If you are curious about your battery usage, this tweak will teach you how to generate battery report and check your consumption in Windows 10.
Ordinarily, one would have to download a third-party application in the form of a freeware, shareware, or otherwise software, many people aren’t aware that Windows 10 has an built-in battery report utility that is easily accessible with a couple of clicks.
Though the maximum time that can be looked at is limited to 14 days, it is still a handy utility to analyze the various aspects of your battery and the time it’s giving your OS.
To generate your own report, simply press CTRL + R and type cmd, followed by Enter.
You will have a command prompt box open up before you, and in that box you have to copy / paste the following code.
powercfg /batteryreport /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\battery_report.html /Duration
When you copy the line till Duration, insert a number between 1 – 14 and you will get your report on your desktop. e.g: powercfg /batteryreport /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\battery_report.html /Duration 7
You will now look at your desktop for the generated report that will appear as a HTML icon, i.e. your browser icon with a different name.
To open your report, simply double-click it, and it will automatically take you to your statistics page without the need of internet since the data is completely stored locally.
Voila! You’ve successfully managed to generate battery report.
If you are wondering, the tweak gives some valuable insights into the various parts of your battery that are otherwise inaccessible unless you have a 360 degree solution application to compliment it.
Some of the insights that are available to you are; installed batteries, Recent usage (Power states over the last no. of days) , Battery usage (Battery drains over the no. of days), Usage history (History of system usage on AC and battery), Battery capacity history (Charge capacity history of the system’s batteries), and Battery life estimates (Battery life estimates based on observed drains).
These analysis are indeed invaluable to the person who is able to understand the information best, so if you are indeed wondering if your battery is overdue for an upgrade, then this handy little tweak to generate battery report will surely come in handy.
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