As you use your Avita Clarus Laptop, the battery goes through a number of charge and discharge cycles that slowly wear it down. Calibration helps rectify this. Calibration is for a battery that still works properly, yet doesn't show an accurate reading when it comes to life remaining. After calibration you'll usually get a more accurate reading.
Change your power plan
First, we must change the power settings to keep your laptop from sleeping or hibernating too soon. This is intended to be a straight draw on the battery and letting it go into a power-saving mode will ruin the calibration.
- Right-click the battery icon in your taskbar.
- Click Power Options.
- Click Change when the computer sleeps.
- Click the drop down menu next to Turn off the display.
- Click Never.
- Click the drop down menu next to Put the computer to sleep.
- Click Never.
- Click Change advanced power settings.
- Click the expand button next to Battery.
- Click the expand button next to Critical battery action. Ensure the section next to On battery says Hibernate.
- Click the expand button next to Critical battery level.
- Click the percentage next to On Battery.
- Click the down arrow to set the number as low as possible.
- Click Apply.
- Click OK.
- Click Save changes.
If you don't plan on using the laptop while the battery discharges, ensure you have a screensaver set up.
Charge your battery
Now that the power settings are taken care of, you want to charge your laptop's battery up to 100 percent. When it's completely charged, leave it plugged in and wait for the battery to cool down. Depending on your laptop and battery, this can take up to a few hours.
Unplug your laptop and let it discharge
Now that your laptop has cooled down and the battery is fully charged, you can unplug the cable. You can use the laptop during this time. Always make sure it doesn't go to sleep or hibernate (at least until the very end), although the power settings you changed should take care of this.
Charge your battery again
Once your laptop's battery is completely drained and the device shuts off, you'll want to plug it back in and let it charge back to 100 percent. Feel free to use your laptop during this time. Once you're charged back up to full, your laptop should give you a much more accurate reading of how long the battery will last.
Reset your power plan
Now that your battery is calibrated, be sure to reset your power plan to how you had it before.