In the internet I found a lot of threads about Windows settings about making the battery last longer before you need to re-charge is.

But this is about how to increase the battery lifespan.

Also there are a lot of threads with settings about windows 7 and custom software.

So the question here is:

How to increaes the battery lifespan with operating system Windwos 10? Do I need to install software or is it possible with Windows 10 Settings to change the behavior.

E.g. stop charching after a specific percentage / Do not charge to 100%

Edit / Examples:

Say I have a charged laptop, then I go to a Meeting for half an hour.
Then the laptop charges.
After two hours another meeting then the laptop charges the sames cells again.
Would it not be better if a laptop starts charging if the batter is lower than 60% and stops if it reaches 80%? (assuming office live)

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    Why do you think not charging to 100% will increase the lifespan? – Tetsujin Aug 8 '18 at 8:49
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    The askubuntu question is from 2011. I doubt most people were using Li-ion batteries back then. Old NiMh batteries suffered from 'battery memory' issues & needed handling completely differently to modern systems. The linked picture says nothing on its own. – Tetsujin Aug 8 '18 at 9:43
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    "Most Li-ions charge to 4.20V/cell, and every reduction in peak charge voltage of 0.10V/cell is said to double the cycle life. For example, a lithium-ion cell charged to 4.20V/cell typically delivers 300–500 cycles. If charged to only 4.10V/cell, the life can be prolonged to 600–1,000 cycles; 4.0V/cell should deliver 1,200–2,000 and 3.90V/cell should provide 2,400–4,000 cycles." batteryuniversity.com/index.php/learn/article/… – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 8 '18 at 14:29
  • Added an example. Also answers your question @Tetsujin – Thorsten Niehues Aug 16 '18 at 11:04
  • Some laptops have a setting in BIOS/UEFI firmware to force the laptop to use a standard vs <other> charge and there is either a setting in Windows, or it may be an OEM application, that will only charge at a certain percentage and to a certain percentage. This all being said, lithium batteries should be fully discharged and fully recharged every so often (I want to say ~1x - 2x/mo, but I may be misremembering). It's not the charging itself that shortens battery life, but the higher voltage charging that such "Express" charging schemes allow (versus a Standard charge scheme). – JW0914 Jan 8 at 13:16

All batteries lose charging capacity over time and will eventually need to be replaced. n my opinion, we don't need to add software to extend battery life. The main thing is that we need to avoid improper charging and use, sometimes we need to keep proper power settings so that we can optimization battery life, and we can use the computer for a little longer. I have summarized some of the following areas that need attention.

Temperature aspects: 1. Keep the laptop cool.

  1. We have to be careful about heat, clean the laptop's vents and fan regularly.

  2. Do not use the laptop on a pillow or blanket, but on firm surfaces such as a table or a desk, which won't flex and block airflow or cooling.

  3. Avoid extreme ambient temperatures(do not be too hot or too cold).

Power and settings aspects:

  1. Use our laptop manufacturer’s battery maintenance tools.

  2. By default, the machine was always charging the battery up to 100%, we can modified this to max out at 80%.

  3. We should also avoid full discharges.

  4. We can unplug the laptop overnight, it can protect the machine from potential electrical surges. That's a good Defensive Computing.

  5. Adjust graphics and display settings (for example, lower the lights).

  6. Tweak our built-in power saving options.

  7. Turn off the sounds and backlit keyboards.

In terms of use: 1. Turn off Power-Hungry Apps and Processes.

  1. Turn off Power-Hungry Hardware(for example, turn off bluetooth).

  2. Use hibernate, not just sleep, whenever possible.

  3. Try a different browser.

  4. Unplug all USB devices and remove all discs when not needed.

  5. Update software and drivers and use the right adapter.

  6. Turn off wifi when not in use.

If we don’t plan to use the laptop on batteries for quite some time, ensure that the charge is nearly 40 percent, remove the batteries and store it in a cool place. The details we may have to pay attention to during normal use are more than the above. A typical lithium ion battery has an overall average life of 2-3 years. With some care and caution, its mortality can be delayed.

We can refer part settings in the links: https://fossbytes.com/how-to-maximize-battery-life-on-windows-10/

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    This is too broad to answer this question. It asks specificly about Windows 10, also asks how to limit battery charging, your answer cover none of those. – Máté Juhász Aug 9 '18 at 6:20

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