If you’re new to ChromeOS, we bet you’ve got a long list of questions you haven’t been able to find a clear answer for. For example, many users are still looking for a way to turn on the battery saver option on their Chromebooks. We’re sure you’ve already gone through the settings and couldn’t find anything of the sort. Unfortunately, we may have some bad news for you.
Can You Turn on Battery Saver on Chromebook?
Chromebooks don’t have a dedicated battery saver mode that you can use to extend your laptop’s battery life. This is because Chromebooks already have better battery life than most non-ChromeOS laptops on the market. So you can take your Chromebook out of the box and enjoy a nice 10-hour battery life without any problems.
ChromeOS is perhaps the most lightweight operating system in the world. Also, Chromebooks have no moving parts, which is another major advantage in battery life. Simply put, there’s no battery saver on Chromebooks because you don’t need to worry about battery life.
Maybe Google will eventually add a configurable low battery point that users can customize to trigger a series of battery-saving actions when the battery reaches a certain threshold. Meanwhile, you can always hover your mouse cursor over the battery icon to check the battery percentage and estimated time left.
Keep in mind that Chromebooks trigger a critical battery level alert when there are around 15 minutes of battery left. When the battery icon turns red, your ChromeOS laptop may automatically shut down at any moment.
Quick Tips to Extend Your Chromebook’s Battery Life
Use the tips below to extend your Chromebook’s battery life.
- Exit out of unneeded apps.
- Lower your screen brightness.
- Turn off Bluetooth.
- Turn off your Chromebook if you’re away from your computer for more than ten minutes.
To check if you need to replace your Chromebook’s battery, launch Crosh and run the battery_test command. Anything below 80% health indicates your battery is faulty, and you need to replace it as soon as possible.
Chromebooks don’t currently feature any low power mode settings. In other words, there is no battery saver option that you can enable to extend your laptop’s battery life. But ChromeOS does trigger a battery alert when your battery reaches a critically low level. Do you think Google should add a battery-saver option to ChromeOS? Share your thoughts in the comments below.