Most of the users think that Windows 10 cannot monitor the battery status. However, we have good news for you, and that is the possibility of checking your battery health status in Windows 10.
It is one of Microsoft Windows features that many users are unaware of, but it is one of the best features that enable you to monitor your laptop’s battery health. According to the Verge, your windows monitors your battery since you installed it on your system.
Two CMD commands enable you to view your battery status. They provide the number of charge cycles along with the battery usage during the last three days. Windows OS also evaluates the battery charging status according to its charge cycles and then compares this information with the actual battery charge.
If you want to get some information about your battery health or think that your laptop does not work as it worked in the past in terms of battery life, it is good to take a look at its battery health report.
First, you need to run the Command Prompt. Hence, open Run and type CMD to open the Command Prompt.
Your battery’s health report will be displayed as an HTML file; hence, you need to find it easily. This phrase will do the job for you:
cd% HOMEPATH% / Desktop
This command enables you to create the report on your desktop to access it after creation easily.
Type the following command to create the report:
powercfg / battery report
This command executes the PowerCanfig tool and asks it to submit a battery status report. The battery status report is accessible as an HTML file on your desktop.
Double-click on the HTML file to open it in the browser. Now you can access all the information you need to know about your battery health.
The battery usage diagram shows you how fast the laptop’s battery drains over time.
This table provides information about how you use the battery.
This part indicates whether it is time to replace the battery. The table above compares Windows’s battery status and actual battery status.
Suppose you are buying a second-hand laptop and wonder to know its battery health. In that case, it is necessary to use the method mentioned above on its current Windows because all data regarding the charge cycles are removed after installing the new Windows.
We have good news for Apple users. If you own a Mac OS laptop and are looking for a similar feature, it is good to know that Mac OS also lets you access some battery information.
To view the battery status, go to the Apple menu, which is at the top left corner and click About This Mac. Then, click on System Report and select Power in the Hardware section. Here, you can see the number of charge cycles used and its estimated health status. If you want to see the battery usage chart in the last 24 hours or ten days, you need to enter System Preferences and select the Battery section.
We should note that Apple has fewer charts within the Mac OS about battery than Microsoft Windows; however, you can see some charts by going to the Battery section in System Preferences.