Reducing power consumption is crucial for increasing the longevity of laptop batteries and making your machine last longer on a single charge. On the other hand, a well-optimized Ubuntu system can offer impressive battery life, rivaling that of other popular operating systems.
While Ubuntu is optimized out of the box for most hardware, certain settings and tools can be adjusted or installed to further enhance battery efficiency. This could include disabling unnecessary background processes, adjusting display brightness, and using dedicated power management tools.
By following the steps outlined below, you can maximize your Ubuntu system's battery life and reduce the frequency of required charges, resulting in a more environment-friendly use of your device.
Reducing screen brightness can significantly improve battery life. However, ensure it's at a level that doesn't strain your eyes.
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw
TLP provides advanced power management and can optimize various settings automatically.
$ sudo tlp start
$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth
Remember to enable Bluetooth again when needed using:
$ sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth
$ sudo prime-select intel
$ sudo apt install powertop && sudo powertop
With powertop, you can identify processes or services consuming high power and take action accordingly.
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Implementing the steps above should help you optimize your Ubuntu system for better battery life. Regularly monitoring your battery performance can help you identify any unusual power drains and address them promptly.
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