How to Check What Programs Are Draining Your Laptop’s Battery

Is your laptop battery dying too fast? Here is how to determine the cause, if you have Windows 10. You will need to open your Task Manager. Just right-click the Start button or taskbar and click Task Manager. In Task Manager click on the Processes tab where you will see a section called Power Usage and Power Usage Trend. (If you don’t see these columns listed, right-click in the header and click on them.) Keep in mind you must have the latest version Windows 10 with the October 2018 update. For some users, it may take 60-90 seconds for the data in this section to populate. You will then be able to see what programs are draining your battery so that you can uninstall or end them to increase your battery potential.