Windows 10 has a powerful tool to generate a battery health report of your device. Portable devices have limited battery life and you need to manage that to run your work smoothly. Whenever you work on your laptop you used to observe the status of the battery frequently. Generally you check the percentage of battery and estimated time by placing the cursor on the icon of battery on right bottom corner of the screen.
Although the estimated time is displayed by the system but it doesn’t mean that the battery would work for given time period. The given notification mainly depends on what are you doing currently on your laptop. If you want to estimate the exact battery performance of your laptop then you can generate battery report and make analysis.
Steps to Generate Battery Report in Windows 10
Right click on the Start menu on the bottom left corner of your screen or simply hit Windows Key + X . Now select the Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. Note that you have to select only Admin version not the regular version of Command Prompt.
Then User Account Control prompt will appear. You need to grant permission to the system by clicking on Yes.
After that Command Prompt (Admin) window will open.
Now type the command powercfg /batteryreport into the command prompt window. You can copy and paste this command for quick usage.
You can also give the path to save the file at a particular storage location. For example type powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery_report.html” and the report file is saved in the C:\root folder.
Now you can access the file from the location where it is saved and open the file by double-click on it. The file will open in the default internet browser.
The report of battery is self-explanatory. You can now estimate its life by analyzing the last usage report.
Initially, the report states the information about your Laptop and its battery like brand, OS, BIOS, design capacity and serial number etc.
Then you can check the recent usage details. In the report date, time, state, source and capacity remaining details are given in a proper way. The nifty Battery usage graph is also given in the report.
AC:- On charge.
Battery:- Using battery.
The detail about start time, duration and energy drained is also displayed in the report. You can make the estimates of the battery consumption during a particular task.
Finally, the battery capacity history and life estimates detail is given in the report. You can compare the battery performance during different time periods with the help of reports of battery.
Try to use this tool occasionally so that you can keep an eye on the performance of installed battery. This tool to generate battery report in windows 10 will be more accurate if you are regular user of laptop on battery. if you are using laptop on AC power most of the time then this report will be not that accurate.