- To access it, type This PC into the Windows search bar.
- Left-click the This PC application that appears.
- Under the “Devices and drives” header, click on the C drive.
- Find the battery-report.html file and click on it.
This will open the battery specification created by the PowerShell program so that you can read it. In this report, you can see the specific information of your laptop battery, the usage time in the last 3 days, the average battery life according to the previous battery usage. or, and other statistics. If the battery report indicates a malfunction or damage, the notification will alert you and recommend a replacement battery.