One of the most important things we need to watch out for is our laptop battery. We do this to take care of the lifespan and try to extend it but also to try to save on the electric bill by preventing it from charging for too long. A task that we can improve by asking the PC itself to notify us when the battery is charged.
So far the only thing we can do when playing with the possibilities of Windows is for the system to warn us if the battery is about to run out. If what we want is for it to notify us when it’s charged, we have to use third-party tools like Battery Notification, a free and simple app that we can download from the Microsoft Store.
Charged battery warning
Battery Notification does exactly what it promises in its name: it alerts us when the PC has a fully charged battery, just like on an Android mobile or iPhone with iOS and Siri help. The goal is to prevent an always-on PC from affecting its battery life.
Technology has improved in a certain way and when the battery is charged and we use the equipment connected to the electrical outlet, the current bypasses the battery and is used to power the equipment, so that it does not overcharge. , but what it does not prevent is that the device heats up. And the heat makes bad crumbs with the batteries.
Temperature is essential for taking care of the battery. We have to stay away from extremes because they don’t work well in both excessive heat and low temperatures. You may have noticed how, for example, in summer, when 40º is normal, the batteries fly and perform less well. The same happens with excessive cold and temperatures below 0º. It is therefore ideal to have a regular average temperature so that the battery does not suffer excessive wear in daily use.
Keep in mind that when the battery does not reach 100% charge, one reason may be that it gets too hot, so avoiding excessive overheating seems essential.
This is to prevent the PC from being plugged in when the battery is 100% charged and we can do that with Battery Notification. The app alerts us when the laptop reaches a specific charge percentage that we set in advance.
Once the battery notification is downloaded, we only have to give it the permissions to run in the background and choose the percentage of charge we want to be the limit set for the app to warn us, a number which by default is set to 90%.
We can also customize different aspects of the application, either the warning tones (we can use any Mp3 file that we have stored) or record a voice message that will be the one that tells us with a warning on the screen that the battery has reached the set limit.
In case of not having scored 100%, the app also offers information on the time remaining for the battery to be fully charged. In addition, we can use the battery notification to warn us when the charge level is very low, again being able to choose the percentage and the warning tone. By default, it is set at 25%.
It should be taken into account that the battery of any device, in this case of laptops, is one of the elements that suffers the most when the equipment spends long periods of time connected to the mains.